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Post by msfry » March 9th, 2018, 12:48 pm

I have been collecting these for awhile, generally not noticed until I begin editing what I have recorded. I thought it might be fun for other readers to add word slurs of their own to this thread -- keep the ball rolling. The list makes me more aware of the need for clear enunciation, and also shows the difficulty a non native speaker must have understanding English.

One sphere of existence
One's fear of existence

One sees
Once he's

militias
malicious

his dying trade' (un-prosperous trade)
his dyeing' trade (type of trade)

ever occur
ever recur

once well turning
one's well turning
one swell turning

traitors
traders

I needed his assistance to complete the project.
I needed his assistants

with attention that aroused suspicion
with a tension that aroused suspicion

by a pointed
by appointed

and as to regular items
and as two regular items

for the withdrawal
further withdrawal

Attacks upon
A tax upon

your right to govern us
you're right to govern us
your right to governess

between the forelegs
between the four legs

that lay cold
that lake old

in different litters
indifferent litters

6 to 7 pounds
sixty-seven pounds

the mistress is lionized
the mistresses lionized

which he
which she
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Post by TriciaG » March 9th, 2018, 1:05 pm

Interesting, and fun, in a way!

A lot of these would be understandable with context, but some definitely wouldn't (six to seven vs. sixty-seven, for example).
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Post by DrPGould » March 9th, 2018, 4:49 pm

Hi Michele.

This did not occur in a librivox reading, but in a radio broadcast--but I think it fits in with the "spirit" of the discussion:

"pullet surprise" for Pulitzer prize.

I think this is a neat idea, and I'm looking forward to contributing some of my own (and seeing those of others).

A great idea. (Thanks for sharing).

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Post by msfry » March 9th, 2018, 6:52 pm

DrPGould wrote:
March 9th, 2018, 4:49 pm
"pullet surprise" for Pulitzer prize.
Philip
Good'n! :lol:
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Post by Algy Pug » March 9th, 2018, 8:53 pm

One I found in a reading I pl'ed recently:

in a poor house
I heard
in a poorhouse

Then there was the movie about Diane Fossey, the activist for protecting primates in Africa:
Gorillas in the Mist
became
Grillers in the Mist

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Post by Roger » March 10th, 2018, 7:36 am

One of the more common:
"for all intensive purposes" rather than "for all intents and purposes".
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Post by Cori » March 10th, 2018, 9:13 am

I've just had (non-LV recording) ... "running and gamboling" which is much better for a small child, than the "running and gambling" that my reading definitely sounds like.
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Post by msfry » March 10th, 2018, 9:36 am

Cori wrote:
March 10th, 2018, 9:13 am
I've just had (non-LV recording) ... "running and gamboling" which is much better for a small child, than the "running and gambling" that my reading definitely sounds like.
For all intensive purposes, you are so right! :lol:

Grillers in the Mist. Good'n!

I just recorded these two, and caught upon editing:
bread thin strength
for
breadth and strength

and defection
for
and affection
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Post by VfkaBT » March 16th, 2018, 6:17 pm

Abominabubble
Abominable
:oops:
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Post by msfry » March 16th, 2018, 7:08 pm

This immense space
This cement space
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Post by msfry » July 4th, 2018, 11:14 am

I've gathered a few more from my own recordings:

with fine or imprisonment
with finer imprisonment

and efficient
and deficient

against offenders
against defenders
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Post by lurcherlover » July 6th, 2018, 3:16 am

Four candles
Fork handles (An old joke on British TV [yes, we do actually have TV!] in a sketch by the Two Ronnie's - sadly both dead now).

Happy days
Happy Daze (In the book I'm reading at present - the name of a boat - how is it possible to make this spelling clear when reading? Not possible, one of the few times reading text has more meaning than speaking and recording it. I was tempted to add "daze spelt DAZE and not DAYS" but this would have fallen foul of the rules, I suppose).

Peter

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Post by msfry » July 9th, 2018, 10:47 am

lurcherlover wrote:
July 6th, 2018, 3:16 am
I was tempted to add "daze spelt DAZE and not DAYS" but this would have fallen foul of the rules, I suppose).
Peter
Rulze. Indeed. One can't fall afoul of those. :D
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