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Gerard Nolst Trenité - The Chaos (1922)

 

Dearest creature in creation,

Study English pronunciation.

I will teach you in my verse

Sounds like corpse, corps, horse, and worse.

I will keep you, Suzy, busy,

Make your head with heat grow dizzy.

Tear in eye, your dress will tear.

So shall I! Oh hear my prayer.

 

Just compare heart, beard, and heard,

Dies and diet, lord and word,

Sword and sward, retain and Britain.

(Mind the latter, how it's written.)

Now I surely will not plague you

With such words as plaque and ague.

But be careful how you speak:

Say break and steak, but bleak and streak;

Cloven, oven, how and low,

Script, receipt, show, poem, and toe.

 

Hear me say, devoid of trickery,

Daughter, laughter, and Terpsichore,

Typhoid, measles, topsails, aisles,

Exiles, similes, and reviles;

Scholar, vicar, and cigar,

Solar, mica, war and far;

One, anemone, Balmoral,

Kitchen, lichen, laundry, laurel;

Gertrude, German, wind and mind,

Scene, Melpomene, mankind.

 

Billet does not rhyme with ballet,

Bouquet, wallet, mallet, chalet.

Blood and flood are not like food,

Nor is mould like should and would.

Viscous, viscount, load and broad,

Toward, to forward, to reward.

And your pronunciation's OK

When you correctly say croquet,

Rounded, wounded, grieve and sieve,

Friend and fiend, alive and live.

 

Ivy, privy, famous; clamour

And enamour rhyme with hammer.

River, rival, tomb, bomb, comb,

Doll and roll and some and home.

Stranger does not rhyme with anger,

Neither does devour with clangour.

Souls but foul, haunt but aunt,

Font, front, wont, want, grand, and grant,

Shoes, goes, does. Now first say finger,

And then singer, ginger, linger,

Real, zeal, mauve, gauze, gouge and gauge,

Marriage, foliage, mirage, and age.

 

Query does not rhyme with very,

Nor does fury sound like bury.

Dost, lost, post and doth, cloth, loth.

Job, nob, bosom, transom, oath.

Though the differences seem little,

We say actual but victual.

Refer does not rhyme with deafer.

Foeffer does, and zephyr, heifer.

Mint, pint, senate and sedate;

Dull, bull, and George ate late.

Scenic, Arabic, Pacific,

Science, conscience, scientific.

 

Liberty, library, heave and heaven,

Rachel, ache, moustache, eleven.

We say hallowed, but allowed,

People, leopard, towed, but vowed.

Mark the differences, moreover,

Between mover, cover, clover;

Leeches, breeches, wise, precise,

Chalice, but police and lice;

Camel, constable, unstable,

Principle, disciple, label.

 

Petal, panel, and canal,

Wait, surprise, plait, promise, pal.

Worm and storm, chaise, chaos, chair,

Senator, spectator, mayor.

Tour, but our and succour, four.

Gas, alas, and Arkansas.

Sea, idea, Korea, area,

Psalm, Maria, but malaria.

Youth, south, southern, cleanse and clean.

Doctrine, turpentine, marine.

 

Compare alien with Italian,

Dandelion and battalion.

Sally with ally, yea, ye,

Eye, I, ay, aye, whey, and key.

Say aver, but ever, fever,

Neither, leisure, skein, deceiver.

Heron, granary, canary.

Crevice and device and aerie.

 

Face, but preface, not efface.

Phlegm, phlegmatic, ass, glass, bass.

Large, but target, gin, give, verging,

Ought, out, joust and scour, scourging.

Ear, but earn and wear and tear

Do not rhyme with here but ere.

Seven is right, but so is even,

Hyphen, roughen, nephew Stephen,

Monkey, donkey, Turk and jerk,

Ask, grasp, wasp, and cork and work.

 

Pronunciation — think of Psyche!

Is a paling stout and spikey?

Won't it make you lose your wits,

Writing groats and saying grits?

It's a dark abyss or tunnel:

Strewn with stones, stowed, solace, gunwale,

Islington and Isle of Wight,

Housewife, verdict and indict.

 

Finally, which rhymes with enough —

Though, through, plough, or dough, or cough?

