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#181010 - 12/18/08 10:44 PM Re: Phonetic spelling? [Re: Faldage]
The Pook Offline
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Originally Posted By: Faldage
Originally Posted By: etaoin
Originally Posted By: The Pook

uh, as in borough


maybe with an accent, burruh? buroh for me.

Of course, you don't have an accent. Everyone else does, but not you.


That's uh as in the sound of the 'a' in loofa.

You say boo-roh? (is that what buroh means?). In the singular I could sometimes say buh-roh, but in the plural, as in 'the rotten boroughs' I would say burras, not buh-rohs.

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#181014 - 12/19/08 07:44 AM Re: Phonetic spelling? [Re: The Pook]
Buffalo Shrdlu Offline
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no, it's the ough we're talking about, not the bur (it's in bold to show it gets the accent). I don't say ruh (or ras), I say roh. or rohs.
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#181015 - 12/19/08 07:45 AM Re: Phonetic spelling? [Re: Faldage]
Buffalo Shrdlu Offline
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Originally Posted By: Faldage
Originally Posted By: etaoin
Originally Posted By: The Pook

uh, as in borough


maybe with an accent, burruh? buroh for me.

Of course, you don't have an accent. Everyone else does, but not you.


I knew that.
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#181027 - 12/19/08 01:32 PM Re: Phonetic spelling? [Re: tsuwm]
LukeJavan8 Offline
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Originally Posted By: tsuwm
Originally Posted By: LukeJavan8
I clicked it as you said,
Quote:

and now am clicking the quote button at the top of this page

Quote:
IT WORKED




thank you very much: I presume it is the quote box at the top
of the page on this 'posting form' that I am to use, yes?

well, it depends on what you want. clicking the one at top gets you a QUOTE box, as opposed to clicking the one within a post, as I did here, which get you a box quoting the actual poster I'm replying to (i.e., you).
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#181028 - 12/19/08 01:34 PM Re: Phonetic spelling? [Re: LukeJavan8]
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Quote:

tsuwm: I think I am getting the hang of it, as per above.
It will take some doing.
Quote:
l at the top gets a quote box
2 within the post quoting the quoter or poster.


Thanks much, very grateful


Edited by LukeJavan8 (12/19/08 01:37 PM)
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#181029 - 12/19/08 01:36 PM Re: Phonetic spelling? [Re: LukeJavan8]
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Luke> thank you very much: I presume it is the quote box at the top
of the page on this 'posting form' that I am to use, yes?

there's no way I can answer that without displaying my inborn omniscience. you do see the difference in the two choices, right? and do you think there may be instances when you might choose one over the other?!

-joe (sometimes I just don't *get it) friday


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#181030 - 12/19/08 01:40 PM Re: Phonetic spelling? [Re: tsuwm]
LukeJavan8 Offline
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Yes I do see what you are saying, and before you responded, and
thanks for that too, I made changes trying to use what you told me and learned something else, "How to make change in Posting"
of which I was unaware.
I realize I can be a Little Brother, or Big Bother, but
I am very appreciative.
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#181031 - 12/19/08 01:41 PM Re: Phonetic spelling? [Re: LukeJavan8]
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By the way I loved Joe Friday.
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#181087 - 12/22/08 02:16 AM Re: Phonetic spelling? [Re: LukeJavan8]
Zed Offline
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Registered: 08/27/02
Posts: 2154
Loc: British Columbia, Canada
here slough rhymes with through as in threw
(or with tough as has been mentioned enough.)

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#181134 - 12/22/08 10:17 PM Re: Phonetic spelling? [Re: Zed]
The Pook Offline
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Registered: 02/20/08
Posts: 1067
Loc: Tasmania
Originally Posted By: Zed
here slough rhymes with through as in threw
(or with tough as has been mentioned enough)

Depends on the meaning. Which slough is that?
Slough (rhymes with plow) is a noun meaning a swamp, as in Bunyan's 'Slough of Despond' in Pilgrim's Progress. In some dialects it is possibly pronounced 'sloe' or 'sloff'?
Slough (sluff) is a verb for what a snake does with unwanted skin. It can possibly also be 'sloff' to some?
What's the Slough you promounce slew (rhymes with through)?

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