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Re: ''naked''

Postby Kirk » 2005-07-13, 22:15

Tashi wrote:
svenska84 wrote:
SpaceFlight wrote:What about ''ev'ry'' and ''ev'rybody'' though? I've seen those before. What's their purpose. It's seems to me like they're just taking out a silent letter and replacing it with an apostrophe.


For some reason, spelling has given extra letters to those words, which never were pronounced as three syllables


well I sometimes pronounce it as three syllables, in songs and poems for metric reasons or emphasis


Yeah, that's a good point. I was more thinking of regular spoken language, but you're right, in such usage I've heard it with three syllables also.
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''every'' with three syllables.

Postby SpaceFlight » 2005-07-14, 3:43

Yeah, that's a good point. I was more thinking of regular spoken language, but you're right, in such usage I've heard it with three syllables also.


Kirk,

A good example of that three-syllable pronunciation of ''every'' is on this one song with lyrics like this:

''I want to rock-'n'-roll all night and party everyday.''

''every'' is pronounced /Ev@`i/ in that song. It seems like /Ev@`i/ has more emphasis than /Evri/.

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Re: ''every'' with three syllables.

Postby Kirk » 2005-07-14, 4:47

SpaceFlight wrote:
Yeah, that's a good point. I was more thinking of regular spoken language, but you're right, in such usage I've heard it with three syllables also.


Kirk,

A good example of that three-syllable pronunciation of ''every'' is on this one song with lyrics like this:

''I want to rock-'n'-roll all night and party everyday.''

''every'' is pronounced /Ev@`i/ in that song. It seems like /Ev@`i/ has more emphasis than /Evri/.


Do you know who sings that song? One example that comes to mind in pop/rock is Avril Lavigne's "My Happy Ending" where she sings "ev-er-y" in the line:

"you were ev-er-y-thing, ev-er-y-thing, that I wanted/ we were meant to be supposed to be, but we lost it"
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I eat prescriptivists for breakfast.

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