Hiccough has the sound of cup.

My advice is to give up!!!*

 

 

Vidéo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1edPxKqiptw

 

Retranscription phonétique

http://ncf.idallen.com/TheChaosPRETTY.pdf

 

Dearest creature in creation,ˈdiərist 'kriːʧə ın kriː'eıʃən

Studying English pronunciation. ˈstʌdiıŋ 'ıŋglıʃ prəʊnʌnsiːˈeıʃən

I will teach you in my verse, aı wıl tiːʧ juː ın maı vɜːs

Sounds like corpse, corps, horse and worse. saʊndz laık kɔːps kɔə hɔːs ənd wɜːs

It will keep you, Susy, busy, ıt wıl kiːp juː 'suːzi, 'bızi

Make your head with heat grow dizzy. meık jɔː hɛd wıð hiːt grəʊ 'dızi

Tear in eye, your dress you'll tear, tıərın aı jɔː drɛs juːl tɛə

Queer, fair seer, hear my prayer. kwiə fɛə 'siːə hıə maı prɛə

Pray, console your loving poet, preı kən'səʊl jɔː 'lʌvıŋ 'pəʊıt

Make my coat look new, dear, sew it. meık maı kəʊt lʊk njuː diə səʊ ıt

Just compare heart, hear and heard, ʤʌst kəm'pɛə hɑːt hıə ənd hɜːd

Dies and diet, lord and word, daız ənd 'daııt lɔːd ənd wɜːd

Sword and sward, retain and Britain, sɔːd ənd swɔːd rı'teın ənd 'brıtn

(Mind the latter how it's written). maınd ðə 'lætə haʊ ıts 'rıtn

Made has not the sound of bade, meıd həz nɒt ðə saʊnd ɒv bæd

Say-said, pay-paid, laid but plaid. seı sɛd peı peıd leıd bət plæd

Now I surely will not plague you, naʊ aı ˈʃʊəli wıl nɒt pleıg juː

With such words as vague and ague. wıð sʌʧ wɜːdz əz veıg ənd 'eıgjuː

But be careful how you speak. bət biː 'kɛəfʊl haʊ juː spiːk

Say: gush, bush, steak, streak, break, bleak, seı gʌʃ bʊʃ steık striːk breık bliːk

Previous, precious, fuchsia, via, 'priːvıəs 'prɛʃəs 'fjuːʃə 'vaıə

Recipe, pipe, studding-sail, choir, 'rɛsipi paıp 'stʌdnsəl 'kwaiə

Woven, oven, how and low, 'wəʊvn 'ʌvən haʊ ənd ləʊ

Script, receipt, shoe, poem, toe. skrıpt rı'siːt ʃuː ˈpəʊim təʊ

Say, expecting fraud and trickery, seı ıkˈspɛktıŋ frɔːd ənd 'trıkəri

Daughter, laughter and Terpsichore, ˈdɔːtə ˈlɑːftə ənd tɜːp'sıkəri

Branch, ranch, measles, topsails, aisles, brɑːnʧ rɑːntʃ 'miːzlz ˈtɒpslz ˈaılz

Missiles, similes, reviles, ˈmisailz ˈsimiliz riˈvailz

Wholly, holly, signal, signing, 'həʊli ˈhɒli 'sıgnl 'saınıŋ

Same, examining, but mining. seım ıgˈzæmınıŋ bət 'maınıŋ

Scholar, vicar, and cigar, 'skɒlə 'vıkə ənd sı'gɑː

Solar, mica, war and far. 'səʊlə 'maıkə wɔː ənd fɑː

From desire: desirable-admirable from admire, frəm dı'zaıə dı'zaırəbl 'ædmırəbl frəm ædˈmaiə

