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    jinakim0921 is offline Newbie
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    Can't understand this



    Hello,

    In this video, 00:36 he says and me? I've got.... which I don't mind

    I can't understand what he is saying!
    Please help!

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    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    Re: Can't understand this

    I am a British English speaker and I played it many times and I have no idea what he was saying. Let's hope someone else can do better.

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    Re: Can't understand this

    I'm American and I can't understand it either.
    NOT A TEACHER. Translator and editor, and I hold a TESOL certificate. Native speaker of American English (West Coast)

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    Re: Can't understand this

    And me? I got many cognomens which I don't mind. He draws it out Texas style: cog-no-mens.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Can't understand this

    Wow! Well done, GoesStation. I happily admit that I had to look up the word once you'd worked out what it was.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Can't understand this

    Yes, very well done, GS. That was a real toughy.

    Do you think he say many a cognomens?

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    Re: Can't understand this

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    And me? I got many cognomens which I don't mind. He draws it out Texas style: cog-no-mens.
    He could shrink it and I'd still be struggling.

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    Re: Can't understand this

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    Yes, very well done, GS. That was a real toughy.

    Do you think he say many a cognomens?
    I think the voice actor muffed the line a bit. The script probably said many a cognomen, but he added the "s" and also messed up the final syllable.

    A characteristic of Appalachian English and its descendants like east Texas English is the use of a large, rather "fancy" vocabulary. Contrary to the way they're often portrayed, many people who speak these dialects speak very carefully and take pride in using elaborate words and expressions.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Can't understand this

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    I think the voice actor muffed the line a bit. The script probably said many a cognomen, but he added the "s" and also messed up the final syllable.

    A characteristic of Appalachian English and its descendants like east Texas English is the use of a large, rather "fancy" vocabulary. Contrary to the way they're often portrayed, many people who speak these dialects speak very carefully and take pride in using elaborate words and expressions.
    As in trying to show off their vast lexical resource?

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    Re: Can't understand this

    Quote Originally Posted by NamelessKing View Post
    As in trying to show off their vast lexical resource?
    Yes. It's quite competitive among some people. The cowboy poet and tall tales traditions have big conventions and contests.
    I am not a teacher.

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