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    #71

    Re: pronunciations of O and I

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    And we have established that most of us think you are wrong. We are going round in circles. I can see the benefit of phonetic symbols for people learning a foreign language. I see no benefit for native English speakers when they are learning their own native language.
    I understand your real life.

    On the other hand, I don't think Taiwan and China are so stupid as to teach their primary school pupils Zhuyin and Pinyin.

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    #72

    Re: pronunciations of O and I

    What does that have to do with native English speakers?

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    #73

    Re: pronunciations of O and I

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    What does that have to do with native English speakers?
    Phonetic symbols help native language speakers with their learning of standard pronunciation.

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    #74

    Re: pronunciations of O and I

    You keep repeating yourself.

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    #75

    Re: pronunciations of O and I

    If someone else wants to reverse the action I'm about to take, feel free, but I am closing this thread. It is going nowhere. TaiwanPofLee, I admire your enthusiasm and tenacity but we cannot keep telling you that we native speakers simply do not need phonetic symbols in order to speak our own language if you're going to insist on not believing us.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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