Say That Again?
Happy Saturday Glogworld!
So I did a little survey the other day and asked a handful of students and teachers, myself included, to read aloud these completely random sentences that I created on the spot. These sentences contained a particular word that some people pronounced differently. For example, “kara-mel” or “car-mel”. Below is the “day-tah” that I collected.
GENUINE… Gen-u-win: 42 VS. Gen-u-wine: 2
WATER… Wah-ter: 45 VS. Whu-der: 2
CARAMEL… Car-mel: 14 VS. Kara-mel: 33
SYRUP… Sear-rup: 29 VS. Sir-rup: 17
DATA… Day-dah: 25 VS. Dad-ah: 21
ROOM… Room: 40 VS. Rum: 4
BUTTON… But-tin: 11 VS. Buh-en: 29
BEEN… Bin/Ben: 34 VS. Bean: 3
CRAYON… Cray-yawn: 17 VS. Cran: 20
CANDIDATE… Can-ni-date: 15 VS. Can-di-date: 7 VS. Can-ni-dit: 10
BAGEL… Bay-gull: 30 VS. Ba-gull: 4
Now this is a really rough “day-dah” table because I kept adding new words throughout the day. I think if I were to do this experiment again, (which I totally will but with something else), I’ll have a better, more thourough plan and ask a certain amount of people. I also realize that this is only a few words of the many that people pronounce differently but I couldn’t include them all! I had a lot of fun listening to the people read the sentences because they had no idea what the purpose was because I told them it was a secret. I only got confused and disgruntled looks and a lot of laughter!
Until next Saturday!
“Whenever possible, keep it simple”
~ fortune cookie #4