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Neha
Neha • Jun 30, 2006

Pronunciation

The words which we see need not be pronounced in the same manner.There may be any alphabet silent or its quite possible that the entire word is pronounced in totally different manner..So the thread z dedicated to all those words that are pronounced differently.

Here i enter one from my side:

entrepreneur pronounced as an-tre-pre-neur
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Jun 30, 2006
'Resume'

Interesting thread !

There's one more, 'Resume'. It is pronounced as 'Rey-sue-may' and not 'rey-sue-um' as lot of us do.

Note that the word is written as resumé .

Hope it helps 😀

-The Big K-
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Jul 10, 2006
"forte"

Yet another word - forte.

Lot of people pronounce it as for-tay. But the actual pronunciation is 'Fort'.

Forte is a French word meaning "strength".

Example: English is my forte. Note that this pronunciation is used when 'ability' is implied.

-The Big K-
aashima
aashima • Jul 11, 2006
my turn...

nice thread neha...

well i have a word 'schedule'
its pronounced as " ske-dule' and not as 'shi-dule' at it formerly used to be pronounced...
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Jul 11, 2006
the Deutsche Bank ? ;-)

that's American's way of pronouncing 'Schedule'. You must have heard 'often' is pronounced as 'off-tan' while many pronounce it as 'off-un'.

Interestingly, not many of us knew that Deutsche is pronounced as 'Doi cha' or Doytch. 😀

-The Big K-
crook
crook • Jul 11, 2006
The_Big_K
Interestingly, not many of us knew that Deutsche is pronounced as 'Doi cha' or Doytch. 😀

-The Big K-
I did not know that. Thanks for the information !
Srikanth
Srikanth • Jul 15, 2006
Leme give u a word

Hi. I ve seen many ppl pronouncing fr the word "Director" as "Die - rector", but its a simple "D - rector"
crook
crook • Jul 17, 2006
Education

Lot of people pronounce 'education' as 'edge-yoo-cation'. I the correct way to pronounce is "ae-dew-kay-tion".

Pronunciation does not matter as long as the listener understands what you are saying 😉

Crook
aashima
aashima • Jul 19, 2006
me too...

well here 's another concept...

we generally pronounce words like comment as " ka-ment" and colleague as " ka-leeg"....
the correct way of pronouncing these words though is "kau-ment" and "kau-leeg"

so... any comments 😉 😉
Neha
Neha • Aug 12, 2006
EXTEMPORE

its actually pronounced as "extempree"

The word means speak,perform without preparation😎
virenjpatel
virenjpatel • Sep 13, 2006
nice blog to learn, nicer portal though

this is my first message.
its nice to have all engineers and only engineers interacting.
Mayur Pathak
Mayur Pathak • Sep 13, 2006
One more word

Hello Viraj

Welcome aboard.

guys, lets learn another word: "Rendezvous"

the correct pronunciation is known to most of us (thanx to Simi Garewal)

Its "Róndi`voo"
aashima
aashima • Sep 15, 2006
mayurpathak
Hello Viraj

Welcome aboard.

guys, lets learn another word: "Rendezvous"

the correct pronunciation is known to most of us (thanx to Simi Garewal)

Its "Róndi`voo"
Adding a little more light to it, "Rendezvous" is a french word meaning "Conversation". In french, "..vous" is pronounced as "...voo".
A similar french word is "Enchante" pronounced as "Enshaunt" and it means "Celebration".
Mayur Pathak
Mayur Pathak • Sep 16, 2006
another one

Next word, commonly mistaken by most of us

"Chaos"

its pronunced as "Keyós"

keep posting... enjoy

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