Monday, 10 December 2007

"Th" in "The"

Golly... i just heard those campus superstar kids prancing around singing christmas carols n everytime they pronounce "the" as
"de", a grimace appears across my face...

Deck DE halls with boughs of holly.... =P

Rudolph DE red-nose reindeer... =P

boys and girls, it's THE, not DE! "Th" is a voiced interdental sound pronounced by blowing air rather forcefully out of your mouth with the tip of your tongue between your teeth (hence "inter" dental). and it's VOICED means if you place your hand on your throat, you should feel it vibrate as opposed to "th" in "through", you don't feel your throat vibrate... D is a voiced alveolar sound made by tapping the tip of your tongue on the flesh just behind the top row of teeth, and again, your throat should vibrate as opposed to "t" sound...

didn't someone teach them how to at least pronounce THE words correctly? n i thought there is an RGS n VJC girl... sheesh... tsk tsk tsk...