Lumber, plumber, bier, but brier, 'lʌmbə 'plʌmə biə bət 'braıə

Topsham, brougham, renown, but known, ˈtɒpʃəm 'bruːm rı'naʊn bət nəʊn

Knowledge, done, lone, gone, none, tone, 'nɒlıʤ dʌn ləʊn gɒn nʌn təʊn

One, anemone, Balmoral, wʌn ə'nɛməniː bælˈmɒrəl

Kitchen, lichen, laundry, laurel. 'kıʧın 'laıkn ˈlɔːndri 'lɒrəl

Gertrude, German, wind and Wind, 'gɜːtruːd 'ʤɜːmən wınd ənd waind

Beau, kind, kindred, queue, mankind, bəʊ kaınd 'kındrıd kjuː mænkˈaınd

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Tortoise, turquoise, chamois-leather, 'tɔːtəs 'tɜːkwɔız ˈʃæmi ˈlɛðə

Reading, Reading, heathen, heather. 'riːdıŋ 'rɛdıŋ 'hiːðən 'hɛðə

This phonetic labyrinth ðıs fəʊˈnɛtik 'læbırınθ

Gives moss, gross, brook, brooch, ninth, plinth. gıvz mɒs grəʊs brʊk brəʊʧ naınθ plınθ

Have you ever yet endeavoured hæv juː 'ɛvə jɛt ɛnˈdɛvəd

To pronounce revered and severed, tə prəʊ'naʊns riˈviəd ənd ˈsɛvəd

Demon, lemon, ghoul, foul, soul, 'diːmən 'lɛmən guːl faʊl səʊl

Peter, petrol and patrol? 'piːtə 'pɛtrəl ənd pə'trəʊl

Billet does not end like ballet; 'bılıt dʌz nɒt ɛnd laık 'bæleı

Bouquet, wallet, mallet, chalet. buːˈkeı 'wɒlıt 'mælıt 'ʃæleı

Blood and flood are not like food, blʌd ənd flʌd ɑː nɒt laık fuːd

Nor is mould like should and would. nɔː ız məʊld laık ʃʊd ənd wʊd

Banquet is not nearly parquet, 'bæŋkwıt ız nɒt ˈniəli 'pɑːki

Which exactly rhymes with khaki. wıʧ ıg'zæktli raımz wıð ˈkɑːki

Discount, viscount, load and broad, 'dıskaʊnt 'vaıkaʊnt ləʊd ənd brɔːd

Toward, to forward, to reward, ˈtɔːd tə 'fɔːwəd tə rı'wɔːd

Ricocheted and crocheting, croquet? ˈrıkəʃeıd ənd ˈkrəʊʃeiıŋ krəʊ'keı

Right! Your pronunciation's OK. raıt jɔː prəʊnʌnsiːˈeıʃənz əʊ'keı

Rounded, wounded, grieve and sieve, 'raʊndıd 'wuːndıd griːv ənd sıv

Friend and fiend, alive and live. frɛnd ənd fiːnd ə'laıv ənd lıv

Is your R correct in higher? ız jɔː[r] ɑː kə'rɛkt ın 'haıə

Keats asserts it rhymes Thalia. kiːts ə'sɜːts ıt raımz θə'laıə

Hugh, but hug, and hood, but hoot, hjuː bət hʌg ənd hʊd bət huːt

Buoyant, minute, but Minute. 'bɔıənt 'mınıt bət maiˈnjuːt

Say abscission with precision, seı æb'sıʃən wıð prıˈsıʒən

Now: position and transition; naʊ pəˈziʃən ənd trɑːnˈsiʒən

Would it tally with my rhyme wʊd ıt 'tæli wıð maı raım

If I mentioned paradigm? ıf aı ˈmɛnʃənd 'pærədaım

Twopence, threepence, tease are easy, 'tʌpəns 'θrıpəns tiːz ɑː 'iːzi

But cease, crease, grease and greasy? bət siːs kriːs griːs ənd 'griːzi

Cornice, nice, valise, revise, 'kɔːnıs naıs və'liːs rı'vaız

Rabies, but lullabies. 'reıbiːz bət ˈlʌləbaiz

Of such puzzling words as nauseous, ɒv sʌʧ ˈpʌzlıŋ wɜːdz əz ˈnɔːʃəs

Rhyming well with cautious, tortious, 'raımıŋ wɛl wıð 'kɔːʃəs 'tɔːʃəs

You'll envelop lists, I hope, juːl ınˈvɛləp lısts aı həʊp

In a linen envelope. ın ə 'lının 'ɛnvələʊp

Would you like some more? You'll have it! wʊd juː laık sʌm mɔə juːl hæv ıt

Affidavit, David, davit. æfı'deıvıt 'deıvıd 'dævıt

To abjure, to perjure. Sheik tə æb'ʤʊə tə 'pɜːʤə ʃeik

Does not sound like Czech but ache. dʌz nɒt saʊnd laık ʧɛk bət eık

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Liberty, library, heave and heaven, 'lıbəti 'laıbrəri hiːv ənd 'hɛvən

