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#121925 - 02/02/04 05:49 PM Re: Sun shone like Gould
sjmaxq Offline
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If I had heard the passage I would have have wondered what it was that the sun was shown. As Capfka said, "shone" rhymes with "gone" up here.

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#121926 - 02/02/04 06:33 PM Re: 'British'??
stales Offline
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Registered: 11/13/00
Posts: 866
Loc: Perth, Western Australia
shon for the rest of us, like shot and shop and Ron and Don Oh, that sounds so wrong to me! It's like tsuwm said: if there's an e on the end, that makes the vowel LONG. I can't think of one single word we use that has the shon sound. Sean comes close, but that's really more of a shawn, usually.

Right back at ya Jackie. In OzLand it's shon - and scon. No trailing vowel rule applied.

And as for Shorn - no way does Sean come out the same as shon!

Finally I betcha don't say "own" when pronouncing the number preceding two!! (Edit: ....as mentioned by others)

100 degrees F today - busy trying to think of reasons to stay in the office. Certainly don't want to go driving about in my 40yo, vinyl seated/non air conditioned marque!

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#121927 - 02/02/04 06:57 PM Re: 'British'??
consuelo Offline
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It's 30F and snowing here, Stales. Tradeja.

Here on the fourth coast we all say shone as "shown".


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#121928 - 02/02/04 07:34 PM Re: 'British'??
Father Steve Offline
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Jackie sez: "if there's an e on the end, that makes the vowel LONG."

But, then again, there are none, done and abalone.


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#121929 - 02/02/04 07:37 PM Re: 'British'??
Father Steve Offline
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Zed sez: "There is no Canadian equivilant that I can think of to the American vowel in roof."

Loofa? as in the sponge?




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#121930 - 02/02/04 08:19 PM Re: Sun shone like Gould
Faldage Offline
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wondered what it was that the sun was shown

Unless, perhaps, you noticed that there wasn't a was in there. If there was a was it would have been 'The sun was shined …'


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#121931 - 02/03/04 04:30 AM Re: 'British'??
hibernicus Offline
journeyman

Registered: 01/19/04
Posts: 79
Loc: Dublin, Ireland
Zed sez: "There is no Canadian equivilant that I can think of to the American vowel in roof."

Loofa? as in the sponge?


I think the American pronunciation of "roof" that Zed is referring to uses the same vowel as "book". I don't know how widespread this is, but that is how Oliver Hardy pronounced it. I say "roof" using the same vowel as "root", which is pretty standard this side of the water.


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#121932 - 02/03/04 05:57 AM Re: 'British'??
consuelo Offline
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Registered: 06/11/01
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Loc: Caribbean
It can go either way this side of the pond...tomato tomahto


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#121933 - 02/03/04 05:59 AM Re: 'British'??
dxb Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 03/06/02
Posts: 1692
Loc: UK
pronunciation of
"The Stone of Scone"


Dear Dr Bill, here you go:

The Stone of Scone (pronounced ‘Skoon’, rhyming with 'schooner') is named after a location close to Perth in Scotland and, as you know, has no connection with scones to eat! The mound at Scone where the Scottish kings were crowned has had many different names one of which was Boot Hill – which came from an ancient tradition whereby emissaries swore fealty to their king by wearing the earth of their own lands in their foot-bindings or boots.
So not all Boot Hills were to be found in the wild, wild-west!

A link about the Stone of Scone:

http://www.durham.net/~neilmac/stone.htm

Strange that this is a Canadian site. But once again it won't open for me!



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#121934 - 02/03/04 06:00 AM Re: 'British'??
Faldage Offline
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Registered: 12/01/00
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USns says 'root' both ways, too. 'Route' comes out all three ways.


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