Gap Fill - Pronunciation - Level 5


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Radio and TV at Ireland's national RTE are angry at being told to use Queen's English pronunciation. An Irish says RTE's broadcasters were given an A-Z of words, which tells them how to pronounce words to make sure they are understood. The A-Z comes with clips with lessons of how to "" pronounce the "problem" words. An RTE official said the producers issued the to keep up standards. It said RTE had received from the public over how certain words were mispronounced.

An Irish linguistics called the RTE's actions "internalized ". He was that Irish speakers had to use words with an English . He said: "The basic is RTE expects its to speak as if they were English. Why? We have our own of English, which is different but fully and accepted worldwide." He highlighted some of the that had to be used with a British English accent. He said Irish people don't pronounce the TH in 'birthday' like the English. He added that the Irish pronunciation of 'news,' "is and has been 'nooze'".

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