Re: English: no rule for making "ing" verbs?
- Date: Sat, 9 Dec 2017 20:42:19 +1100
- From: Daniel <dxmm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: English: no rule for making "ing" verbs?
The Real Bev wrote:
I know how German is pronounced because I took six weeks of it --
dropping it because I was sick of declining nouns after spending the
previous year in a Latin class :-( In my defense, the teacher
pronounced the i in richtig as ee, as in Spanish and French.
In Grade Six, we did a year of "Introduction to French and Latin" (yes,
it was a Catholic school!!) and, if you were good enough, you then
continued on in that languages stream. Fortunately, I didn't do "good
enough", so went along the Maths/Science stream.
When I was teaching Electronics (many years ago!), I often had to use
the word "ratio" when comparing voltages, components, etc.
But it just seemed *WRONG* to me to pronounce it "ray-show", as so many
people seem to do, so I would usually pronounce it "ray-c-o". The
students quickly caught on to what word I meant. ;-)
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