How would you describe a “pretentious” dialect and translate english to tagalog correct grammar? The Dialect Guide states: “This is a very sophisticated dialect. The speaker gives the impression that he is not only better than the majority, but he is also perfectly aware of this. ”
Do you know how to develop a high society accent? These tips will help you hone your mastery of the “pretentious” accent.
The [o] sound in words such as hot becomes richer — like the ough sound, for example, in ought: You’ve got a lot of pots.
For those who find this accent strange, it will be a little difficult to understand the following rule. These are actually two different sounds, but learning to distinguish them by ear takes some practice:
the first is the sound [a] in words such as master and demand, where it is pronounced aah;
the second is the sound [a] in words like map and hand, which is similar to [a] in apple.
How do you know which of the sounds to use? To most of us, they seem the same in their native dialects. However, there is a general rule, albeit a rather complicated one: choose the first variant of the sound (as in the word master) when a comes before f, s, th and n, unless n is followed by d, as in the word hand. More confusion is caused by a few exception words such as command. These rules will help at first, until your ear gets used to distinguishing these sounds on its own.
Now, here’s a quick tip for American English speakers who use the j-u sound transition. The advice is that it is necessary to insert the sound [y] before the long [u], unless, of course, this does not change the meaning of the word: Do tell the Duke’s student what a fool is due (Please, explain to the student of the count what a fool is) … Note that do and due are pronounced differently.
In any word beginning with wh, swap the two sounds to make hw: I know not the why’s and wherefores of his wandering.
The vowels in this dialect are usually quite rounded: A – E – I – O – OO.
The sound [r] is omitted if it is not followed by a vowel, and then it is pronounced slightly blurry. What does smudged mean? Imagine that you are going to pronounce the rolling [r], but you are “underrolling” it. It looks like it will work if you pronounce a very light sound [d]: The terrible work goes on.
In words like fall, make the [a] sound as deep as possible. It is impossible to overdo it! He called at the hall every fall.
If you come across a combination of [t] and [l], as in rattle, say them both at once to create a clear, sonorous sound: little bottle.
The combination oo – in the form of both a long sound (for example, in the word fool) and a short one (book) – should be stretched: Fool, you play by the book (Play by the rules, you fool).