Rachel, loch, moustache, eleven. rəˈʃɛl lɒx mʊˈstɑːʃ ı'lɛvən

We say hallowed, but allowed, wiː seı 'hæləʊd bət ə'laʊd

People, leopard, towed but vowed. 'piːpl 'lɛpəd təʊd bət vaʊd

Mark the difference, moreover, mɑːk ðə 'dıfərəns mɔəˈrəʊvə

Between mover, plover, Dover. bı'twiːn 'muːvə 'plʌvə 'dəʊvə

Leeches, breeches, wise, precise, ˈliːʧız 'brıʧız waız prı'saıs

Chalice, but police and lice, 'ʧælıs bət pə'liːs ənd laıs

Camel, constable, unstable, 'kæməl ˈkʌnstəbl ʌn'steıbl

Principle, disciple, label. 'prınsıpl dıˈsaıpəl 'leıbl

Petal, penal, and canal, 'pɛtl 'piːnəl ənd kə'næl

Wait, surmise, plait, promise, pal, weıt sə'maız plæt 'prɒmıs pæl

Suit, suite, ruin. Circuit, conduit sjuːt swiːt ˈruːin 'sɜːkıt ˈkɒndit

Rhyme with shirk it and beyond it, raım wıð ʃɜːk ıt ənd biˈjɒnd ıt

But it is not hard to tell bət ıt ız nɒt hɑːd tə tɛl

Why it's pall, mall, but Pall Mall. waı ıts pɔːl mɔːl bət pɛl mɛl

Muscle, muscular, gaol, iron, 'mʌsl 'mʌskjʊlə ʤeıl 'aıən

Timber, climber, bullion, lion, 'tımbə 'klaımə 'bʊliən 'laıən

Worm and storm, chaise, chaos, chair, wɜːm ənd stɔːm ʃeız 'keıɒs ʧɛə

Senator, spectator, mayor, 'sɛnətə spɛk'teıtə mɛə

Ivy, privy, famous; clamour 'aıvi 'prıvi 'feıməs 'klæmə

Has the A of drachm and hammer. həz ðə eı ɒv dræm ənd 'hæmə

Pussy, hussy and possess, 'pʊsi 'hʌzi ənd pə'zɛs

Desert, but desert, address. dı'zɜːt bət ˈdɛzət ə'drɛs

Golf, wolf, countenance, lieutenants gɒlf wʊlf 'kaʊntınəns lɛfˈtɛnənts

Hoist in lieu of flags left pennants. hɔıst ın ljuː ɒv flægz lɛft ˈpɛnənts

Courier, courtier, tomb, bomb, comb, ˈkʊriə 'kɔətiə tuːm bɒm kəʊm

Cow, but Cowper, some and home. kaʊ bət ˈkuːpə sʌm ənd həʊm

Solder, soldier! Blood is thicker, ˈsɒldə 'səʊlʤə blʌd ız 'θıkə

Quoth he, than liqueur or liquor, kwəʊθ hiː ðæn liˈkjʊə ə 'lıkə

Making, it is sad but true, 'meıkıŋ ıt ız sæd bət truː

In bravado, much ado. ın brə'veidəʊ mʌʧ ə'duː

Stranger does not rhyme with anger, 'streınʤə dʌz nɒt raım wıð 'æŋgə

Neither does devour with clangour. ˈnaiðə dʌz dı'vaʊə wıð 'klæŋgə

Pilot, pivot, gaunt, but aunt, 'paılət 'pıvət gɔːnt bət ɑːnt

Font, front, wont, want, grand and grant. fɒnt frʌnt wəʊnt wɒnt grənd ənd grɑːnt

Arsenic, specific, scenic, 'ɑːsnık spɛˈsıfık 'siːnık

Relic, rhetoric, hygienic. 'rɛlık 'rɛtərık haı'ʤiːnık

Gooseberry, goose, and Close, but close, ˈgʊzbəri guːs ənd kləʊz bət kləʊs

Paradise, rise, rose, and dose. 'pærədaıs raız rəʊz ənd dəʊs

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Say inveigh, neigh, but inveigle, seı ın'veı neı bət ın'viːgl

