- Strange...I cut and pasted the dictionary information, but it turned into gobiltygook. Sorry about that.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Susan Donahue" <suzianne411@...> wrote:
> Dear Wings...Y'all talk funny in Cornwall, but in this case I think (Con-troversy) with the accent on con is pretty close to the way we would pronounce the word here in Arkansas. However, the dictionary provides this: con·tro·ver·sy /ˈkɒntrəˌvɜrsi; Brit. also kənˈtrɒvərsi/ Show Spelled[kon-truh-vur-see; Brit. also kuhn-trov-er-see] with the accent on trov.
> Confused??? Me, too
> --- In email@example.com, "Wings081" <wings081@> wrote:
> > Will one of you university teachers of the English language kindly save me from applying for a bed in a psychiatric ward.
> > Let me tell you my problem:
> > For more years than I care to remember I have always pronounced the word
> > describing a clash of opinions as: CONTROVERSY (Con-troversy)but these days the BBC,that body we have always lovingly referred to as 'Auntie Beeb',(That organisation we have hitherto looked up to as being correct
> > in our Anglican language heritage) now pronounces the word as CONTRAVERSY.(Contra-versy)
> > Breaking it down it would appear to refer to being against verse.
> > (Better not tell our good friend Bernard)
> > Please you pedagogues of the spoken word, save me from going insane
> > by agreeing or not with my dilemma.
> > As always
> > Wings.
- Wings,Thank you. I will!Jay-----Original Message-----
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of Wings081
Sent: Wednesday, July 04, 2012 4:20 AM
Subject: [ticket2write] Re: Help! and an update on my novel (41214 Jay)
Looking forward to seeing it on Amazon.
Perhaps when that is achieved and you have a little time to spare,
you might encourage other members by listing your trials and tribulations for success.
Best of luck