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    Unhappy different pronunciation way with mine, sos!

    Dear teacher,

    could you give me some special pronunciation cases, such as, elide, seemly push sound together ....etc. thus, I can more easily get the meaning . the listening is my worst in English. I really think that might have many native pronunciation skills rather than just one by one word to read it. if you can give me any skills or examples of pronunciation , I think it's pretty useful to improve my listening .

    at many many times , I couldn't get the speakers' meaning just with different pronunciation way. so, the English listening is always my bottleneck of improving English.

    so I very appreciately your kind comments.

    one time, in "if there is any cinnamon, it's in the cabinet with the salt and pepper" there are very simple 4 words---"if there is any" in this sentence, but I can't get its sounds with repeatly many times. I'm really in embarrassing situation!


    thank you very much.

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    Default Re: different pronunciation way with mine, sos!

    I'm not a teacher.

    one time, in "if there is any cinnamon, it's in the cabinet with the salt and pepper" there are very simple 4 words---"if there is any" in this sentence, but I can't get its sounds with repeatly many times. I'm really in embarrassing situation!

    If there's any (sounds like if thuz any)

    or If there is any (sounds like if thriz any)

    Braidy

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    Default Re: different pronunciation way with mine, sos!

    Dear Chiyukai:

    You might like to visit this site:

    http://www.soundsofenglish.org/

    All best wishes,

    Petra

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    Default Re: different pronunciation way with mine, sos!

    i actually have a question myself ive always wonderd since the first time i heard it wich i was about 5 or so i always wonderd what the term "S.O.S." means

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    Default Re: different pronunciation way with mine, sos!

    Quote Originally Posted by $portytheking View Post
    i actually have a question myself ive always wonderd since the first time i heard it wich i was about 5 or so i always wonderd what the term "S.O.S." means
    SOS is the commonly used description for the international Morse code distress signal( ). This distress signal was first adopted by the German government in radio regulations effective April 1, 1905, and became the worldwide standard when it was included in the second International Radiotelegraphic Convention, which was signed on November 3, 1906, becoming effective on July 1, 1908. SOS remained the maritime distress signal until 1999, when it was replaced by the Global Maritime Distress Safety System[1].
    From the beginning, the SOS distress signal has actually consisted of a continuous sequence of three-dits/three-dahs/three-dits, all run together without letter spacing. In International Morse Code, three dits form the letter S, and three dahs make the letter O, so "SOS" became an easy way to remember the correct order of the dits and dashes. In modern terminology, SOS is a Morse "procedural signal" or "prosign", and the formal way to write it is with a bar above the letters, i.e. SOS.
    In popular usage, SOS became associated with phrases such as "Save Our Ship" and "Save Our Souls". These were a later development, most likely used to help remember the correct letters

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