Author Topic: Pronunciation that makes you cringe  (Read 113534 times)

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Re: Pronunciation that makes you cringe
« Reply #900 on: 11 May, 2022, 08:30:24 am »
I don't know how you actually say Ncuti Gatwa, the new Dr Who actor – I'd never heard of him before – but I guess that could be another example?

I saw/heard a video with an African.

It's 'Shootee Gatwa'
Thanks! Now I'll have to find an excuse to talk about him.
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Re: Pronunciation that makes you cringe
« Reply #901 on: 11 May, 2022, 11:43:34 am »
That particular consonant cluster doesn't seem to come easily to English speakers.

I knever had any trouble with it.

Surely most people can say 'knock-knee' without it sounding like 'knocker-knee', even if they live in Hackney...
Is it still a cluster when it's separate words though? Don't we insert a micro-pause? The final k of knock is attached to the preceding o, and the n of knee is attached to the following ee.

Knipex is pronounced sort of like kn'ipex. The k isn't silent and is like the first k in kick. Its like if you pronounced the k in "knight"
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Pronunciation that makes you cringe
« Reply #902 on: 11 May, 2022, 11:55:44 am »
What is knipex - and why (or y)?

I've just thought.  Maybe a correcting fluid for unnecessary consonants?

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Re: Pronunciation that makes you cringe
« Reply #903 on: 11 May, 2022, 04:40:32 pm »
What is knipex

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Re: Pronunciation that makes you cringe
« Reply #904 on: 12 May, 2022, 06:44:17 pm »
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.