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Minnemooseus
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Message 226 of 1389 (735753)
08-23-2014 5:06 PM
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08-23-2014 10:16 AM


er
1. The letter 'U' will be reinstated in words such as 'colour,' 'favour,' 'labour' and 'neighbour.' Likewise, you will learn to spell 'doughnut' without skipping half the letters, and the suffix '-ize' will be replaced by the suffix '-ise.' Generally, you will be expected to raise your vocabulary to acceptable levels. (look up 'vocabulary').

And most important, all words ending in "a" need to be pronounced as ending in "er".

Examples - Dali Lamer, Barack Obamer.

Moose


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Message 227 of 1389 (736099)
09-02-2014 12:21 PM


A man goes to a costume party carrying a girl on his back. The host asks him, "Why aren't you wearing a costume?"

"I am," the guest replies. "I'm a tortoise."

"What's that on your back then?" the host asks, pointing at the girl.

"That's Michelle."


  
Dr Adequate
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Message 228 of 1389 (736102)
09-02-2014 1:47 PM
Reply to: Message 226 by Minnemooseus
08-23-2014 5:06 PM


Re: er
And most important, all words ending in "a" need to be pronounced as ending in "er".

Examples - Dali Lamer, Barack Obamer.

That's not actually how it works.

Correct English goes like this: you drop the "r" at the end of a word which possesses one unless it precedes a vowel. So "I have a daughta" but "I have a daughter and a son." The "r" is conjured into existence by the "a" in "and".

Incorrect English also drops the "r" at the ends of words that have one unless it precedes a vowel; but it also adds an "r" at the end of words that don't merit it because of not having an r in them when they end with a short unstressed vowel sound and when they precede a vowel, as though they were words like "daughter". So someone who says "I like Obama" would say "I like Obamar and Biden"; someone who says "The Dali Lama lives in Tibet" would say "The Dali Lamar is Tibetan"; Samantha makes me hot" but "Samanthar is a babe".

But no-one just slaps on an "r" willy-nilly; if it happens at all it only happens before a vowel. If you listen to someone speaking incorrect English they will still drop more Rs that you think should be there than they will add Rs that you think shouldn't.


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Minnemooseus
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Message 229 of 1389 (736109)
09-02-2014 10:02 PM
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09-02-2014 1:47 PM


Re: er
In case it wasn't guessed, I get my impression of the English English from the BBC via NPR.

And I was shocked, I say shocked, when Obama(r) was first elected president. The BBC people were actually pronouncing the name without the "r" at the end. At least that's how I recall it. I guess the powers that be (the ones that know their Rs from a hole in the ground) told them to get their "Rs" back where it belonged.

And for whatever it's worth, they pronounce the "r" as "er" (err), not as "ar" (are). So phonetically, Obama would be "Obomer" not "Obomar".

Now, is there some sort of connection between how Bostonians drop the "r" at the end of words while the English add "r" ant the end of words. In Boston, "bomber" would be "bomba" (Richie Valens must have been from Boston) while the English would sing "La Bamba" as "La Bamber".

Moose

Edited by Minnemooseus, : Fix typo, do tweek.


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Dr Adequate
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Message 230 of 1389 (736110)
09-02-2014 11:03 PM
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09-02-2014 10:02 PM


Re: er
Now, is there some sort of connection between how Bostonians drop the "r" at the end of words while the English add "r" ant the end of words. In Boston, "bomber" would be "bomba" (Richie Valens must have been from Boston) while the English would sing "La Bamba" as "La Bamber".

Yes. The Bostonians are speaking correct English. So are some of the English, as I have pointed out. All English people would say "bomba" unless it preceded a vowel, and no English person, however depraved, would actually sing "La Bamber" unless "Bamba" preceded a vowel.


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Message 231 of 1389 (736117)
09-03-2014 11:05 AM


I lived in Mass (Ayer) for a few years when I was around 9.
My sister's name is Carmen. I remember the locals would pronounce it: " Cah-men." Just one of those New England things.

"You were not there for the beginning. You will not be there for the end. Your knowledge of what is going on can only be superficial and relative" William S. Burroughs

  
ringo
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Message 232 of 1389 (736120)
09-03-2014 11:44 AM
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09-02-2014 1:47 PM


Re: er
Dr A writes:

So "I have a daughta" but "I have a daughter and a son."


That should be, "I have a daughter, eh."

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Minnemooseus
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Message 233 of 1389 (736238)
09-05-2014 7:40 PM


The problem with oral history

Source

Moose


  
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Message 234 of 1389 (736411)
09-09-2014 8:01 PM


Saw his snarling mug in the news lately--he's going to meet with GOP leaders in Congress to offer advice about ISIS.

Uh oh.

Ah Dick...we don't miss ya yet, go back to the (previously) undisclosed location.


"If you can keep your head while those around you are losing theirs, you can collect a lot of heads."

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Message 235 of 1389 (736422)
09-10-2014 8:08 AM
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09-09-2014 8:01 PM


Ah Dick...we don't miss ya yet, go back to the (previously) undisclosed location.

And have someone lock the doors ... from the outside.


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Message 236 of 1389 (736606)
09-11-2014 2:12 PM


I can't remember if I've posted this before. If I did, you get to laugh twice, so it's all good.


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Message 237 of 1389 (736612)
09-11-2014 2:20 PM
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09-11-2014 2:12 PM


quote:
"The wider context is a detailed discussion of best practices for proper training and storage of the kittens to maintain maximum durability."

Bonsai Kitten

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Message 238 of 1389 (737090)
09-16-2014 10:35 PM
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09-02-2014 11:03 PM


Re: er
All English people would say "bomba" unless it preceded a vowel

Unless they are rhotic speakers such as with some areas of BlackbuRn. In which case you hit all the 'r's - there aren't many regions that do this though.


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Message 239 of 1389 (737095)
09-17-2014 2:00 AM
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09-16-2014 10:35 PM


Re: er
Ya'll talk funny.

Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also in prison. Thoreau: Civil Disobedience (1846)

I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him. Galileo Galilei

If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder and lightning. Frederick Douglass


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Message 240 of 1389 (737103)
09-17-2014 8:57 AM
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09-17-2014 2:00 AM


Re: er
accent on "Ya'll"


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