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    Question Pronunciation of powerpoint+liaison

    Hello,

    Could you please tell me if the pronunciation of this word is correct:


    Powerpoint/paʊərpɔɪnt/, but in our daily life we pronounce it half English half French.

    Another remark:
    When I was watching a grammar's video I heard that the speaker who seemed to be an American, did not make the liaison in the following sentence: He has an English book.Is it necessary to make the liaison,isn't it? Or I misheard the pronounciation of "An English".

    Thank you very much in advance.
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    Default Re: Pronounciation of powerpoint+liaison

    Yes, it is necessary, but some people speak poorly.

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    Default Re: Pronounciation of powerpoint+liaison

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    Yes, it is necessary, but some people speak poorly.
    Thank you very much for your answer.
    would you please tell me is my transcription of the word powerpoint correct?
    Best regards,
    Last edited by symaa; 29-Jun-2011 at 17:09.

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    Default Re: Pronounciation of powerpoint+liaison

    Quote Originally Posted by symaa View Post
    wWould you please tell me isif my transcription of the word powerpoint is correct?
    /paʊərpɔɪnt/Yes, for AmE. In BrE it would be /paʊəpɔɪnt/.
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    Default Re: Pronounciation of powerpoint+liaison

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    /paʊərpɔɪnt/Yes, for AmE. In BrE it would be /paʊəpɔɪnt/.
    Thank you very much my teacher for your answer and also for your correction.

    All the best for you,

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    Default Re: Pronunciation of powerpoint+liaison

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    Last edited by Tdol; 06-Aug-2011 at 13:19. Reason: See my post below

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    Default Re: Pronunciation of powerpoint+liaison

    Quote Originally Posted by sylviawiseman View Post
    I would say it in this way /pauəpoi‛nt/, this is not IPA though, but easier to learn and the sounds are same as IPA.
    No, the sounds aren't the same. /aʊ/ is not the same as /au/ in IPA.
    /au/ in your system may be the same as /aʊ/ in IPA, but then how would you transcribe the sound made by /au/ in IPA into your system?

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    Default Re: Pronunciation of powerpoint+liaison

    I think the expression 'the sounds are the same as the IPA' means something like 'for the purposes of a very imprecise transcription of those speech sounds used in Standard English'.

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    Default Re: Pronunciation of powerpoint+liaison

    Quote Originally Posted by sylviawiseman View Post
    I would say it in this way /pauəpoi‛nt/, this is not IPA though, but easier to learn and the sounds are same as IPA.
    What system is this? Please do not confuse people by using unknown systems. You are making grand claims about a method of transcription but as we don't know what it is and you haven't given the name, it's just confusing.

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