Word Pronounciation!

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  1. Seeker7 profile image94
    Seeker7posted 7 years ago

    Word Pronounciation!

    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!

  2. txngalMT profile image60
    txngalMTposted 7 years ago

    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.

  3. Just Ask Susan profile image90
    Just Ask Susanposted 7 years ago

    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.

  4. FranYo profile image57
    FranYoposted 7 years ago

    It's a little word, but I have trouble getting the word "rural" off the tongue.

  5. Faceless39 profile image95
    Faceless39posted 7 years ago

    First may I suggest your using the term "Word Pronunciation" (not pronounciation)  smile

    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..

  6. edhan profile image61
    edhanposted 7 years ago

    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.

  7. Rosie2010 profile image74
    Rosie2010posted 7 years ago

    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."

  8. BaliMermaid profile image56
    BaliMermaidposted 7 years ago

    Supercalifragilisticexpealidocious and
    antidisestablishmentarianism are the two that throw me. But seriously I cannot roll my r's and that makes a lot of words incorrectly mispronounced.

  9. Seeker7 profile image94
    Seeker7posted 7 years ago

    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!

  10. lone77star profile image84
    lone77starposted 7 years ago

    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.

  11. Freegoldman profile image39
    Freegoldmanposted 7 years ago

    "advertisement,fiduciary,preternatural,obstreperous,consubstantiation,rambunctious" nd a few more

  12. EmpressAwesome profile image56
    EmpressAwesomeposted 7 years ago

    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.

  13. Nellieanna profile image80
    Nellieannaposted 7 years ago

    eleemosynary

    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.

  14. Bubblegum Senpai profile image90
    Bubblegum Senpaiposted 7 years ago

    Wednesday. I have a lot of trouble, and usually just pronounce it "Wensday"

  15. jg555 profile image61
    jg555posted 7 years ago

    I would have to say February and wednesday.

 
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