Word for Word #34 The shifting nature of pronunciation

Jun 25, 2020
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In this special “iso edition” episode, we take a small detour from talking about the virus to chat with Chief Editor Alison Moore about one of her favourite things — pronunciation. 

Join us as we explore our language: the ways we use it, the ways we abuse it, and the ways we ultimately change it. 

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Words & Definitions

petri dish

algae

route

root

hedonism/hedonist

opthamology/opthamalogist

 

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Read more about the topics and themes discussed:

The shifting sounds of words

 

Acknowledgements

Word for Word is produced by Macmillan Audio Australia for Macquarie Dictionary and Pan Macmillan Australia. 

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Lindsay - July 28, 2020, 12:48 p.m.

A different take on pronunciation... Could you please make sure, when introducing new words in the Word for Word podcasts, to spell the word out at least once. "karen" and "seened" came out of left field and took careful (re)listening to ... believe!


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