pronounciation another approach

Fri, 15 Jul 2005 00:56:08 PDT
Some facts that might not be clear to all. European languages have 
about 25 letters and about 35 sounds Most languages have about 
40 different ways to write these 35 sounds. English has more than 
thousand yes 1000! ways to write these same 35 sounds . That is 
why you dont know how to pronounce an english word you never 
have seen before. That is why you even dont know how to 
pronounce a simple word like Sloane.Even a word that has not be 
seen before is usually easy to pronounce for all the other european 
Ben J.M.Zonneveld
Institute of Biology,Leiden University, Clusius lab 
Wassenaarse weg 64, 2333 AL Leiden, The Netherlands
Fax: +31-71-5274999. min temp -10C (15F)

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