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    Question a country jealous of its heritage

    Hi,

    Below is an example from the Longman dictionary:

    a country jealous of its heritage.

    I heard the dictionary says "a country jealous of it heritage" when it reads the whole sentence. It doesn't say "its" + "heritage".

    Is it right? Or is it just a slip of the tongue?

    Thanks.
    Last edited by fenglish; 15-May-2017 at 06:15. Reason: correct the typo

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    #2

    Re: a country jealous of its heritage

    Could you provide a link to the place you heard this, please?

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    #3

    Re: a country jealous of its heritage

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    Could you provide a link to the place you heard this, please?
    The dictionary is on my android phone as an application.
    I have just recorded and uploaded the audio to the following link: http://vocaroo.com/i/s0ZgFMYniV87
    Please check, thanks.

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    #4

    Re: a country jealous of its heritage

    What is the broader context though? Did the person just say this one little phrase and nothing else? Was it part of a definition of a word?

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    #5

    Re: a country jealous of its heritage

    Quote Originally Posted by andrewg927 View Post
    What is the broader context though? Did the person just say this one little phrase and nothing else? Was it part of a definition of a word?
    The example phrase (not a complete sentence) is part of the definition of the word "jealous" from the Longman dictionary.
    Last edited by fenglish; 15-May-2017 at 08:20. Reason: change "sentence" to "phrase (not a complete sentence)"

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    #6

    Re: a country jealous of its heritage

    I thought you asked what the sentence meant. I looked at the OP again. The answer is I did hear "its" even though she has a heavy British accent.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 15-May-2017 at 09:49. Reason: Inserting quotation marks.

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    #7

    Re: a country jealous of its heritage

    It's very clearly "A country jealous of its heritage". The speaker has a completely standard British accent, probably from the south-east (London or the Home Counties).
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #8

    Re: a country jealous of its heritage

    Quote Originally Posted by fenglish View Post
    The dictionary is on my android phone as an application.
    I have just recorded and uploaded the audio to the following link: http://vocaroo.com/i/s0ZgFMYniV87
    Quote Originally Posted by fenglish View Post
    a country jealous of its heritage.

    I heard the dictionary says "a country jealous of it heritage" when it reads the whole sentence. It doesn't say "its" + "heritage".
    The speaker clearly says its heritage.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #9

    Re: a country jealous of its heritage

    I also had no problem hearing the 's' the first time I played it.
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    #10

    Re: a country jealous of its heritage

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    The speaker clearly says its heritage.
    It sounds like a single new word "iteritage".

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