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    Default Please Help - Need IPA translation

    Hi,

    My Mum is moving to China in the next few days & is stuck on a paragraph she needs translating for a course she is doing. She's has been stuck on it for months, but has only recently asked me.

    If someone could please help; as this will help her out alot in China in getting a job.

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    ə ˈmrɪd mn wəz ˈhvɪŋ ən əˈfeə wɪ ɪz ˈsekrətəri | wʌn deɪ | eə ˈpʃn̩z ˌəʊvəˈkeɪm əm ənd ˈeɪ tʊk ɒf fə hə ˈhaʊs | weə ˈeɪ meɪd ˈpʃənət lʌv ɔːl ˌɑːftəˈnuːn | ɪɡˈzɔːstɪd frəm i ˌftərˈnuːnz ɪɡˈzɜːʃn̩z | ˈeɪ fel əˈsliːp | əˈweɪkənɪŋ əˈraʊnd eɪt | ˌpiːˈem | əz ə mn θruː ɒn ɪz kləʊz | hi təʊld ə ˈwʊmən tə teɪk ɪz ʃuːz ˌaʊtˈsaɪd ənd rʌb əm θruː ə ɡrɑːs ənd ɔlˈoʊ| ˈmɪstɪfaɪd | ʃi ˌnʌnəˈ...les kəmˈplaɪd | hi slɪpt ˈɪntə ɪz ʃuːz ənd drəʊv həʊm | weə həv ju biːn | dɪˈmɑːndɪd ɪz waɪf wen hi ˈentəd ə ˈhaʊs |ˈdɑːlɪŋ | ˈaɪ kɑːnt laɪ tə ju | aɪv biːn ˈhvɪŋ ən əˈfeə wɪ maɪ ˈsekrətəri ənd wiv biːn ˈhvɪŋ seks ɔːl ˌɑːftəˈnuːn | ˈaɪ fel əˈsliːp ənd ˈdɪdnt weɪk ʌp ʌnˈtɪl eɪt əˈklɒk | ə waɪf ɡlɑːnst daʊn ət ɪz ʃuːz ənd ˈsed | ju məst θɪŋk ˈaɪ əm ˈstjuːpɪd | juv biːn ˈpleɪɪŋ ɡɒlf
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    (sorry if this has been posted in the wrong section)

    Many Thanks

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    Default Re: Please Help - Need IPA translation

    Welcome to the forum, jroper.

    We like to help when we can, but if this is part of an assigment then we cannot help. The teachers/tutors want to know what your mother can do, not what we can do.


    It would be dishonest for your mother to get a job as a result of our work.
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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    Default Re: Please Help - Need IPA translation

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Welcome to the forum, jroper.

    We like to help when we can, but if this is part of an assigment then we cannot help. The teachers/tutors want to know what your mother can do, not what we can do.


    It would be dishonest for your mother to get a job as a result of our work.

    I genuinely appreciate what you're saying, but she wouldn't be using this sort of English to teach. It's part of an online course she's doing, she just needs this to obtain a certificate.

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    Default Re: Please Help - Need IPA translation

    Words (very nearly) fail me. How can she have been 'stuck on it for months', when an hour or two's application is all that is needed? Why is asking us to dupe a certificating body any better than asking us to dupe an examiner? Have her try, and we'll comment on her attempt.

    To get her started, she might like to know that many speakers would not reduce /hɜ:/ to /hǝ/, and that /nʌnǝ'les/ is one word - I don't imagine the "..." were intentional.. The rest is readily decipherable with the British Council's interactive chart - which has been linked to in several related threads.

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