Friday, February 25, 2011

present tense; that

http://www.englishforums.com/English/APairOfShoesIsAre/glxrp/post.htm(第8篇)
.... you often use present tense, and in real life, we don't use that very often. .....


http://groups.google.com/group/alt.usage.english/browse_thread/thread/78b190dec1711976#
E.W:
"But in the third sentence, the author has hocussed himself into believing
that the magic can extend back a full two sentences, .....
He is mistaken. (And the forms are not parallel here, either.) "

Sunday, February 20, 2011

英文上的問題?

Boston Globe上的一篇: Question? Answered. (副標題: The growing world of online language advice)
裡頭提到: ".... The venerable Usenet group alt.usage.english has long had a FAQ (frequently asked questions) list that is notable for its comprehensiveness and quality;..."

剛好我以前有寫篇關於AUE(alt.usage.english)的介紹

Monday, February 14, 2011

"山寨"的英文

The Washington Post一篇有趣的文章:
'Gray market' for counterfeit gadgets is red hot in China
They are known here as "Shanzhaiji," which loosely translates as "Mountain Bandit Phones."
(不同文章會有不同的表示/說明。這是其中一個)

Friday, February 11, 2011

/SK/, /SP/, /ST/ sound

<擴展內容中; Note: 我還沒寫完。英語人士的發音方式很多,下方的影音links僅是我收集起來用以凸顯那個誤導的教法。千萬不要誤會成下方這些影音檔的唸法是唯一的發音方式>

這篇算是延續我之前的一篇貼文: interesTing的發音(*1)(找djyang---我本人),或是點選下方的"顯示內容"看重點:

(*1) 我在回這篇時我還不知道(語言學的)這術語  unaspirated,但是我已經知道/會這種unaspirated [p t k] after /s/ (stan, span, scan) and at the ends of syllables 的念法(就是尋常的會/知道。我並沒有刻意去區分/注意/分析(/學))


顯示內容 <== click Here


<擴展內容中; Note: 我還沒寫完。英語人士的發音方式很多,下方的影音links僅是我收集起來用以凸顯那個誤導的教法。千萬不要誤會成下方這些影音檔的唸法是唯一的發音方式>

一般人(很可惜的,也含一些老師)不懂得分辨voiceless T sound(或是看最下方的YouTube. 她用的說法是fast "d")和那個D sound(voiced D, 或是最下方YouTube那人用的說法strong D)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_phonology
Allophones

Although regional variation is very great across English dialects, some generalizations can be made about pronunciation in all (or at least the vast majority) of English accents:

* The voiceless stops /p t k/ are aspirated [pʰ tʰ kʰ] at the beginnings of words (for example tomato) and at the beginnings of word-internal stressed syllables (for example potato). They are unaspirated [p t k] after /s/ (stan, span, scan) and at the ends of syllables.


顯示更多影音links(SK,SP,ST) <== click Here

american accent - American T sound - pronunciation of american english


T sound
重點: almost "d", or fast "d",不是像我們念的很重的"d"(or strong "d")
注意聽她說 When we say "better", we don't say "be-D(很重)ER"


不直接相關: the disappearing "c"("k" sound)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011