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THE LYRICAL QUARTET +1!
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"If you can pronounce correctly every word in this poem, you will be speaking English better than 90% of the native English speakers in the world.
After trying the verses, a Frenchman said he’d prefer six months of hard labour to reading six lines aloud.
Dearest creature in creation,
Study English pronunciation.
I will teach you in my verse
Sounds like corpse, corps, horse, and worse.
I will keep you, Suzy, busy,
Make your head with heat grow dizzy.
Tear in eye, your dress will tear.
So shall I! Oh hear my prayer.
Just compare heart, beard, and heard,
Dies and diet, lord and word,
Sword and sward, retain and Britain.
(Mind the latter, how it’s written.)
Now I surely will not plague you
With such words as plaque and ague.
But be careful how you speak:
Say break and steak, but bleak and streak;
Cloven, oven, how and low,
Script, receipt, show, poem, and toe.
Hear me say, devoid of trickery,
Daughter, laughter, and Terpsichore,
Typhoid, measles, topsails, aisles,
Exiles, similes, and reviles;
Scholar, vicar, and cigar,
Solar, mica, war and far;
One, anemone, Balmoral,
Kitchen, lichen, laundry, laurel;
Gertrude, German, wind and mind,
Scene, Melpomene, mankind.
Billet does not rhyme with ballet,
Bouquet, wallet, mallet, chalet.
Blood and flood are not like food,
Nor is mould like should and would.
Viscous, viscount, load and broad,
Toward, to forward, to reward.
And your pronunciation’s OK
When you correctly say croquet,
Rounded, wounded, grieve and sieve,
Friend and fiend, alive and live.
Ivy, privy, famous; clamour
And enamour rhyme with hammer.
River, rival, tomb, bomb, comb,
Doll and roll and some and home.
Stranger does not rhyme with anger,
Neither does devour with clangour.
Souls but foul, haunt but aunt,
Font, front, wont, want, grand, and grant,
Shoes, goes, does. Now first say finger,
And then singer, ginger, linger,
Real, zeal, mauve, gauze, gouge and gauge,
Marriage, foliage, mirage, and age.
Query does not rhyme with very,
Nor does fury sound like bury.
Dost, lost, post and doth, cloth, loth.
Job, nob, bosom, transom, oath.
Though the differences seem little,
We say actual but victual.
Refer does not rhyme with deafer.
Fe0ffer does, and zephyr, heifer.
Mint, pint, senate and sedate;
Dull, bull, and George ate late.
Scenic, Arabic, Pacific,
Science, conscience, scientific.
Liberty, library, heave and heaven,
Rachel, ache, moustache, eleven.
We say hallowed, but allowed,
People, leopard, towed, but vowed.
Mark the differences, moreover,
Between mover, cover, clover;
Leeches, breeches, wise, precise,
Chalice, but police and lice;
Camel, constable, unstable,
Principle, disciple, label.
Petal, panel, and canal,
Wait, surprise, plait, promise, pal.
Worm and storm, chaise, chaos, chair,
Senator, spectator, mayor.
Tour, but our and succour, four.
Gas, alas, and Arkansas.
Sea, idea, Korea, area,
Psalm, Maria, but malaria.
Youth, south, southern, cleanse and clean.
Doctrine, turpentine, marine.
Compare alien with Italian,
Dandelion and battalion.
Sally with ally, yea, ye,
Eye, I, ay, aye, whey, and key.
Say aver, but ever, fever,
Neither, leisure, skein, deceiver.
Heron, granary, canary.
Crevice and device and aerie.
Face, but preface, not efface.
Phlegm, phlegmatic, ass, glass, bass.
Large, but target, gin, give, verging,
Ought, out, joust and scour, scourging.
Ear, but earn and wear and tear
Do not rhyme with here but ere.
Seven is right, but so is even,
Hyphen, roughen, nephew Stephen,
Monkey, donkey, Turk and jerk,
Ask, grasp, wasp, and cork and work.
Pronunciation (think of Psyche!)
Is a paling stout and spikey?
Won’t it make you lose your wits,
Writing groats and saying grits?
It’s a dark abyss or tunnel:
Strewn with stones, stowed, solace, gunwale,
Islington and Isle of Wight,
Housewife, verdict and indict.
Finally, which rhymes with enough,
Though, through, plough, or dough, or cough?
Hiccough has the sound of cup.
My advice is to give up!!!
English Pronunciation by G. Nolst Trenité</i>
|RANDOM, list is random XD|
1. One more time www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGBhQb…
3. Safe and sound www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7sdDU…
4. Good night
5. Only for the stars in your eyes www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNwI_d…
7. A song of storm and fire www.youtube.com/watch?v=MX605m…
8. Rain for a sunny day
9. Peppermint Winter www.youtube.com/watch?v=orDENU…
10. "Snowballs and fun times"
11. Now we are free
12. Pies descalzos (Barefeet)
13. Hex Girl
14. "Witchcraft!/Time Lord"
15. Victoriam Speramus
16. "You know what they say about Love and war"
17. Misere Mani
18. Saying good bye
19. When can I see you again?
21. World of the heart
22. The biggest Dreamer
23. Makafushigi Adventure ("Fantastic adventure")
24. The never ending story
25. More tan Useless
27. Princese Shéhérazade
28. Once upon a time…
30. "…Something to die for!"
31. A different Kind of love song
32. Light threads
33. NAraku no Hana ("The flower in hell")
34. Echape inmediatament!
35. I'm a Pirate, you're a princess
36. You're highness…
40. Just the way I am
41. Song for the Lonely
42. Sisters of the Light
44. The man is the Dolphin's dream
45. Heart of stone
46. Who I am
48. Long Live
49. Missing you…
50. Kung Fu Fighting
53. Let me be with you!
54. Boy Lilikoi
56. BAd Day
57. Kiss? Or KISS?
58. Run to you
59. You idiot…
60. If my heart was a House
61. The only thing I have left…
63. Something you dance for
64. Raibow veins
67. "…would you please hace the decency of…?!"
68. Nubes (clouds)
72. She is the sunlight
73. Dragon Screamer
74. Five Lords
75. "Diggi Daggi"
76. Sorcerer aprentice
77. I'm just a Kid
78. Childhood friends
79. Half Breed
81. Proud of your boy
82. My life…
85. Who do you think you're fooling?
86. When you taught me how to dance
87. Brother my BRother…
88. Red like roses
90. Negareboshi~Shooting star
91. I Wish…
93. Only a dream
94. When I ruled the world
95. Daughter of evil
99. Son of Loki…
100. Dr Who/Hooves