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Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Pronunciation Poem

Hey guys,
i found this 'short' poem that will help you in saying the right pronunciation of words.
I tried this and it was fun.  Some of the words are difficult to say for us as non-native speakers of english but we must try .

So here's a paste of something i copied earlier from the owner's blog,

 "While most of you non-native speakers of English speak English quite well, there is always room for improvement (of course, the same could be said for every person for any subject, but that is another matter). To that end, I'd like to offer you a poem. Once you've learned to correctly pronounce every word in this poem, you will be speaking English better than 90% of the native English speakers in the world.

If you find it tough going, do not despair, you are not alone: Multi-national personnel at North Atlantic Treaty Organization headquarters near Paris found English to be an easy language ... until they tried to pronounce it. To help them discard an array of accents, the verses below were devised. After trying them, a Frenchman said he'd prefer six months at hard labor to reading six lines aloud. Try them yourself."


English is tough stuff 

Dearest creature in creation,
Study English pronunciation.
I will teach you in my verse,
Sounds like corpse, corps, horse, and worse.
I will keep you, Suzy, busy,
Make your head with heat grow dizzy. 
Tear in eye, your dress will tear.
So shall I ! Oh hear my prayer.

Just compare heart, beard, and heard,
Dies and diet, lord and word,
Sword and sward, retain and Britain.
( Mind the latter, how it's written. )
Now I surely will not plaque and ague.
But be careful how you speak:
Say break and steak, but bleak and streak;
Cloven, oven, how and low,
Script, receipt, show, poem, and toe.

Hear me say, devoid of trickery,
Daughter, laughter, and Terpsichore,
Typhoid, measles, topsails, aisles,
Exiles, similes, and reviles;
Scholar, vicar, and cigar,
Solar, mica, war and far;
One, anemone, Balmoral,
Kitchen, lichen, laundry, laurel;
Gertrude, German, wind and mind,
Scene, Melpomene, mankind.

Billet does not rhyme with ballet,
Bouquet, wallet, mallet, chalet.
Blood and flood are not like food.
Nor is mould like should and would.
Viscous, viscount, load and broad,
Toward, to forward, to reward.
And your pronunciation's OK
When you correctly say croquet,
Rounded, wounded, grieve and sieve,
Friend and fiend, alive and live.

Ivy, privy, famous; clamour
And enamour rhyme with hammer.
River, rival, tomb, bomb, comb,
Doll and roll and some and home.
Stranger does not rhyme with anger,
Neither does devour with clangour.
Souls but foul, haunt but aunt,
Font, front, wont, want, grand, and grant,
Shoes, goes, does. Now first say finger,
And then singer, ginger, linger,
Real, zeal, mauve, gauze, gouge and gauge,
Marriage, foliage, mirage, and age.

Query does not rhyme with very,
Nor does fury sound like bury.
Dost, lost, post and doth, cloth, loth.
Job, nob, bosom, transom, oath.
Though the differences seem little,
We say actual but victual.
Refer does not rhyme with deafer.
Foeffer does, and zephyr, heifer.
Mint, pint, senate and sedate;
Dull, bull, and George ate late.
Scenic, Arabic, Pacific,
Science, conscience, scientific.

Liberty, library, heave and heaven,
Rachel, ache, moustache, eleven.
We say hallowed, but allowed,
People, leopard, towed, but vowed.
Mark the differences, moreover,
Between mover, cover, clover;
Leeches, breeches, wise, precise.
Chalice, but police and lice;
Camel, constable, unstable,
Principle, disciple, label.

Petal, panel, and canal,
Wait, surprise, plait, promise, pal.
Worm and storm, chaise, chaos, chair,
Senator, spectator, mayor.
Tour, but our and succour, four.
Gas, alas, and Arkansas.
Sea, idea, Korea, area,
Psalm, Maria, but malaria.
Youth, south, southern, cleanse and clean.
Doctrine, turpentine, marine.

