Wednesday, November 17, 2010

~ English: Pronunciation Test and some... ~

Assalamualaikum everyone...

First of all... forgive me for leaving this blog in a hiatus for so long.. will try and update some stuff soon, insyaALlah.  I'm currently writing up an article, so it will be posted soon, insyaAllah.  

Meanwhile, to all Muslim friends, blog readers and followers, here's something for you:

and here's something a senior of mine posted on facebook the other day, which I found to be very interesting. An English pronunciation test, which was first found on a British newspaper (no credits goes to me, evidently! I'm just sharing it with you..)

I take it you already know
Of tough and bough, and cough and dough?
Some may stumble, but not you,
On hiccoughthoroughslough and through?
So now you are ready, perhaps,
To learn a less familiar traps?
Beware of heard, a dreadful word
That looks like beard and sounds like bird.
And dead, it's said like bed not bead;
For goodness' sake, don't call it deed!
Watch out for meat and great and threat.
(They rhyme with suite and straight and debt.)
moth is not a moth in mother, 
Nor both in botherbroth  in brother.

Can you pronounce the bold-ed words correctly?
If so, hurrah for you!
If not, check the dictionary for further explanation.
Haha, enjoy.!

Hope you enjoyed that. I had. ^^
May Allah bless


A t i Q a h said...

salam ta'aruf.
well, it's kinda tongue twister i think. hihi.

affendik? said...

Subhanallah..the wonders of language. one of His countless signs for us to reflect and ponder upon. N jazakillah sis, u just gave me an idea for class today!would u mind if i copy this n use it in class? ^^

one word play for you - how do you pronounce this word : 'GHOTI' (in English). Try it! You'll love language, and Allah even more...

ummu said...

salam dik humayra
so touching entry ni
jazakillah khu kahiran katsira ya

Humayra' said...

to Atiqah:
yeah.. sort of. ^_^

to Affendik:
sure u can. yep, the wonders of language, subhanallah...
ok.. u caught me. never heard of the word Ghoti before. will try and look it up via mr Google, insyaALlah.

to K.ummu:
jazana waiyakum.. thanks for dropping by..^