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The Italian Job

January 24, 2013

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IT’S NOT OFTEN that I visit non-English-language websites, mainly because of a couple of personally embarrassing factors:— My French, German and Italian have become pathetic, to say the least. I’ve forgotten all my Lebanese Arabic (since Lebanese consider French to be a native tongue for them). I’ve never properly picked up Farsi anyway because my […]

How do you mispronounce them?

March 8, 2012

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I HAVEN’T BEEN ATTENDING to this blog for some time, and I thought a restarter is best done not in a heavy manner. I have noticed that many people are mispronouncing two words (and their related forms) with increasing regularity — even on scientific or nature TV programmes. The pronunciation guidelines apply to all varieties of […]