Compare alien with Italian,
Dandelion and battalion.
Sally with ally, yea, ye,
Eye, I, ay, aye, whey, and key.
Say aver, but ever, fever,
Neither, leisure, skein, deceiver.
Heron, granary, canary.
Crevice and device and aerie.

Face, but preface, not efface.
Phlegm, phlegmatic, ass, glass, bass.
Large, but target, gin, give, verging,
Ought, out, joust and scour, scourging.
Ear, but earn and wear and tear
Do not rhyme with here but ere.
Seven is right, but so is even,
Hyphen, roughen, nephew Stephen,
Monkey, donkey, Turk and jerk,
Ask, grasp, wasp, and cork and work.

Pronunciation -- think of Psyche !
Is a paling stout and spikey?
Won't it make you lose your wits,
Writing groats and saying grits?
It's a dark abyss or tunnel:
Strewn with stones, stowed, solace, gunwale,
Islington and Isle of Wight,
Housewife, verdict, and indict.

Finally, which rhymes with enough --
Though, through, plough, or dough, or cough?
Hiccough has the sound of cup.
My advice is to give up !!!

( Apparently excerpted from The Chaos by Gerrard Nolst Trenite. )

So that's it ! forgive me if there any spelling mistakes as i re-typed it again
( not copy paste okay ! ) 

Source : ClickHere^_^

Saturday, 18 January 2014

First quarter of January 2014

Maybe it's a little late to wish this but, heh who cares ?

Happppy New Year 2014 !

"new year new me...." *slaps own face*
Enough with that statement , you'll never be new, at all !

the first quarter of 2014 has just passed, there are things that i wanna mention about regarding myself these past days .

Nothing New.

I expect nothing to be changed, maybe a bit. I made no new year resolution and no new hope about anything. Already lost the ability to trust myself again, if i ever said i will change or be hardworking or be better then it just like me throwing stone at the sky and hope for it to fly away across the space and galaxy ._.
This is not a sci-fi movie, i am now relying more on my left-brain to think most of the think.

Focus and confidence.

Ha ! I dont know what happened to my these two things, it just gone like that. In classes i couldn't focus and absorb the information, it just flew away from me like avoiding me or something ;_;
Especially in math, yep. There were things, that circling in my head, idk what.
My mission for days to come is to find my focus back, must ask help from Sherlock, for free of course

Oh, then my confident has dissapeared too. I am no longer able to talk with people that i might have known before, i just lost that courage and ability to speak fluently. I trembled a lot while speaking, mind went blank and heart pounding so fast. Why ? No explanation yet to be discovered . I fed the butterflies in my stomach haha


I lost my grip on reality. Everything seemed so unreal and surreal to me. Was it all just a dream ? Will i wake up someday from all of this ? Questionable. A nightmare that i created and keep playing in my mind, replay replay replay. I always dreamed, being alone and nobody around to condole. Just me and the imaginary world. Where is my reality ? Is it still in existence  ? Questionable. I see through the real world and think in my world. Become the narrator to my life.


Ahh i like this, the one that stunned me. Confuse about the path that i'm taking now, will this lead me to the right way ? Hard to decide. It made me hard to sleep at night, the flashback of my past and comparison to present me. I know what i should do to achieve anything that i want but i cant. Will continue in finding the reason to this and overcome it


What relationship ? With Friend, yes. With Family, yes.  With acquaintance, yes. With somebody special ? nah. It never crosses my mind. Why should i ? I have enough friend that always with their works and being busy with their schedules, i have family that always spend their time with anybody but me, not that close and awkwardness, i have acquaintance that exist on social websites, yeh, everything is just fine.
*exaggerating detected* LOL

No, actually i should blame myself for not having the time to spend with them. I'm too busy with doing nothing, being on the internet for all hours, overthinking about something unrelated and blablabla. Ouch.


This one, scares me. I dont know how to explain. Well dont worry im still on the right track, but with curiosity.

Okay that's it i think for now, sure there are something more but no, maybe next time.
pardon me for any mistakes, correct me if there's something wrong in my text, like grammar or any.  been a while since my last post aha.

Type to you later ! :)