Is the word ''rural'' kind of hard to say?

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Is the word ''rural'' kind of hard to say?

Postby Smith » 2005-06-13, 18:39

Is the word ''rural'' kind of hard to say?

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Postby JackFrost » 2005-06-13, 20:13

Not at all. Why the question?
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Postby paruha » 2005-06-13, 20:21

I find the word 'through' more difficult to pronounce :P
Защо да харчим пари, които нямаме, за да купим неща, които не са ни нужни, така че да впечатлим хора, които не харесваме?

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Postby Psi-Lord » 2005-06-13, 20:32

I wouldn't say hard… but it's definitely ugly. :lol: Just like 'aurora' in English, too. :P
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Postby JackFrost » 2005-06-13, 20:50

paruha wrote:I find the word 'through' more difficult to pronounce :P

O,o

It's simple. "thru". That's all there is. :P
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You find ''through'' more difficult to pronounce:

Postby Smith » 2005-06-13, 21:01

I keep getting my quotes messed up. I think this will be right now.

You find the word ''through'' more difficult to pronounce


Are you from Scotland? In some areas of Scotland and by some speakers there, they pronounce ''through'' in a very strange sounding way /Tru:x/[/quote]

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Postby alois » 2005-06-13, 21:15

I think "rarer"'s awful too.

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Postby Geist » 2005-06-13, 23:18

I agree.
Aurora is quite a nice word to me, but probably because of its meaning, not pronunciation.
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Postby Kirk » 2005-06-14, 4:10

Yeah, "rural" and "rarer" can be strange words in my opinion, even tho I'm a native speaker.

I pronounce "rural" as [ˈɹ3˞ɫ̩] and "rarer" as [ˈɹɛɹɚ] or [ˈɹɛːɚ] in faster speech. Compare to "rare" [ˈɹɛɹ].

I don't think "aurora" (which is [əˈɹɔɹə] for me) is as hard to say, but I guess I can see how it might cause some people trouble with the two [ɹ]s pretty close to each other.
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Re: You find ''through'' more difficult to pronounce:

Postby paruha » 2005-06-14, 7:48

Daniel wrote:
Smith wrote:I keep getting my quotes messed up. I think this will be right now.

You find the word ''through'' more difficult to pronounce


Are you from Scotland? In some areas of Scotland and by some speakers there, they pronounce ''through'' in a very strange sounding way /Tru:x/


No, JackFrost lives in the USA (Pennsylvania). I am the one that's from Scotland. Hmm, I've never heard anyone say it like this /Tru:x/. I pronounce it like this: /Tru:/. My 'r' is rolled.[/quote]
I think he meant me ;)

I'm not a native speaker. I'm from Bulgaria.
Защо да харчим пари, които нямаме, за да купим неща, които не са ни нужни, така че да впечатлим хора, които не харесваме?

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Postby pierrick18 » 2005-06-14, 16:36

Psi-Lord wrote:I wouldn't say hard… but it's definitely ugly. :lol: Just like 'aurora' in English, too. :P


Aurora isn't an ugly word!

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Postby allemaalmeezinge » 2005-09-04, 3:55

It is hard work pronouncing two of these "English r's in one word!!

:lol:

I guess when a native speaks the words aren't "ugly" but when I try to pronounce they can sound very, well, say, strange :oops:

Better call it "interesting" haha :)

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Postby Psi-Lord » 2005-09-04, 3:57

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Psi-Lord wrote:I wouldn't say hard… but it's definitely ugly. :lol: Just like 'aurora' in English, too. :P

Aurora isn't an ugly word!

No word is uglier than that for me in English. :P On the other hand, it's one of my favourite in Portuguese.
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Postby Mantaz » 2005-09-04, 8:14

Psi-Lord wrote:I wouldn't say hard… but it's definitely ugly. :lol: Just like 'aurora' in English, too. :P


'rural' is easier for me than 'rare'. When I try to spell it, I sound like vomiting :roll: So atm I just pronounce strong "r" that makes it far easier.

Btw, in spoken Lithuanian 'rūra' means 'dirty ass' :lol:

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Postby Cisza » 2005-09-05, 8:02

:D in Polish "rura" means "tube"
in the countraty, an English word "after" is "după" in Romanian, and this last word (without a breve above the last character) means in Polish the same that means rūra in Lithuanian.
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Postby Mantaz » 2005-09-05, 8:12

Cisza wrote::D in Polish "rura" means "tube"
in the countraty, an English word "after" is "după" in Romanian, and this last word (without a breve above the last character) means in Polish the same that means rūra in Lithuanian.
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Who said these languages are not related? :lol:

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Postby Gormur » 2005-09-26, 0:49

yabba wrote:It is hard work pronouncing two of these "English r's in one word!!

:lol:

I guess when a native speaks the words aren't "ugly" but when I try to pronounce they can sound very, well, say, strange :oops:

Better call it "interesting" haha :)

:D :D


So what? The Dutch "r" is even more difficult for me. :lol:

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Postby Kennedy » 2005-09-26, 12:09

Gormur wrote:So what? The Dutch "r" is even more difficult for me. :lol:

Oh, well, what about Danish? Tell me about one thing that makes sense in that language. It puts English to shame when it comes to the relation between spelling and pronunciation. :p

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Postby Alcadras » 2005-09-26, 13:29

the dutch "g" is very difficult to pronounce for us , Turkish people. :P

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Postby Psi-Lord » 2005-09-26, 13:51

Kennedy wrote:
Gormur wrote:So what? The Dutch "r" is even more difficult for me. :lol:

Oh, well, what about Danish? Tell me about one thing that makes sense in that language. It puts English to shame when it comes to the relation between spelling and pronunciation. :p

Even if I've always been infatuated with Danish, I can only but agree with that, hehe.
Ainda que eu tenha uma paixão recolhida pelo dinamarquês, só posso é concordar com isso, hehe.
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