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我是如何学习英语语音的 [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2005-12-26 08:32:41 |Display all floors
But most of the examples given in that thread are  English heteronyms and Mandarin is full of heteronyms.

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Post time 2005-12-26 08:52:38 |Display all floors

Don't you think it is a good way to learn English? Sir.

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Post time 2005-12-26 09:07:28 |Display all floors

Why English is tough

The title is "Why English is tough", then gives examples of heteronyms as if heteronyms are the main difficulty. But Mandarin is also full of heteronyms and homophones as well, but that is not a difficulty in itself.

The greatest difficulty for a Chinese speaker is proper English grammar exactly because Chinese has no tense, no articles, no plurals, and proper pronunciation because most Chinese learn English using a phonetic code divorced from the English phonetics.  A simple test: ask most advanced Chinese students of English to pronounce the short forms of the English vowels and listen to the mistakes, yet vowels are basic to English pronunciation.

The greatest difficulty for an English speaker in learning Mandarin is the tones and learning the cultural background of the language. So, too, learning Mandarin in China is hard because most Chinese have little or no experience of a foreigner speaking Chinese and so cannot accept anything less than perfect pronunciation before they will admit understanding. English speakers are accustomed to non-native speakers, but most Chinese have no experience of non-native speakers speaking Mandarin.

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Post time 2005-12-26 09:14:07 |Display all floors

I agree with your points, but what are you trying to get across? Sir!

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Post time 2005-12-26 09:57:20 |Display all floors

发错地方了。

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Post time 2005-12-26 10:31:20 |Display all floors

Well, I have to disagree with you....

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Post time 2005-12-26 11:18:09 |Display all floors
英语语法很重要
汉语发音很重要
To err is human, to forgive, divine.

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