LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||17/AGO/2010 6:02 PM|
|Assunto:||to Juju and José Roberto|
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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