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    Denisius is offline Newbie
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    Default Re: What does the word 'proved' mean in this phrase?

    emsr2d2, your reply's, as almost always, comprehensive and informative. May I also call you my sensei from this moment?

    BobK, I myself suffer from all those efforts to produce tons of sounds day by day, but up to now, all my tries to telepathize something into someone's head were unsuccessful. Nevertheless, God is my witness, I did try hard. Now I think the main reason of my failures is our skulls' thickness. Why do I think so? Well, it's because of my cat Britney that literally died with my telepathy when I was trying to telepathize a couple of my dirty thoughts to a girl standing outside. After long consideration I concluded from the accident that Britney could successfully receive my thoughts due to its thin skull bones, but died from some kind of cognitive dissonance. So, dear BobK, we'll both have to wait until some British scientists somehow solve the problem of "the bony head" and then we'll be able to communicate with each other as respectable and rational beings without any burdensome articulation.

    SlickVic9000, if you meant that a modern version of the word 'probably' should sound without 'r' within, well, then we are all a step closer to a total "freedom of speech".
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    Default Re: What does the word 'proved' mean in this phrase?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I'm confused. I can't see any suggestion in any of the posts in this thread that anyone tries to pronounce "probably" without the "r".
    What I'm saying is the guy in the sound clip doesn't seem to even enunciate the "r". It sounds like he skips straight to the "o".

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    Default Re: What does the word 'proved' mean in this phrase?

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    I've seen both 'prolly' and 'probly'; and heard both /prɒli/ and /prɒbli/. Just think about all the effort needed to make that extra /bə/

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    Default Re: What does the word 'proved' mean in this phrase?

    (I have a feeling that Pob used to do it, but that was on children's TV and probably not the best model!)

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