Make the latter rhyme with eagle. meık ðə 'lætə raım wıð 'iːgl

Mind! Meandering but mean, maınd miːˈəndərıŋ bət miːn

Valentine and magazine. 'væləntaın ənd mægəˈziːn

And I bet you, dear, a penny, ənd aı bɛt juː diə ə 'pɛni

You say manifold like many, juː seı 'mænifəʊld laık 'mɛni

Which is wrong. Say rapier, pier, wıʧ ız rɒŋ seı 'reıpıə piə

Tier (one who ties), but tier. 'taıə wʌn hʊ taız bət tiə

Arch, archangel; pray, does erring ɑːʧ 'ɑːk'eınʤəl preı dʌz 'ɜːrıŋ

Rhyme with herring or with stirring? raım wıð 'hɛrıŋ ə wıð 'stɜːrıŋ

Prison, bison, treasure trove, 'prızn 'baısən 'trɛʃə trəʊv

Treason, hover, cover, cove, 'triːzn ˈhɒvə ˈkʌvə kəʊv

Perseverance, severance. Ribald pɜːsiˈviərəns 'sɛvərəns 'rıbəld

Rhymes (but piebald doesn't) with nibbled. raımz bət 'paıbɔːld 'dʌznt wıð 'nıbld

Phaeton, paean, gnat, ghat, gnaw, 'feııtn 'piːən næt gɔːt nɔː

Lien, psychic, shone, bone, pshaw. ˈliːən 'saıkık ʃɒn bəʊn ʃɔː

Don't be down, my own, but rough it, dəʊnt biː daʊn maı əʊn bət rʌf ıt

And distinguish Buffet, buffet; ənd dıs'tıŋgwıʃ ˈbʊfei ˈbʌfit

Brood, stood, roof, rook, school, wool, boon, bruːd stʊd ruːf rʊk skuːl wʊl buːn

Worcester, Boleyn, to impugn. 'wʊstə 'bʊlın tə ım'pjuːn

Say in sounds correct and sterling seı ın saʊndz kə'rɛkt ənd 'stɜːlıŋ

Hearse, hear, hearken, year and yearling. hɜːs hıə 'hɑːkn jiə ənd 'jɜːliŋ

Evil, devil, mezzotint, 'iːvl 'dɛvl ˈmɛdzəʊtint

Mind the Z! (A gentle hint.) maınd ðə zɛd eı 'ʤɛntl hınt

Now you need not pay attention naʊ juː niːd nɒt peı ə'tɛnʃən

To such sounds as I don't mention, tə sʌʧ saʊndz əz aı dəʊnt 'mɛnʃən

Sounds like pores, pause, pours and paws, saʊndz laık pɔəz pɔːz pɔəz ənd pɔːz

Rhyming with the pronoun yours; 'raımıŋ wıð ðə 'prəʊnaʊn jɔːz

Nor are proper names included, nɔː ɑː 'prɒpə neımz ın'kluːdıd

Though I often heard, as you did, ðəʊ aı ˈɔːfən hɜːd əz juː dıd

Funny rhymes to unicorn, 'fʌni raımz tə 'juːnıkɔːn

Yes, you know them, Vaughan and Strachan. jɛs juː nəʊ ðɛm vɔːn ənd strɔːn

No, my maiden, coy and comely, nəʊ maı 'meıdn kɔi ənd ˈkʌmli

I don't want to speak of Cholmondeley. aı dəʊnt wɒnt tə spiːk ɒv kəl'mʌndli

No. Yet Froude compared with proud nəʊ jɛt fruːd kəm'pɛəd wıð praʊd

Is no better than McLeod. ız nəʊ 'bɛtə ðæn məˈklaʊd

But mind trivial and vial, bət 'trıvıəl ənd 'vaıəl

Tripod, menial, denial, 'traıpɒd 'miːnıəl dı'naıəl

Troll and trolley, realm and ream, trəʊl ənd 'trɒli rɛlm ənd riːm

Schedule, mischief, schism, and scheme. 'ʃɛʤuːl 'mıstʃıf sızm ənd skiːm

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Argil, Gill, Argyll, gill. Surely 'ɑːʤıl ʤıl ɑː'gaıl gıl ˈʃɔːli

