Enunciating English Properly

 
9780976659921: Enunciating English Properly

This book originally was written to assist recent immigrants to enunciateEnglish better than their State-born associates. It became obvious that that this little book would eliminate accents of all and even give many a tang of being from Cambridge England rather than Cambridge MA. It has only three simple rules, rules that need to be meticulously followed so that in less than a year one s voice might be mistaken from an Oxford s Don but not by an Oxford Don, of course. Using famous speeches, correct/incorrect enunciations and, at times, humorous instances, this monograph aims at teaching both immigrants and local-accent citizens how to pronounce the written word properly so as to be verbally-indistinguishable from a native born - or even an englishman. It employs three simple rules: * Except for a first vowel-led syllable, begin the pronunciation of every syllable with a consonant; * If two consonants are connected, end its syllable with one and start the next with the second consonant; * be sure to pronounce the final consonant. Exceptions to the double consonant rule are shown to have roots in ancient languages: these double consonants once were single sounds that English alphabeteers declined to add as a consonantal increase to their canonized twenty-six. This monograph also shows how at least 4 of the 26 are alternative ways to sound out other consonants. All this is demonstrated by scrolling out and comparing the alphabets from 1450 BC (Ugaritic) to 1600 AD (English).

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For 45 years Lawrence A. Murray considered himself a cutting edge physicist beginning with transistors after graduating in 1953 and proceeding to working on inventing the Laser [actually an Iraser] in 1966 but three other teams invented the Laser, so he went to LEDs then fiber optics, Machine Vision and Robotics until he could no longer read. Using the motto If you can t read, write; if you can t write, publish! he became first an author then a Publisher. Mr. Murray graduated from Notre Dame in 1953, went to Columbia U to earn his doctorate but was drafted to serve in the Far East just as the Korean War ended. At service s end in the midst of a semester, he decided to earn some money and, making more money that his profs had ever told him was possible, attended night courses in five NY/NJ universities but. Upon becoming father and husband, remained a pragmatic worker rather than a practicing scholar. He writes under a number of pen names, is s practicing Roman Catholic, enjoys Archeology and History and he travels the world.

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A migrant should be able to use the three simple rules for correct enunciation of English extremely useful in loosing their ethnic or district accents; beyond being useful to recent Americans, many a sixteen year educated citizen will find it examples not only interesting but also amusing. --Sts Jude imPress

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