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Sometimes, the words get lost in translation

Aug 02, 2014

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Confession: for an embarrassingly long time I thought Yosemite – America’s stunning national park – rhymed with "nose bight". As in: "Oh, I’d simply adore to visit Yoze-might." Similarly, the first time I spoke about visiting Wagga Wagga, it rhymed – fittingly – with blagger.

Fear of mispronunciation is a common anxiety – one that Susan Butler, editor of the Macquarie Dictionary, explores in her new book The (H)aitch Factor.

Read the full article Sometimes, the words get lost in translation | Gary Nunn | The Age


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