English pronunciation poem

Saw this poem on Pinterest and just had to share it with you. Once again, it has made me fully appreciate how very difficult it must be to learn English as a second language.

My love of my native language knows no bounds.

For some other posts on the English language check out:

English language quirks and perversities

Glorious, complicated, perverse English language

“ough” and its NINE pronunciations



About Fictionophile

Fiction reviewer ; Goodreads librarian. Retired library cataloger - more time to read! Loves books, gardening, and red wine. I have been a reviewer member of NetGalley since October 2013. I review titles offered by Edelweiss, and participate in blog tours with TLC Book Tours.
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21 Responses to English pronunciation poem

  1. The poem is very interesting to read as it shows how you think about pronunciation until you read through something like this which clarifies all your doubts about pronunciation. Great post!!

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  2. Pari Chouhan says:

    oh!!!!! its was fun to read it…Just loved it Fictionophile:)

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  3. Sheree @ Keeping Up With The Penguins says:

    Bahahahahaha these are fantastic!


  4. I had lots of those to train with when I was studying for my pronunciation class!

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  5. Sandra says:

    I’m speechless! 😀

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  7. Brilliant! Just shows how you never think about pronunciation until you read through something like this. We must be quite clever really to cope with all these complications of our language. 😊

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  8. Kelly says:

    Brilliant! I’ve never really had a problem learning English because we have lots of English TV-shows and movies and they’re subtitled so we always hear how the words are pronounced, that helps. And I’ve always had a knack for English 😊

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  9. Reviewerlady says:

    Very clever! My daughter spent 12 years teaching English as a foreign language (in Japan) and it always amazing me that the government doesn’t recruit those returning here to teach English to immigrants.


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