because people speak English
Hello Teacher & everyone,
OMG, where is my tongue? I can't find it in my mouth now...lol...it's really difficult to read the poem fully. I'll try to read, but I'm not sure I can post my recording soon.
Hope you all enjoy very well with this poem :):):)...
Gosh! It’s evident from this poem that English is a tortuous language when it comes to pronunciation. Though the piece is a tough nut to crack, I find it challenging and don’t want to miss out on all the fun! Here’s my recording to be sized up by your kind self!
For the info of my fellow members, I’ve read the poem purely with a standard form of British pronunciation that I practise (Received Pronunciation) except the word “lather” as I want to make three different sounds of the letter ‘a’ in a row. Enjoy!
~ GS ~
Wow! That was fantastic. Our members will find this so useful! You really did an excellent job. Thank you for taking the time to record this.
Thank you very much for your appreciative comments; I felt flattered. It made me more than happy to learn that my little effort could prove useful to other members. I really and truly am grateful to you for coming up with the challenge!
~ GS ~
Thank you for your admiration. Girl, if you thought it best to humour the complication involved in reading the poem, you’ve succeeded! You know what? I burst out laughing when I read your phrase “…or just escape”! I like your sense of humour…!
Well! On a serious note, I suggest that you go for it. These things are sent to try us and we’ve to accept it though English (language) often tease us mercilessly! Hope to hear your voice very soon. Don’t worry about how many mistakes you make; it’s part and puzzle of learning! See you around!
~ GS ~
Gabriel, it's amazing! The poem is so long and contains so many challenging words...and you read it so perfectly! Bravo! Tara is right, personally I find it very useful. I've printed it and listened to it two times, making some notes. I think you're a real professional in everything connected with phonetics. I'm going to use this recording for my phonetic exercises. Thank you very much!
I was overwhelmed by your words; you’ve written a very generous appraisal of my pronunciation capacity. I owe a debt of gratitude to you for you are the one I can count on whenever I need assistance or bitterly disappointed! You’ve been a willing helper to me from day one. Thanks a trillion, my friend!
Galina, I’m absolutely delighted by the manner how you are going to incorporate Tara’s poem and my recording in your phonetic exercises. This, I bet, will be a good illustration to show your students the inconsistency in the spelling and sound relationship of the English words. Good Luck!
~ GS ~
That was awesome, Gabriel. Very impressive!
You know what I did? I downloaded it and I always listening to it...
Thank you for reciting it for us..Wow! You are really a master of a masters!!
Hi , Gabriel.
I couldn't be able to listen to it. It says that it has been deleted.
Reading the poem was really tough.
It is too long and there are many words which are not familiar to me.
I tried reading the poem but I find it hard reading the unfamiliar words.
I want to post my recording here and see if I read many words correctly.