fun: check your English pronunciation

    Last post ago almost 3 years by blueday
    • Started by
      Hero Member
    • last active 7 days ago
    Headline back 23

    Readers of this topic also read:

    Please or register to post or comment.
      • Index
        • Started by
          Hero Member
        • last active 7 days ago
        I just have my tongue broken 

        Dearest creature in creation,
        Study English pronunciation.
        I will teach you in my verse
        Sounds like corpse, corps, horse, and worse.
        I will keep you, Suzy, busy,
        Make your head with heat grow dizzy.
        Tear in eye, your dress will tear.
        So shall I! Oh hear my prayer.
        Just compare heart, beard, and heard,
        Dies and diet, lord and word,
        Sword and sward, retain and Britain.
        (Mind the latter, how it's written.)
        Now I surely will not plague you
        With such words as plaque and ague.
        But be careful how you speak:
        Say break and steak, but bleak and streak;
        Cloven, oven, how and low,
        Script, receipt, show, poem, and toe.

        Hear me say, devoid of trickery,
        Daughter, laughter, and Terpsichore,
        Typhoid, measles, topsails, aisles,
        Exiles, similes, and reviles;
        Scholar, vicar, and cigar,
        Solar, mica, war and far;
        One, anemone, Balmoral,
        Kitchen, lichen, laundry, laurel;
        Gertrude, German, wind and mind,
        Scene, Melpomene, mankind.

        Billet does not rhyme with ballet,
        Bouquet, wallet, mallet, chalet.
        Blood and flood are not like food,
        Nor is mould like should and would.
        Viscous, viscount, load and broad,
        Toward, to forward, to reward.
        And your pronunciation's OK
        When you correctly say croquet,
        Rounded, wounded, grieve and sieve,
        Friend and fiend, alive and live.

        Ivy, privy, famous; clamour
        And enamour rhyme with hammer.
        River, rival, tomb, bomb, comb,
        Doll and roll and some and home.
        Stranger does not rhyme with anger,
        Neither does devour with clangour.
        Souls but foul, haunt but aunt,
        Font, front, wont, want, grand, and grant,
        Shoes, goes, does. Now first say finger,
        And then singer, ginger, linger,
        Real, zeal, mauve, gauze, gouge and gauge,
        Marriage, foliage, mirage, and age.

        Query does not rhyme with very,
        Nor does fury sound like bury.
        Dost, lost, post and doth, cloth, loth.
        Job, nob, bosom, transom, oath.
        Though the differences seem little,
        We say actual but victual.
        Refer does not rhyme with deafer.
        Foeffer does, and zephyr, heifer.
        Mint, pint, senate and sedate;
        Dull, bull, and George ate late.
        Scenic, Arabic, Pacific,
        Science, conscience, scientific.

        Liberty, library, heave and heaven,
        Rachel, ache, moustache, eleven.
        We say hallowed, but allowed,
        People, leopard, towed, but vowed.
        Mark the differences, moreover,
        Between mover, cover, clover;
        Leeches, breeches, wise, precise,
        Chalice, but police and lice;
        Camel, constable, unstable,
        Principle, disciple, label.

        Petal, panel, and canal,
        Wait, surprise, plait, promise, pal.
        Worm and storm, chaise, chaos, chair,
        Senator, spectator, mayor.
        Tour, but our and succour, four.
        Gas, alas, and Arkansas.
        Sea, idea, Korea, area,
        Psalm, Maria, but malaria.
        Youth, south, southern, cleanse and clean.
        Doctrine, turpentine, marine.

        Compare alien with Italian,
        Dandelion and battalion.
        Sally with ally, yea, ye,
        Eye, I, ay, aye, whey, and key.
        Say aver, but ever, fever,
        Neither, leisure, skein, deceiver.
        Heron, granary, canary.
        Crevice and device and aerie.

        Face, but preface, not efface.
        Phlegm, phlegmatic, ass, glass, bass.
        Large, but target, gin, give, verging,
        Ought, out, joust and scour, scourging.
        Ear, but earn and wear and tear
        Do not rhyme with here but ere.
        Seven is right, but so is even,
        Hyphen, roughen, nephew Stephen,
        Monkey, donkey, Turk and jerk,
        Ask, grasp, wasp, and cork and work.

        Pronunciation -- think of Psyche!
        Is a paling stout and spikey?
        Won't it make you lose your wits,
        Writing groats and saying grits?
        It's a dark abyss or tunnel:
        Strewn with stones, stowed, solace, gunwale,
        Islington and Isle of Wight,
        Housewife, verdict and indict.

        Finally, which rhymes with enough --
        Though, through, plough, or dough, or cough?
        Hiccough has the sound of cup.
        My advice is to give up!!!
      • Index
        • Replied by
        • last active 5 hrs ago
        That's pretty incredible Sirin.

      lcb activities in the last 24 hours

      • 31
        new members
      • 700
        members online
      • 12129
        guests online
      • 76
        new posts
      • 7744
        free games played
      Join the club

      Most viewed forum topics

      • Whatisthatnoise zps9339a8ec
        You've made a deposit and gone straight away to one of your favorite games. Sadly, your bankroll has dwindled down to a zero balance.  There is nothing left to do but close the virtual  window on another Jackpot dream...
        Penny for your thoughts...
      • Avatar 6303
        Hello,  I have waiting 4 weeks for a 600.00 payout i requested and it was declined for unknown reasons.I have had no problems till now and i really need this winnings.My car died and has been fixed but im short...
        Raging bull no pay
      • Index
        If you're familiar with the cashback requests thread from Slotland and Winaday, then you may well be familiar with the Annual Wrist Slappin' Day which takes place annually on 16th March.  That said, the rep has...
        CLOSED....Slotland / Winaday Annual Wrist Slappin' contest ! $375 up for grabs

      Join today and start earning rewards

      You will immediately get full access to our online casino forum/chat plus receive our newsletter with news & exclusive bonuses every month.
      S logo
      Select Language
      Search Results

      Report to moderator

      Use this function to inform the moderators and administrator of an abusive or wrongly posted message.

      Please note that your email address will be revealed to the moderators if you use this