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    Default Re: Top Twenty Mispronounced Food Words in English

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    And there's often what's known in the trade as 'an epenthetic vowel', making it /ə'stɪk/ or /ə'stek/. I was about to edit the post, mentioning this "initial 'e' feature", but I see I'm late This happens with many consonant clusters starting with s. (I was a salesman in Spain for, among other magazines, 'Motor Sport' - in my misspent youth. In order to be understood I had to learn to call it something like [mo'tor e'spor] This is common in Spain (E-spaña. But Spanish isn't the only language affected: the acute accent on French é marks the dropping of an s - Eng 'state'/Fr état etc, and elsewhere - Smyrna/Ismirna).

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    And, on similar gounds (re post #10), Double Gloucester.

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    Default Re: Top Twenty Mispronounced Food Words in English

    aha !Red lie sester!

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    Default Re: Top Twenty Mispronounced Food Words in English

    Another common misrponounced food word (in Spain at least) is "pear" /'piar/ or even /'piar/ is what you'll hear more often than not.
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    Default Re: Top Twenty Mispronounced Food Words in English

    And that famous British national dish "feesh 'n ships".
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