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    Concerning pronunciation of the words: 'Casual, television'

    Hello there!

    In the series 'Toast of London' Steven Toast pronounces the words mentioned above in a most intriguing way. These words sound somewhat French-esque: 'cazjual, televizjon'. Why would that happen? Is it but a charming peculiarity of his`? Is it fine to pronounce these lexemes the way Steven does?

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    Re: Concerning pronunciation of the words: 'Casual, television'

    Certainly! Below is the link:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4z44...ature=youtu.be

    One can find such an example at about 2:38.

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    Re: Concerning pronunciation of the words: 'Casual, television'

    He's being theatrical and over-the-top.

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    Re: Concerning pronunciation of the words: 'Casual, television'

    Don't use Steven Toast as a model for your own pronunciation!

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