May be made to rhyme with Raleigh, meı biː meıd tə raım wıð 'rɔːli

But you're not supposed to say bət jɔː nɒt sə'pəʊzd tə seı

Piquet rhymes with sobriquet. pıˈkɛt raımz wıð ˈsəʊbrikei

Had this invalid Invalid hæd ðıs 'invəlid ın'vælıd

Worthless documents? How pallid, 'wɜːθlıs ˈdɒkjʊmənts haʊ 'pælıd

How uncouth he, couchant, looked, haʊ ʌn'kuːθ hiː 'kaʊʧənt lʊkt

When for Portsmouth I had booked! wɛn fɔː ˈpɔətsməθ aı hæd 'bʊkt

Zeus, Thebes, Thales, Aphrodite, zjuːs θiːbz 'θeıliːz æfrəʊ'daıti

Paramour, enamoured, flighty, 'pærəmʊə ɛˈnæməd 'flaıti

Episodes, antipodes, ˈɛpısəʊdz æn'tıpədiːz

Acquiesce, and obsequies. ækwiː'ɛs ənd ˈɒbsikwiːz

Please don't monkey with the geyser, pliːz dəʊnt 'mʌŋki wıð ðə ˈgeizə

Don't peel taters with my razor, dəʊnt piːl ˈteitəz wıð maı 'reızə

Rather say in accents pure: ˈrɑːðə seı ın ˈæksənts pjʊə

Nature, stature and mature. 'neıʧə ˈstætjə ənd mə'tjʊə

Pious, impious, limb, climb, glumly, 'paıəs 'ımpıəs lım klaım ˈglʌmli

Worsted, worsted, crumbly, dumbly, 'wʊstıd ˈwɜːstid ˈkrʌmbli dʌmli

Conquer, conquest, vase, phase, fan, 'kɒŋkə 'kɒŋkwɛst vɑːz feız fæn

Wan, sedan and artisan. wɒn sı'dæn ənd ɑːtı'zæn

The TH will surely trouble you ði ˈtiːˈeıʧ wıl ˈʃʊəli 'trʌbl juː

More than R, CH or W. mɔə ðæn ɑː 'siː'eitʃ ə 'dʌbljuː

Say then these phonetic gems: seı ðɛn ðiːz fəʊˈnɛtik ʤɛmz

Thomas, thyme, Theresa, Thames. 'tɒməs taım tə'riːsə tɛmz

Thompson, Chatham, Waltham, Streatham, 'tɒmpsən 'ʧætəm 'wɒltəm 'strɛtəm

There are more but I forget them ðɛə ɑː mɔə bət aı fə'gɛt ðɛm

Wait! I've got it: Anthony, weıt aıv gɒt ıt 'æntəni

Lighten your anxiety. 'laıtn jɔː æŋ'zaıəti

The archaic word albeit ði ɑː'keıık wɜːd ɔːl'biːıt

Does not rhyme with eight-you see it; dʌz nɒt raım wıð eıt juː siː ıt

With and forthwith, one has voice, wıð ənd fɔəθˈwiθ wʌn həz vɔıs

One has not, you make your choice. wʌn həz nɒt juː meık jɔː ʧɔis

Shoes, goes, does. Now first say: finger; ʃuːz gəʊz dʌz naʊ fɜːst seı 'fıŋgə

Then say: singer, ginger, linger. ðɛn seı ˈsiŋə 'ʤınʤə 'lıŋgə

Real, zeal, mauve, gauze and gauge, ˈriːəl ziːl məʊv gɔːz ənd geıʤ

Marriage, foliage, mirage, age, ˈmæridʒ 'fəʊliıʤ mı'rɑːʒ eıʤ

Hero, heron, query, very, 'hiərəʊ 'hɛrən ˈkwiəri 'vɛri

Parry, tarry, fury, bury, 'pæri 'tæri 'fjʊəri 'bɛri

Dost, lost, post, and doth, cloth, loth, dʌst lɒst pəʊst ənd dʌθ klɒθ ləʊθ

Job, Job, blossom, bosom, oath. ʤɒb ʤəʊb 'blɒsəm 'bʊzəm əʊθ

