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American Pronunciation

Abraham and Betty Lass
American Pronunciation

This recording, narrated by Abraham Lass, attempts to make clear the correct pronunciations of commonly mispronounced English words, ranging from "archetype" to "zenith." A complete list of the words included on the record can be found in the liner notes. Lass is the author of a number of books and recordings about the English language, including Dominando El Ingles: Mastery of English Pronunciation: A Guide for Spanish-Speaking People, also available on Smithsonian Folkways (FW08201).

Track Listing

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101
Introduction Abraham and Betty Lass 3:01
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102
1:abdomen - 29:aviator Abraham and Betty Lass 3:49
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103
30:babel - 39:buoy Abraham and Betty Lass 1:14
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104
40:cache - 72:culinary Abraham and Betty Lass 3:50
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105
73:dais - 89:drought Abraham and Betty Lass 2:14
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106
90:echelon - 104:exquisite Abraham and Betty Lass 1:54
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107
105:facet - 124:furlough Abraham and Betty Lass 2:05
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108
125:gala - 141:gyroscope Abraham and Betty Lass 1:34
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109
142:hallucinogen - 154:hover Abraham and Betty Lass 1:21
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110
155:ignoramus - 187:isthmus Abraham and Betty Lass 3:22
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201
188:jeopardy - 192:junta Abraham and Betty Lass 0:34
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202
193: kaleidoscope - 197:kilometer Abraham and Betty Lass 0:30
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203
198:lackadaisical - 220:luxury Abraham and Betty Lass 2:18
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204
221:machete - 247:mustache Abraham and Betty Lass 2:36
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205
248:nadir - 259:nuptial Abraham and Betty Lass 1:16
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206
260:oasis - 274:orgy Abraham and Betty Lass 1:20
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207
275:pachyderm - 338:pyorrhea Abraham and Betty Lass 6:10
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208
339:quay - 342:quixotic Abraham and Betty Lass 0:20
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209
343:rabies - 375:route Abraham and Betty Lass 3:11
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210
376:sacrilege - 406:syrup Abraham and Betty Lass 2:46
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211
407:tarpaulin - 419:tryst Abraham and Betty Lass 1:11
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212
420:ultimatum Abraham and Betty Lass 0:07
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213
421:vaccine - 428:visa Abraham and Betty Lass 0:53
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214
429:worsted, 430:zenith Abraham and Betty Lass 0:12
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