Handy Pronunciation Resource September 27, 2013Posted by geoff in News.
As a kid I had the leisure time to read a book a day, so I naturally built up my vocabulary with lots of words I kind of understood, but had never heard spoken. Like many other people in this situation, my pronunciation attempts often led me to embarrassment. But if we’d had YouTube and the Pronunciation Manual back in my youth, I could have impressed everyone with my erudition.
For example, say you’re speaking of wine country in France, and you want to discuss the famous wine-making village, Chateauxneuf du Pape. Got. You. Covered.
Or if you’re embroiled in an argument concerning use of literary devices, you’re going to want to be able to pronounce onomatopoeia without the jeers of your peers.
I am having some problems with the President’s name, so I’m anxiously awaiting their guidance on that matter.
[H/T: My daughter, the cyberflipper]