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Faugh, oppugnant, keen oppugners, fɔː ə'pʌgnənt kiːn əˈpjuːnəz

Bowing, bowing, banjo-tuners 'bəʊıŋ ˈbaʊiŋ ˈbænʤəʊ ˈtjuːnəz

Holm you know, but noes, canoes, həʊm juː nəʊ bət nəʊz kənˈuːz

Puisne, truism, Use, to use? 'pjuːni 'truːızm juːs tə juːz

Though the difference seems little, ðəʊ ðə 'dıfərəns siːmz 'lıtl

We say actual, but victual, wiː seı 'æktjuːəl bət 'vıtl

Seat, sweat, chaste, caste, Leigh, eight, height, siːt swɛt ʧeıst kɑːst liː eıt haıt

Put, nut, granite, and unite. pʊt nʌt 'grænıt ənd juː'naıt

Reefer does not rhyme with deafer, 'riːfə dʌz nɒt raım wıð dɛfə

Feoffer does, and zephyr, heifer. 'fɛfə dʌz ənd 'zɛfə 'hɛfə

Dull, bull, Geoffrey, George, ate, late, dʌl bʊl 'ʤɛfri ʤɔːʤ ɛt leıt

Hint, pint, senate, but sedate. hınt paınt 'sɛnıt bət sı'deıt

Gaelic, Arabic, pacific, 'geılık 'ærəbık pə'sıfık

Science, conscience, scientific; 'saıəns ˈkɒnʃəns saıəntˈıfık

Tour, but our, dour, succour, four, tʊə bət aʊə dʊə 'sʌkə fɔə

Gas, alas, and Arkansas. gæs ə'lɑːs ənd 'ɑːkənsɔː

Say manoeuvre, yacht and vomit, seı mə'njuːvə jɒt ənd 'vɒmıt

Next omit, which differs from it nɛkst əʊ'mıt wıʧ ˈdıfəz frəm ıt

Bona fide, alibi 'bəʊnə ˈfaidi 'ælıbaı

Gyrate, dowry and awry. 'ʤaiəreıt 'daʊri ənd ə'raı

Sea, idea, guinea, area, siː aı'dıə 'gıni 'ɛərıə

Psalm, Maria, but malaria. sɑːm mə'rıə bət mə'lɛərıə

Youth, south, southern, cleanse and clean, juːθ saʊθ 'sʌðən klɛnz ənd kliːn

Doctrine, turpentine, marine. 'dɒktrın 'tɜːpəntaın mə'riːn

Compare alien with Italian, kəm'pɛə 'eılıən wıð ı'tælıən

Dandelion with battalion, ˈdəndilaiən wıð bə'tæliən

Rally with ally; yea, ye, 'ræli wıð əˈlai jeı jiː

Eye, I, ay, aye, whey, key, quay! aı aı eı eı weı kiː kiː

Say aver, but ever, fever, seı əˈvɜː bət 'ɛvə 'fiːvə

Neither, leisure, skein, receiver. ˈnaiðə ˈlɛʒə skeın rı'siːvə

Never guess-it is not safe, 'nɛvə gɛs ıt ız nɒt seıf

We say calves, valves, half, but Ralf. wiː seı kɑːvz vælvz hɑːf bət reıf

Starry, granary, canary, 'stɑːri 'grænəri kə'nɛəri

Crevice, but device, and eyrie, 'krɛvıs bət dı'vaıs ənd 'ɛəri

Face, but preface, then grimace, feıs bət 'prɛfıs ðɛn griˈmeis

Phlegm, phlegmatic, ass, glass, bass. flɛm flɛg'mætık æs glɑːs beis

Bass, large, target, gin, give, verging, bæs lɑːʤ 'tɑːgıt ʤın gıv ˈvɜːʤıŋ

Ought, oust, joust, and scour, but scourging; ɔːt aʊst ʤaʊst ənd skaʊə bət 'skɜːdʒiŋ

