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Post by realisticspeakers » July 8th, 2019, 12:29 pm

KevinS wrote:
July 8th, 2019, 11:09 am
realisticspeakers wrote:
July 8th, 2019, 8:43 am
verycherrey wrote:
July 7th, 2019, 10:11 pm
Tertiary or any other five-dollar word.

“Don't use a five-dollar word when a fifty-cent word will do.”

― Mark Twain
I think that after secondary, tertiary is perfectly cromulent. It's quaternary that resounds superfluous.
Am I correct in saying that at 5 in the afternoon in the tropics everything is quininary?
Your postulation, as usual, results in an affirmative nod, unless of course, in the Congo-Nigerian linguistic regions where the number system is senary.
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Post by verycherrey » July 8th, 2019, 6:19 pm

realisticspeakers wrote:
July 8th, 2019, 12:29 pm
KevinS wrote:
July 8th, 2019, 11:09 am
realisticspeakers wrote:
July 8th, 2019, 8:43 am


I think that after secondary, tertiary is perfectly cromulent. It's quaternary that resounds superfluous.
Am I correct in saying that at 5 in the afternoon in the tropics everything is quininary?
Your postulation, as usual, results in an affirmative nod, unless of course, in the Congo-Nigerian linguistic regions where the number system is senary.
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Post by schrm » October 28th, 2019, 10:46 am

uuuh, here was the thread i enjoyed reading that much and that led to me wondering about when i will stumble upon a word to add to my lists..
well, i had to read "disadvantageously"
after the 5th? or 10th? time, it sounded just as a question. i clearly wondered about this word while reading and..
advantage, advantageously, disadvantage...all is ok, but this "disadvantageously"...

i can hiss it, i can ask it, but i cannot read it normally.
i failed.
:D

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Post by realisticspeakers » October 28th, 2019, 12:57 pm

schrm wrote:
October 28th, 2019, 10:46 am
uuuh, here was the thread i enjoyed reading that much and that led to me wondering about when i will stumble upon a word to add to my lists..
well, i had to read "disadvantageously"
after the 5th? or 10th? time, it sounded just as a question. i clearly wondered about this word while reading and..
advantage, advantageously, disadvantage...all is ok, but this "disadvantageously"...

i can hiss it, i can ask it, but i cannot read it normally.
i failed.
:D
Have you tried the carrot/cork technique? put a cork between your teeth and try it repeatedly. Then when the cork is out it flows.
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Post by annise » October 28th, 2019, 2:31 pm

If I have real trouble with a word I've never said before, I try to split it into syllables and work out which I will stress and say it slowly a few times.

Anne

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Post by TriciaG » October 28th, 2019, 7:28 pm

Try focusing on the first few syllables, then the middle syllables, then the end syllables, recording each time. Then you can cut/paste all the best "takes" together at the hard stops (such as disad - vent - ag - eously if you need to break it down to its smallest parts by hard stops). 8-)
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Post by KevinS » October 28th, 2019, 7:36 pm

schrm wrote:
October 28th, 2019, 10:46 am
uuuh, here was the thread i enjoyed reading that much and that led to me wondering about when i will stumble upon a word to add to my lists..
well, i had to read "disadvantageously"
after the 5th? or 10th? time, it sounded just as a question. i clearly wondered about this word while reading and..
advantage, advantageously, disadvantage...all is ok, but this "disadvantageously"...

i can hiss it, i can ask it, but i cannot read it normally.
i failed.
:D
I would treat it like an obvious misprint. (Wink.)
Drop and roll!

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Post by schrm » October 28th, 2019, 10:29 pm

KevinS wrote:
October 28th, 2019, 7:36 pm


I would treat it like an obvious misprint. (Wink.)
thank you for the pl ok kevin!

yes, i tried to variate the spoken word and that was somehow the best version.

i will try the carrot technique, though (thank you realisticspeakers!) - to be honest, librivox has helped wonders with my english :-)
and why not learning to speak english with a carrot in your mouth? i think, babies do so, too...
:D

thank you tricia and anne! i will try that, too..
the last versions i did, were sort of stuttering disadvantgsgsshshssssssssss

:-D

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Post by LikeManyWaters » November 1st, 2019, 10:49 am

"took his studiedly unhurried departure"

what a tongue twister! ugh! say it five times fast...
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Post by Jmbau13 » November 16th, 2019, 7:35 pm

Consideratively.
Read something recently when a young character was said to look into the fire 'consideratively'.
Apart from being hell to say, is it even a word??
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Post by LikeManyWaters » November 17th, 2019, 12:05 pm

Unconscionable :shock:
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they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” 
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Post by schrm » November 17th, 2019, 12:07 pm

LikeManyWaters wrote:
November 17th, 2019, 12:05 pm
Unconscionable :shock:
i can imagine it..
oh i can imagine me saying unconsionnnnnnnnnnnmbl
:mrgreen:

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Post by DerpFlavored » November 20th, 2019, 3:06 pm

"Pack" ugh I hate that word
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Post by LikeManyWaters » December 15th, 2019, 6:30 pm

derisive vituperation

...both Fun AND Annoying I think...
April

“But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles;
they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” 
– Isaiah 40:31

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Post by schrm » December 15th, 2019, 8:29 pm

LikeManyWaters wrote:
December 15th, 2019, 6:30 pm
derisive vituperation

...both Fun AND Annoying I think...
impressive vocabulary!
and sort of self-describing, i think

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cc welcome! my skills improve from pl notes that cite when my english pronunciation is way off, or when words are missing.
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