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On this breezy October morn, I walk
in the swift shadows of cloud-cursing rooks,
watching the world wake on the horizon.
Leo Yankevich
All houses wherein men have lived and died
Are haunted houses. Through the open doors
The harmless phantoms on their errands glide,
With feet that make no sound upon the floors.

We meet them at the doorway, on the stair,
Along the passages they come and go,
Impalpable impressions on the air,
A sense of something moving to and fro.
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won`t/ want

HermineHermine ModeratorPosts: 6,472 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: 6,472 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: 6,472 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: 6,472 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: 6,472 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: 9,522 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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