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Autor:  PPAULO
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Data:  17/AGO/2010 6:02 PM
Assunto:  to Juju and José Roberto
 
Mensagem: 

    Your pupil was kidding you? I can´t think of ''having'' and ''heaven'' being misheard that way, to the point of one passing for the other.   But then, maybe it´s me.

     On the other hand, I battled with myself (me ear) with a Maddona´s music  "rain" there´s a part in it that I am quite sure a word got 'silent' (don´t know by heart, but I remember the fact of not hearing it in my English crash course).

     I and my teacher discussed about it, and she ''convinced'' me that   ''no, there´s no word in the lyric that was silent". Okay I accepted that at the time, but I can swear that a word is silent, at least to my layman ears.

    Other times, I come upon words and expressions with, were really different spoken by American people and those from UK, and even by other Americans.

    Once, a New Yorkian guy in a Speak Up feature said 'email' with a 'emél' sound, it stuck into my head, I remember that up to now.

 

    So, "having" and "heaven", one would be quite different of the other.  But, with so many accents out there I wouldn´t say they can´t have the same pronounce. Only that 

I never heard them pronounced in the same way.


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
gerund and The /I/ and /i/   –  Juju  17/AGO/2010, 2:54 AM
gerund and The /I/ and /i/   –  José Roberto  17/AGO/2010, 10:20 AM
gerund and The /I/ and /i/   –  Juju  17/AGO/2010, 3:04 PM
to Juju and José Roberto   –  Teacher  17/AGO/2010, 3:13 PM
to Juju and José Roberto   –  Juju  17/AGO/2010, 3:22 PM
to Juju and José Roberto  –  José Roberto  17/AGO/2010, 5:39 PM
 to Juju and José Roberto   –  PPAULO  17/AGO/2010, 6:02 PM
/I/ and /i/ to Juju  –  José Roberto  17/AGO/2010, 5:45 PM
to José Roberto  –  Teacher  17/AGO/2010, 8:22 PM
to José Roberto and Ppaul  –  Juju  17/AGO/2010, 11:00 PM
to José Roberto and Ppaul  –  José Roberto  18/AGO/2010, 1:11 AM
a question about the G in ING  –  Teacher  18/AGO/2010, 3:03 AM
a question about the G in ING  –  José Roberto  19/AGO/2010, 1:48 AM
a question about the G in ING  –  Teacher  19/AGO/2010, 2:13 PM

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