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    Where's her mistake?

    Hello, everybody.
    I have a question. She mispronounced his name (Justin) from this short video below... But where? The consonant "J", the vowel "u" or anything else?


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    Re: Where's her mistake?

    Could someone help me??? I didn't understand which part she made a mistake!
    Last edited by guliver; 02-Jul-2012 at 07:31.

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    #3

    Re: Where's her mistake?

    She understandably gave equal stress to both syllables – Jus-tin – as I would.

    He wants the stress to be on the first syllable only and the i to be unheard – Just'n.


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    #4

    Re: Where's her mistake?

    Quote Originally Posted by guliver View Post
    Could someone help me???
    Please don't get impatient after less than two hours, at a time when many of us are in bed.

    I think her first vowel is closer to that of 'germ' than to that of 'just'.

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    Re: Where's her mistake?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Please don't get impatient after less than two hours, at a time when many of us are in bed.

    I think her first vowel is closer to that of 'germ' than to that of 'just'.
    I agree. It sounds as if she is saying "Jerstin" instead of the short "u" as in "just", "but", "hut" etc. Having said that, the long "Jerstin" pronunciation sounds (to this BrE) speaker very similar to how I think it is probably pronounced in the deep South of the United States. Please correct me if I'm wrong, AmE speakers!
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