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35 minutes ago, calmar said:

It's said 'wooster-sure' ( (/ˈwʊstərʃər/).

I'd also say 'rural' is a pretty difficult and ugly word too.

Yep.

Always gets me as to why people think the c is pronounced ch. It's baffling. Twice. Worse. They're both pronounced like an s.

The reason shire isn't pronounced shyer is because (I'm pretty sure) it predates the Great vowel Shift, where in this case what would be the silent e has no effect. Vowels were pronounced markedly different before the 1600s

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Wait until you get into French words.

Museé is not pronounced moosay, the u in French is pronounced like ee (in English) but with your lips rounded. It's really hard to do. And then the s is pronounced like a z

So Museé du Louvre is extremely difficult, because in addition to the two u's, you have the re, which is done as a slight hack in the back of your throat, like you're swallowing the r.

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1 hour ago, calmar said:

It's said 'wooster-sure' ( (/ˈwʊstərʃər/).

I'd also say 'rural' is a pretty difficult and ugly word too.

I thought this was just me :bradley:

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I cackled :icant: Thank you for this!

Also, I've noticed many English-speaking people from African descent have trouble saying escape correctly. They always say it 'exscape' and I wonder if there's some kind of explanation for it or if it's just me who doesn't hear it right.

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4 hours ago, A Little Monsterrr said:

rooral lol

mural is hard bc i have to say it like myooral

mural is an easy word to say tho

february and borderline are the devil though. february i always say fevruary, i can never get it right no matter how hard i try. also borderline, i keep saying boderline and i cant say it properly

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31 minutes ago, gagaschickens said:

what :fall:

february is still the worst for me why cant we change it out for something else. febuary or feruary would be perfect.

i cannot say vegetable, i'm so sorry

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