Ear, but earn; and ere and tear iə bət ɜːn ənd ɛə ənd tɛə

Do not rhyme with here but heir. duː nɒt raım wıð hıə bət ɛə

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Mind the O of off and often maınd ðə əʊ ɒv ɒf ənd ˈɔːfən

Which may be pronounced as orphan, wıʧ biː prəʊ'naʊnst əz 'ɔːfən

With the sound of saw and sauce; wıð ðə saʊnd ɒv sɔː ənd sɔːs

Also soft, lost, cloth and cross. 'ɔːlsəʊ sɒft lɒst klɒθ ənd krɔːs

Pudding, puddle, putting. Putting? 'pʊdıŋ 'pʌdl ˈpʊtıŋ ˈpʌtıŋ

Yes: at golf it rhymes with shutting. jɛs æt gɒlf ıt raımz wıð 'ʃʌtıŋ

Respite, spite, consent, resent. 'rɛspıt spaıt kən'sɛnt rı'zɛnt

Liable, but Parliament. 'laıəbl bət ˈpɑːlimɛnt

Seven is right, but so is even, 'sɛvn ız raıt bət səʊ ız 'iːvn

Hyphen, roughen, nephew, Stephen, 'haıfən 'rʌfn 'nɛvjuː 'stiːvn

Monkey, donkey, clerk and jerk, 'mʌŋki ˈdɒŋki klɑːk ənd ʤɜːk

Asp, grasp, wasp, demesne, cork, work. æsp grɑːsp wɒsp dı'meın kɔːk wɜːk

A of valour, vapid vapour, eı ɒv 'vælə 'væpıd 'veıpə

S of news (compare newspaper), ɛs ɒv njuːz kəm'pɛə 'njuːspeıpə

G of gibbet, gibbon, gist, ʤiː ɒv 'ʤıbıt 'gıbən ʤıst

I of antichrist and grist, aı ɒv 'æntıkraıst ənd grıst

Differ like diverse and divers, 'dıfə laık daıˈvɜːs ənd 'daıvəz

Rivers, strivers, shivers, fivers. 'rıvəz ˈstraivəz 'ʃıvəz 'faivəz

Once, but nonce, toll, doll, but roll, wʌns bət nɒns təʊl dɒl bət rəʊl

Polish, polish, Poll and poll. 'pəʊlıʃ 'pɒlıʃ pɒl ənd pəʊl

Pronunciation, think of Psyche, prəʊnʌnsiːˈeıʃən θıŋk ɒv 'saıki

Is a paling, stout and spiky. ız ə 'peılıŋ staʊt ənd 'spaıki

Won't it make you lose your wits wəʊnt ıt meık juː luːz jɔː wıts

Writing groats and saying grits? 'raıtıŋ grəʊts ənd 'seııŋ grıts

It's a dark abyss or tunnel ıts ə dɑːk ə'bıs ə 'tʌnl

Strewn with stones like rowlock, gunwale, struːn wıð stəʊnz laık 'rɒlək ˈgʌnl

Islington, and Isle of Wight, 'ızlıŋtn ənd aıl ɒv waıt

Housewife, verdict and indict. ˈhʌzif 'vɜːdıkt ənd ın'daıt

Don't you think so, reader, rather, dəʊnt juː θıŋk səʊ 'riːdə ˈrɑːðə

Saying lather, bather, father? 'seııŋ 'læðə 'beıðə 'fɑːðə

Finally, which rhymes with enough, 'faınəli wıʧ raımz wıð ı'nʌf

Though, through, bough, cough, hough, sough, tough?? ðəʊ θruː baʊ kɒf hɒk sʌf tʌf

Hiccough has the sound of sup. ˈhikʌp həz ðə saʊnd əv sʌp

My advice is: GIVE IT UP! maı əd'vaıs ız gıv ıt ʌp 



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