Pronunciation, take 3

To hitch a ride – “take a tremp”

Subaru (as in the car) – soo-BA-roo

Video – veed-yo

Balloon – bah-lon

Listen – lees-Ten

Shit – sheet

Sheet – sheet

…as we saw last week, with “bitch” and “beach,” Israelis can’t pronounce the difference between “shit” and “sheet” either (thanks to lonleymanofcake for the reminder)

…also, as we saw in part 1, Israelis love pronouncing the silent letters in words (first it was the middle “L” in lincoln and now it is the “T” in listen)

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4 Responses to Pronunciation, take 3

  1. More silent letter favorites:
    Ballet = בלט
    Parquet = פרקט

  2. Ethan says:

    though these are French words, not English. And you gotta admit: the French love sticking silent letters all over, no, monsieur? (mon-see-your?!)

  3. Alon says:

    One of my all time favorites “Noo Yok” for New York

  4. chris says:

    Noo Yok is only said by New Yorkers and Bostonians. Aside from being the only areas of the US where Non-Rhotic English is spoken, they tend to not pronounce certain consonants at the end of words.

    Other English Speakers might say Njoow Yok, Njoow Yorrrrrk (scotsmen 🙂 ) or Njoow Yorhk.

    Please don’t generalize. 😛

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