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    What I've learnt

    What I've learnt - he's [...] attack you personally, that's because you're posing a threat to them.
    (Nigel Farage Grilled By Theo Usherwood; YouTube)

    Would you so kind as to tell me what it is he's saying exactly?

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    Re: What I've learnt

    I think he says: What I've learned is when they attack you personally...

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    #3

    Re: What I've learnt

    ... what I've learnt is when they attack you personally ...

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    #4

    Re: What I've learnt

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    ... what I've learnt is when they attack you personally ...
    I assume learnt is used in the UK because in the few months I've been in the US, I have not really seen this variant. xD

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    Re: What I've learnt

    Quote Originally Posted by Disckstuckinfan View Post
    I assume learnt is used in the UK because in the few months I've been in the US, I have not really seen this variant. xD
    Yes, it is. Nigel Farage (the man speaking) is from the UK.

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    #6

    Re: What I've learnt

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    ... what I've learnt is when they attack you personally ...
    Strangely enough, I can hear some 'L' sounds in place of 'when' and something resembling 'he' instead of 'is', which makes me think about having my ears checked

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    Re: What I've learnt

    Quote Originally Posted by suprunp View Post
    Strangely enough, I can hear some 'L' sounds in place of 'when' and something resembling 'he' instead of 'is', which makes me think about having my ears checked
    I completely agree that is sounds very much like he's but I can't hear what you mean about the 'L' sounds.

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    #8

    Re: What I've learnt

    I think he says learned rather than learnt.

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    Re: What I've learnt

    The consonants were very faint, but I think I heard a /t/ the first time he said it and a /t/ inn the repeated version.

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    Re: What I've learnt

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    I completely agree that is sounds very much like he's but I can't hear what you mean about the 'L' sounds.
    It may not be 'L' proper, I can't quite put my ear on it, but there's something at the end of 'when' (or in the middle of it) that prevents me from hearing it as 'when'. I'm afraid I'd have never figured it out on my own that it was 'when', but for others saying it should be 'when'.

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