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#173845 - 02/21/08 06:17 PM Single-syllable word?  
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Is weald really a single-syllable word, or is it just my Southern accent making me incapable of saying it in one?

#173848 - 02/21/08 06:36 PM Re: Single-syllable word? [Re: Jackie]  
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Can you say bean in one? Or wealth? Or wield?

Today's word "echt" by the way is the most real "echt" genuinely Dutch word possible and that one you would sure not be able to pronounce.
It's a common word and one the checking-words to make sure if one is 'real'(echt) German or 'real' (echt) Dutch.
The ch sound was, during the German occupation, THE test to know if someone might be a German infiltrator (f.i. in the resistance movement).
The top word for this purpose was Scheveningen or
Schiermonnikoog.

#173849 - 02/21/08 07:55 PM Re: Single-syllable word? [Re: BranShea]  
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Originally Posted By: BranShea

The ch sound was, during the German occupation, THE test to know if someone might be a German infiltrator (f.i. in the resistance movement).
The top word for this purpose was Scheveningen


Thanks to becoming very good friends with someone from Scheveningen, who told me about his town's usefulness in the war during which he was a child, I managed to master that delightful sound. It took a lot of patient correction from my friend though.

#173851 - 02/21/08 08:38 PM Re: Single-syllable word? [Re: BranShea]  
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Can you say bean in one? Yep--silent a. Or wealth? Yep--silent a. Or wield? Nope--I have to pronounce both wield and weald as wee-uld. However, if weald has a short e sound, I can say weld as one syllable. [shrug]

#173852 - 02/21/08 09:06 PM Re: Single-syllable word? [Re: BranShea]  
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All that and did not know who was 'les Boches'?


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#173853 - 02/21/08 09:40 PM Re: Single-syllable word? [Re: Aramis]  
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> 'les boches' = lethologica-amnesia. Now it's back.

> Jackie, your LD problem gave me a new bizarre one syllable word. Weld (and what the vache is mignonette?)

Weld:
1. European mignonette cultivated as a source of yellow dye; naturalized in North America.
2. United States abolitionist (1803-1895).
3. A metal joint formed by softening with heat and fusing or hammering together.

>I managed to master that delightful sound. It took a lot of patient correction from my friend though.
Then Latishya you are ready for infiltrator duties in the Lowlands.

#173854 - 02/21/08 10:22 PM Re: Single-syllable word? [Re: BranShea]  
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It's a sweet smelling flowering annual.

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#173859 - 02/22/08 12:17 AM Re: Single-syllable word? [Re: latishya]  
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Originally Posted By: latishya
Originally Posted By: BranShea

The ch sound was, during the German occupation, THE test to know if someone might be a German infiltrator (f.i. in the resistance movement).
The top word for this purpose was Scheveningen


Thanks to becoming very good friends with someone from Scheveningen, who told me about his town's usefulness in the war during which he was a child, I managed to master that delightful sound. It took a lot of patient correction from my friend though.


Scheveningen is most famous as the traditional home of the Old Holland brand of oil paints. Though no longer made at the historical factory there, there are several new lines of synthetic pigments named after it. I use their Scheveningen Rood Licht (Light Red) in my paintings.

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#173873 - 02/22/08 05:37 AM Re: Single-syllable word? [Re: BranShea]  
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Scheveningen

One of the funnier scenes in Verhoeven's Soldaat van Oranje (Soldier of Orange) is when some young Dutch guys challenge a suspected German (who is also Dutch) with this famous shibboleth, and proceed not to be able to pronounce it properly also. I was able (after many tiny glasses of schnapps to pronounce the Danish version, rødgrød med flød /'ʁøðgʁøːˀð mɛð 'fløːðɛ/ (red (fruit) compote with cream) to my relatives' hilarity and mirth. (It demonstrates the Danish phonological phenomenon stød, also.)


Ceci n'est pas un seing.
#173874 - 02/22/08 06:00 AM Re: Single-syllable word? [Re: zmjezhd]  
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Originally Posted By: zmjezhd
rødgrød med flød


Sounds like fun. It also makes me think of this gem from youtube.

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