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Author Topic: Words at the tip of your tongue and language  (Read 6443 times)

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zena

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Re: Words at the tip of your tongue
« Reply #15 on: February 02, 2016, 04:21:11 PM »
A word that I did not know how to pronounce until like a couple a years ago was: bouy.  You know, those floating things in the water.

I pronounced it as "boy" but it's "boo-ee."  Guess who corrected it for me.  The husband.  ::)

BUT.  I did correct one of his words. It was faux.  He pronounced it "fox."  Told him it was "foe."  ;D



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Re: Words at the tip of your tongue and language
« Reply #16 on: November 29, 2016, 04:02:26 PM »
I've always liked diphthong since I heard it in linguistics.

Say it 5 times. LOL.



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Re: Words at the tip of your tongue and language
« Reply #17 on: November 29, 2016, 04:03:40 PM »
I always thought the word, vehement, was pronounced: ve-ha-ment.  It's actually, vee-a-ment.  ::)



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Re: Words at the tip of your tongue and language
« Reply #18 on: February 28, 2017, 07:55:43 PM »
I always get these words mixed up:

conundrum - n. a difficult problem

compendium - n. a publication containing a variety of works



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