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In lands I never saw -- they say
Immortal Alps look down --
Whose bonnets touch the firmament --
Whose sandals touch the town --

Meek at whose everlasting feet
A myriad daisy play --
Which, Sir, are you and which am I
Upon an August day?

Emily Dickinson
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won`t/ want

HermineHermine ModeratorPosts: 6,076 mod
edited February 2014 in Pronunciation
@Hi Lynne - today we have read a Poem where the word `won`t appeared. I looked it up in a dic, because I pronunced it wrongly.
Here I found this: / wount /
Then I thought on the word `wound`. My question is: do I pronunce it the same just by soften the letter `d`? I know this word has at least two meanings and I mean wound an open scratch on your skin.

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  • [Ex Member][Ex Member] Posts: 0 ✭✭✭✭
    Hi, @Hermine,
    'd' is voiced in 'wound': [wuːnd]
    So it is pronounced differently from 'won't'. [t] is voiceless.
  • science24science24 Posts: 983 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I fall in the trap of ; want, went, won't, wont =))
  • [Ex Member][Ex Member] Posts: 0 ✭✭✭✭
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    Never mind, @science24,sounds ح ه خ are much worse. =))
  • HermineHermine Moderator Posts: 6,076 mod
    edited July 2014
    You would say `won`t just that way: / woun or wu:n/
    Post edited by pryfllwyd on
  • [Ex Member][Ex Member] Posts: 0 ✭✭✭✭
    [wəʊnt] - British or [woʊnt]- American, @Hermine. But not [wu:n]
  • HermineHermine Moderator Posts: 6,076 mod
    edited July 2014
    @Hi Prosey- but you`ve said `t `is voiceless. What does that mean?
    Post edited by pryfllwyd on
  • HermineHermine Moderator Posts: 6,076 mod
    edited July 2014
    This time I got it - yes you are right and I know now what you mean.
    Thank you.
    Post edited by pryfllwyd on
  • [Ex Member][Ex Member] Posts: 0 ✭✭✭✭
    I am glad to hear it, @Hermine. :)
  • HermineHermine Moderator Posts: 6,076 mod
    I think we`ve found a new skeleton, haven`t we?
  • SLBSLB Posts: 1,289 ✭✭✭✭
    In this song he says "whatever you want" but my ear insists he pronounces it WON't.
    What do your ears say?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnRI-dNdgBg
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,397 mod
  • SLBSLB Posts: 1,289 ✭✭✭✭
    oh, yes, I always forget about that.
    the song is called The Flame.
    BTW I didn't get a notif about your comment. Is that normal?
  • SLBSLB Posts: 1,289 ✭✭✭✭
    I know why I didn't get a notif. You didn't mention me. But I also learnt you can solve this problem by changing your notifications settings.

    After that I came here to try to edit my comment but the button wasn't there.
    Can comments only be edited the same day they are made?
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