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What word or words do you have the most difficutly in pronouncing. Mine has to be anaesthetist. Also Antarctic I always say 'antartic'. Very annoying but I can't get my tongue around them!
I would have mainly have trouble with "suggestion, suggest," I tend to use the word alot, but I couldn't get people to understand. I would normally replace "suggestion" to advice.
tsunami I really have to think about this word before I say it.
Diverticulitis is another one. There are probably more but those two came to mind when I first saw your question.
It's a little word, but I have trouble getting the word "rural" off the tongue.
First may I suggest your using the term "Word Pronunciation" (not pronounciation)
I have trouble saying rural as well, and mostly I just have trouble spelling the word "fucsia." Is that even spelled right? I dunno lol..
For me, I had difficult to pronounce the word - Fluid
I used to say it as - flute
And that gets all my friends laughing their hearts out. It is kinda tongue twisting for me to get it right during my school days.
Luckily now I am able to get it right.
There are a lot of words I find difficult to pronounce. I find it difficult to pronounce words with "th" such as "width" or even simple words "mother" or "father." I must also mispronounce "fries" as I often get "rice" with my order instead of "french fries."
antidisestablishmentarianism are the two that throw me. But seriously I cannot roll my r's and that makes a lot of words incorrectly mispronounced.
Ooopppps!!! Sorry about the gross spelling mistake pointed out by Faceless 39! My only excuse and it's a poor one, is that I had a few glasses of lovely wine before I wrote the question!!! LOL!
Good pronunciation is a good thing to strive for, but the main point for me is communication. Does the other person understand what you're saying?
I never had trouble with pronouncing "fuchsia" (FEW-shuh), but like Faceless39, spelling it has always been a hassle.
I've had the privilege to speak with a wide variety of people from many corners of the world. Learning to understand their pronunciation has proved to be a challenge, but a delightful learning experience. On the other hand, my learning to pronounce other languages has been a mixed bag. My pronunciation of Spanish was so good as a teenager, that a visitor to a neighbor from Dominican Republic thought I was native born and rattled off more Spanish than I had learned. But my greatest difficulties with Russian proved to be that of mastering sounds that are not found in English.
I remember when I was a small boy, my younger brother, Terry, could not pronounce "truck." It always came out "fruck," which cause great roars of laughter amongst the adults. Frankly, at the time, I didn't see what was so funny.
"advertisement,fiduciary,preternatural,obstreperous,consubstantiation,rambunctious" nd a few more
Haha! I have trouble with those words as well, Seeker7. Also, abominable and anemone. Maybe it's just because I don't say them very often.
I can spell it better than I can pronounce it. Those double EEs are the snag. They're not both supposed to be pronounced but I tend to try to.
Wednesday. I have a lot of trouble, and usually just pronounce it "Wensday"
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You ever get tired of correcting people that say you name wrong?
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