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    I hope some one can help me on this question ?
    I have to transcribe this sentence into normal english script please can someone can help me on this matter.
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    Re: phonetics

    What is the thread's title doing? This text is not in IPA script. It looks like Greek, but with a few extra symbols. The first word seems to be 'almost', but it's more of a transliteration than a transcription. I wonder what your teacher is driving at (or as they would say in a US courtroom drama 'Where is he going with this?)

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    Re: phonetics

    Hi Bobk
    I have been told to do this as it is part of my course i have been at it for weeks trying to get it into english but had no joy have you any thoughts on this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tom c View Post
    Hi Bobk
    I have been told to do this as it is part of my course i have been at it for weeks trying to get it into english but had no joy have you any thoughts on this?
    Tom c
    What's the course in? (That might give us an idea of what sort of thing to look for...)

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    Re: phonetics

    hi
    its in phonetic transcription ( teaching english as a foreign language course )hope that helps you
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    Re: phonetics

    Quote Originally Posted by tom c View Post
    Hi!
    It's in phonetic transcription ('Teaching English as a Foreign Language' course).
    Hope that helps you.
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    Re: phonetics

    Hi Bobk
    Do you thinl you would be able to help me on this?
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    Re: phonetics

    Quote Originally Posted by tom c View Post
    Hi Bobk
    Do you thinl you would be able to help me on this?
    Tom c
    I think it's in a code - a sort of rebus (with symbols instead of pictures) - quite possibly the two 'therefore' signs actually mean "therefore"; or "there for"; or "they're for"; or "they're four; or "their four" or.... If it's a puzzle (effectively a word-game) I don't know what I can say. 'Might I be able to help?' - possibly... 'Can I do the Times Jumbo crossword every week?' - I have a good try, but don't manage every week.

    So, I'll think about it. But don't hold your breath. (It's not IPA, as I said, and it's not Greek. So I really don't think it's testing any serious academic ability - which suggests it won't account for a serious proportion of the marks for the course. It's a hidden message, and if you decipher it the lecturer will buy you a beer on the last day.)

    Besides, who's doing this course? Here's a transliteration of the Greek, so you can think too:

    A[funny-looking l]m[funny looking long o]st [?][therefore][?] tu[?] si[?] br[funny looking long o]d[therefore]z nu[?][long e]a[?]s [wrong sort for the end of a word, which suggests that whoever set this puzzle didn't know much Greek]

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    Re: phonetics

    Afterthought: what format's it in? You may find that playing around with the font makes it clear.

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    Re: phonetics

    Hi Bobk
    I have found the right type of software that works with vista and it has put everything in the right font but thanks for your help.
    Tom c

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