(PDF READ) [The Big Book of Beastly Mispronunciations The Complete Opinionated Guide for the Careful Speaker] ☆ Charles Harrington Elster

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  • The Big Book of Beastly Mispronunciations The Complete Opinionated Guide for the Careful Speaker
  • Charles Harrington Elster
  • English
  • 14 March 2018
  • 9780618423156

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The Big Book of Beastly Mispronunciations The Complete Opinionated Guide for the Careful Speaker Characters Ú 102 Scusses past and present usage alternatives analogies and tendencies and offers plenty of advice none of it objective Whether you are adamant or ambivalent about the spoken word Elster arms you with the information you need to decide what is acceptable for youThe Big Book of Beastly Mispronunciations has now been expanded and revised and features nearly 200 new words includingal aeda bruschetta commensurate coup de grâce curriculum vita exacerbate gigabyte. My sister gave me this book because I am what Mr Elster refers to as a spelling pronouncer I come across unfamiliar words in print and never bother to look up the correct pronunciation I ve used this book to check on words when someone calls me out on a mispronunciation and it s been very useful However it wasn t until I started reading this book straight through for my Dewey Decimal Challenge that I got really hooked on it There were so many regular words that I never would have checked that I and everyone I know have been mispronouncing it was fascinating Examples OkayGrocery apparently it is groh suh ree with an S not grohsh ree with an SH I ve probably said and heard this word a million times in my life and never once with an S sound New the proper way to say it is NYOO like in newt Surprised the pants off meAny word with alm ahm with no L sound This one was a total shock because it meant that I ve been saying balm calm palm psalm almond etc completely wrong Except for salmon that one I nailed small consolation Really we are supposed to pronounce balm like bomb Really Frankly there s no way I m going to starting saying these words without the L sound because it sounds awful to my ears My favorite passages are the ones that contain fun tidbits like calling out famous people for saying something wrong or describing a personal encounter with a mispronouncer Also when the author gives information about a pronunciation that goes beyond what is in various dictionaries such as how locals say a certain place name One very big thing I ve taken away from this book is a sensitivity when it comes to the words pronounce and pronunciation They came up a lot in this book obviously and I was saying pronunciation wrong I think it s sometimes hard to remember how you say a word in your natural speech Now I m very aware of it for better or worse

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The Big Book of Beastly Mispronunciations The Complete Opinionated Guide for the Careful Speaker Characters Ú 102 The definitive pronouncement on than 1500 of our most commonly mispronounced wordsFrom the language maven Charles Harrington Elster comes an authoritative and unapologetically opinionated look at American speech As Elster points out there is no sewer in connoisseur no dip in diphthong and no pronoun in pronunciation The culmination of twenty years of observation and study The Big Book of Beastly Mispronunciations is than just a pronunciation guide Elster di. A book that helps with correct pronunciation can only be a 5 star read and say Double the pleasure 10 of 10 stars

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