Fórum EMB de Discussões
[  EMB's Main Menu  |  Forum Index  |  Cadastro  |  Search  ]
   
ENGLISH
PORTUGUESE
 LINGUISTICS & CULTURE


Autor:  pat
E-mail:  não-disponível
Data:  16/FEV/2006 10:11 AM
Assunto:  Is pronounciating "thanks" like if it we
 
Mensagem:  Irish native speakers of english today ruitinely say 'tanks'. Jamaicans also, I tink. Which is no surprise, because the Jamaican patois is heavily influenced by the Irish prisoners brought there by the english along with the escravos in the late 1600's. At which time  most irish were native-speakers of Gaelic, and were speaking  ESL with  the escravos and the sassenachs.

Other than these few exceptions, omitting the 'th' sound at the beginning of  words is definitely a mark of non-native speech. Changing the 'th' sound at the end of words is distinctive of 'black' english - 'mouf' for 'mouth', for instance.


Envie uma resposta
Índice de mensagens


 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Is pronounciating "thanks" like if it we  –  Fabricioaugusto  14/FEV/2006, 11:14 PM
Is pronounciating "thanks" like if it we  –  José Roberto  15/FEV/2006, 12:20 AM
Is pronounciating "thanks" like if it we  –  Tiago T.  15/FEV/2006, 12:39 PM
Is pronounciating "thanks" like if it we  –  Miguel Veira  15/FEV/2006, 2:34 PM
THank you all guys.  –  Fabricioaugusto  15/FEV/2006, 7:18 PM
Is pronounciating "thanks" like if it we  –  Dale/RS  15/FEV/2006, 7:19 PM
 Is pronounciating "thanks" like if it we  –  pat  16/FEV/2006, 10:11 AM
to Pat  –  Breno  16/FEV/2006, 2:28 PM
To Breno  –  Raquel  16/FEV/2006, 2:58 PM
To Raquel  –  Breno  16/FEV/2006, 3:19 PM
to Pat  –  Breno  16/FEV/2006, 4:21 PM
to Pat  –  pat  17/FEV/2006, 10:00 AM
to Pat  –  Breno  17/FEV/2006, 11:04 AM
Is pronounciating "thanks" like if it we  –  Marcelo  16/FEV/2006, 10:59 AM

Contents of this forum are copy-free.
By S&K