English contains a number of sounds and sound distinctions not present in some other languages.
The confusion is understandable: Both the noun and verb come ultimately from the Latin verb pronuntiare. But when the Latin verb was taken into Anglo-French and later entered Middle English, that second vowel was sometimes rendered as -u- and sometimes rendered as -ou.
This meant that, from about the s onward, we have evidence of both pronounciation and pronunciation in the written record. The spelling pronounciation and the pronunciation that goes with that spelling are not considered a part of standard English.
Using them could result in criticism or questioning. Examples of pronunciation in a Sentence What is the correct pronunciation of his name? I haven't learned proper pronunciation of French words. Recent Examples on the Web In a new interview with The Guardian, Maisie Williams clarified once and for all the correct pronunciation of her character Arya Stark's name.
El Se-gun-dough or El Say-goon-dough? See More First Known Use of pronunciation 15th century, in the meaning defined above History and Etymology for pronunciation Middle English pronunciacion, from Anglo-French pronunciation, from Latin pronuntiation- pronuntiatio, from pronuntiare Keep scrolling for more.14 Hard Words to Pronounce in the English Language.
those learning English as a second language get confused by the first “o” sounding like an “e,” the “l” that sounds like an “r.
Recent Examples on the Web. And once, a refugee who took his bike onto the autobahn. — Katrin Bennhold, New York Times, "Bavaria: Affluent, Picturesque — and Angry," 30 June Their path to the N.B.A.
finals was more Appalachian Trail than autobahn. — Scott Cacciola, Benjamin Hoffman And Marc Stein, New York Times, "Warriors, in Full Dynasty Mode, Sweep Cavaliers in N.B.A. Finals," 9. Pronunciation of English as a second or foreign language learners [sic]: the reexamination of teaching pronunciation learner’s difficulty is often perceived as a foreign accent.
In fact, the acquisition of L2 pronunciation so difficult for adult learners? Is there any way to improve their foreign accent? Spelling and pronunciation. In this series of articles I have been putting forward the proposition that English is not quite the easy language that many people consider it to be.
Definition of hand_1 noun in Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
Meaning, pronunciation, picture, example sentences, grammar, usage notes, synonyms and more. see also dab hand, old hand, second-hand, underhand Word Origin Old English hand, hond, to give somebody support in a difficult situation Do you want me to come along and hold.
Why is Pronunciation So Difficult to Learn? Abbas Pourhossein Gilakjani (Corresponding author) Second language pronunciation is a cognitive skill for which some people may have learner pronunciation (Derwing & Munro, ).
The primary aim is that students be understood.