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What is one to say about June? The time of perfect young summer, the fulfilment of the promise of the earlier months, and with as yet no sign to remind one that its fresh young beauty will ever fade.

Gertrude Jekyll
A swarm of bees in May
Is worth a load of hay;
A swarm of bees in June
Is worth a silver spoon;
A swarm of bees in July
Is not worth a fly.
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won`t/ want

HermineHermine ModeratorPosts: 6,009 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: 977 ✭✭✭✭✭
    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: 6,009 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: 6,009 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: 6,009 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: 6,009 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: 9,208 mod
    Blocked here.
  • 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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