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#37131 - 07/31/01 06:07 PM Re: Dip Thongs  
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Aside from the dipthong *issue (which I believe is a "subjective" one)

I object!



#37132 - 07/31/01 07:33 PM  
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#37133 - 07/31/01 07:56 PM Re: Singing pronunciation  
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well-- i share, with several other on this board- an inability to carry a tune-- even if you pack it up in a bucket. but that didn't stop the nuns from trying to teach me to sing-- (all assured places in heaven for their efforts, no doubt)

we were taught --bel canto--? the idea of singing with our mouths shaped into a open mouth smile.. as this was supposed to bring forth the most pleasant sound.. and all of you music guys are right-- if you keep your mouth shaped as an open smile.. there are sounds you can't make..

i can, with effort, read music, but the thing i remember most clearly was the effort to learn to sing with a smile.


#37134 - 07/31/01 09:06 PM Objection sustained  
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It's always about spelling, eh?

Of the "common" forms of long and short vowels, the more open version is chosen to represent a tone in what would be a subjective choice... not always the *best sounding... or even clear in meaning

beet (long)preferable to bit (short)
blah (longer) " " black (short)
bottom (short o) but (short u)

Max - I've never heard U (long) substituting for I (short), it is most often E (long) that does that job (eg. sounding as sung "sa-lu-tees")


#37135 - 07/31/01 10:18 PM  
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#37136 - 08/01/01 10:59 AM Re: Objection sustained  
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It's a weird thing, Max - every time I read your jocular heading to this thread, I am internally pronouncing it like the good Rev Ian Paisley from Northern Ireland

Is it some effect of Scottish impact that has created this tendency in both tongues?


#37137 - 08/01/01 11:07 AM Re: Fush & chups, anyone? Mea Maxuma culpa!  
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I have finally started to learn Maaori
I had assumed that you already knew it.



#37138 - 08/01/01 12:57 PM Re: Dip Thongs  
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"Aside from the dipthong *issue (which I believe is a "subjective" one)"

Dear Faldage: What is the difference between a "dipthong" and a "G-string"?


#37139 - 08/01/01 01:37 PM Re: Dip Thongs  
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What is the difference between a "dipthong" and a "G-string"?

A dip thong reveals more than it ought but a G-string has a certain air.


#37140 - 08/01/01 02:22 PM Re: Dip Thongs  
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And you can't make beautifull music by plucking a thong.


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