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    Please help me write all the words correctly

    Here's a link to the audio file I need to write a script for:

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2P...it?usp=sharing

    I need to write all the words correctly. I have written most of them, could you please check and complete the list:

    1. moor
    2. mewer
    3. poor
    4. pure
    5. sure
    6. sewer
    7. toured
    8. steward
    9. more
    10. mewer
    11. pour
    12. pure
    13. shore
    14. ...???
    15. ...???
    16. ....???
    Last edited by englishhobby; 14-Jun-2014 at 13:32.
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    #2

    Re: Please help me write all the words correctly

    The last three are repeats:
    14 sewer
    15 toured
    16 steward

    2 sounded like the name Muir to me.

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    Re: Please help me write all the words correctly

    Is "mewer" meant to refer to "one who mews" (ie a cat)?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Please help me write all the words correctly

    I myself was puzzled. I found one entry for mewer in a dictionary where it was described like that. Then I thought there might be some other word with the same pronunciation. Does the name Muir sound differently from mewer?

    Anyway, for this particular exercise the meaning of the word is not important at all as long as the word exists. It aims at practicing the pronunciation of particular sounds.
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    Re: Please help me write all the words correctly

    For me, Muir is like pure and mewer like sewer.

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    Re: Please help me write all the words correctly

    I agree with "Muir" and "pure". However, if "mewer" means "one who mews", then I would say "mew - er". I pronounce "sewer" as either "soo - er" (the pipes where the sewage goes) or "so - er" (one who sews). I know that some people pronounce "sewer" as "ss-you-er". I am not one of those people.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #7

    Re: Please help me write all the words correctly

    I am one of those people.

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    Re: Please help me write all the words correctly

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    For me, Muir is like pure and mewer like sewer.
    In other words, the pronunciation is the same? Muir=pure=sewer=mewer?
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    #9

    Re: Please help me write all the words correctly

    For me, yes, though I have never used the word mewer.

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