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Don't you just love the French!? If you are clumsy and socially awkward, you are left but if you speak well and move gracefully, you are right. I don't think anyone who speak English/American pronounces 'adroit' properly (er, Frenchly); nor would anyone even understand what they meant if they did.
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Then there is Detroit.

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Then there is Detroit.

Does there have to be? I grew up there, so I'm trying to forget... :scared:

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More like Dee-troy-t

Yeah right.
My pronunciatiion of English(I normally speak Dutch)is not that good I know. Just was pointing out the great difference in pronunciation between Detroit and adroit.
Although I think I do some reasonably descent English writing, I will probably bite my tongue trying to pronounce "Three thousand and three thirsty men.";)

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Yeah right.
My pronunciatiion of English(I normally speak Dutch)is not that good I know. Just was pointing out the great difference in pronunciation between Detroit and adroit.
Although I think I do some reasonably descent English writing, I will probably bite my tongue trying to pronounce "Three thousand and three thirsty men.";)

A little irony in there?

Sinking down to the level of most native English speakers, who often don't have a good command of the language? ;)

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Yeah right.
Just was pointing out the great difference in pronunciation between Detroit and adroit.

Actually, they are pronounced the same given the difference in the beginning letters:
adroit: \ə-ˈdrȯit\
Detroit: di-ˈtrȯit, locally also ˈdē-ˈtrȯit

Unless you mean something else...

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Oops:$ descent
I meant decent of course, thank you vmanes for correcting me. I always like that. It can only improve my writing. The irony was purely accidental.
Perhaps we can also stop writing how words are pronounced.
I find it a little hard to do that without hearing the differences.:)

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Oops:$ descent
I meant decent of course, thank you vmanes for correcting me. I always like that. It can only improve my writing. The irony was purely accidental.
Perhaps we can also stop writing how words are pronounced.
I find it a little hard to do that without hearing the differences.:)

English is hard enough to pronounce without involving foreign derived words as well.

One of my favorite questions on the topic - how many different ways can the syllable "ough" be pronounced?

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English is hard enough to pronounce without involving foreign derived words as well.

One of my favorite questions on the topic - how many different ways can the syllable "ough" be pronounced?

Or my 2 favorite words -- from George Bernard Shaw:

GHOTI
GHOUGHPTEIGHBTEAU

Both very common English words simply written 'phonetically'

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@WaltP
he GHOTI ! That is what I learned from my English teacher, it has to do with water and some animal you can find there:)
The other is really for guys who studied English like a pro!

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