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Mispronunciation

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Parent Issue
Day
1
Month
September
Year
1893
Copyright
Public Domain
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"Educated people often slip up on the exquisite little points of English pronunciation," said Alvin C. Kurtz. "1 heard a schoolgirl the other day catch au old physician on tfie word 'angina.' He insisted that the accent was on the penult and the i was soimded long. She insisted that the accent was on the first syllable. and she was right. There has been soino jtlggling of words in some edueational congress recently, and this is among the words that have the accent shiiced. 'Squalor' 'tinauce,' 'isolato├╝' and 'decisive' are common words that are more often misprouounced than any other. A qnibble upon vhich I heard acolored barber catch asomewhat erudite customer the otlier day was the s├╝nilarity of meaning of 'transpire' and 'perspire.' The customer insisted that they were not sjnonyms and bet on it. He lost, of coiirse. The barber had a

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Ann Arbor Argus
Old News