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    plastix is offline Newbie
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    Question Could you please help me understand this conversation?

    Hello!

    In the following interview, Josh Homme explains how to pronounce his name.

    https://soundcloud.com/thrashhits/jo...-says-his-name

    Unfortunately, there is a part of the conversation that is not really intelligible to my non-native speaker ears. It's between 00:07 and 00:14.

    Here is what I understand:

    If I ever could leave the state, it's "Homme". That's ... that's what...
    - If you go to France, it's "Homme"?
    - If I go to the rest of Europe, it's "Homme"


    Could you please help me correct my transcript?

    Thank you!

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    Default Re: Could you please help me understand this conversation?

    - If I ever leave the States, it's /ɒm/.
    - If you go to France, it's /ɒm/?
    - If I go [to] the rest of Europe, it's /ɒm/

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    Default Re: Could you please help me understand this conversation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    - If I ever leave the States, it's /ɒm/.
    - If you go to France, it's /ɒm/?
    - If I go [to] the rest of Europe, it's /ɒm/
    Thanks for your reply.

    To my ears it sounds like there is a word between 'ever' and 'leave' in the first sentence. Is it just because he is faltering?
    In the second sentence, I could not really hear the word 'go' even though I could deduct it was there. Was it really pronounced?
    In the third sentence, I also noticed that 'to' was not pronounced. Is this grammatically correct?

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    Default Re: Could you please help me understand this conversation?

    To my ears it sounds like there is a word between 'ever' and 'leave' in the first sentence. Is it just because he is faltering?
    Yes

    In the second sentence, I could not really hear the word 'go' even though I could deduct it was there. Was it really pronounced?
    I can hear it.

    In the third sentence, I also noticed that 'to' was not pronounced. Is this grammatically correct?
    No, but people say things like this.

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