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    What is he saying? Please

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMclvCte3RY

    Can you, please translate, what a man is saying starting from the "trapezoid" word and until the phrase "Lee is telling airy Ann's answer". The correct words are important for me and I can't rely on my ears.

    Thank you in advance
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    Re: What is he saying? Please

    Quote Originally Posted by Eugene-p
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMclvCte3RY

    Can you, please translate, what a man is saying starting from the "trapezoid" word and until the phrase "Lee is telling airy Ann's answer". The correct words are important for me and I can't rely on my ears.

    Thank you in advance
    Where is it, the vid's almost 10 mins long.
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    Re: What is he saying? Please

    There's not too much, 1:00 - 1:40.
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    Re: What is he saying? Please

    ...And you can see, right on the chart on the screen. You can look at that little trapezoid, ahh… that… you can see that the… the front vowels are way forward and go in an up and down line, ah… that the top vowel is made right near the hard palate, right in that spot between the hard palate and the front teeth, and then right in the lower jaw, right in front of the lower teeth is where you make that lower front vowel sound. The back vowels are way deep in the back of the head and ah th, th, the direction of the tongue and the way the tongue is used is different for each one of these vowels. So specificity and clarification of exactly what the muscle is doing is gonna be important. So let’s look at those front vowels, starting with the top. Lee. We’ll be using the phrase “ Lee is telling airy Ann’s answer.”
    And what that means, I think, is a bullsh*t that has no practical value for anybody.

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    Re: What is he saying? Please

    Alex, you are right it's just a nonsense sentence; a bit like some of the sentences in the infamous "Pimsleur" Russian course although this is of course for a much more advanced learner.

    When I first saw your question I was sure that they must be saying "Mary Ann" which is a female name. That would have made sense. But that's not what they are saying. Just like you say it is simply "airy Ann" which makes no sense at all.

    It's just to improve pronounciation and articulation, or whatever the exercise is about. There is no expression about "airy" people....

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    Re: What is he saying? Please

    And what that means, I think, is a bullsh*t that has no practical value for anybody.
    Thanks a lot, Alex. Much obliged.

    Johanna is right, that sentence is just to say all the common front vowels in the order from top to bottom according to IPA. I know that it makes no sense.
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    Again what is he saying....

    http://www.youtube.com/user/OldSpice...52/yr2ETqtSPlo

    In this video the dude is saying this:
    On YouTube, double zero nine commented: OMG I just watched this commerical 8 times in 4:16 minutes and I'm still going!
    The combination of your name and "8 times in 4:16" makes me think you're some type of mathematician
    who's working on the means of teleportation so we can talk in person.
    I ???? wait your arrival, and sincerly hope that your invention is able to reassemble your body's molecules
    so that you arrive safely, but if not, may you rest in peace.
    But I don't get the only one word, which is marked with question signs..
    Sounds like "evely" but it's not a word I guess...
    Help me understand what is that..please.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eugene-p View Post
    Again what is he saying....


    But I don't get the only one word, which is marked with question signs..
    Eagerly.

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    Oookay, thanks, однако. Thought about this variant but I don't hear the G definitely...
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    <Looking suspiciously at Rockzmom>
    I hope YOU don't need help with understanding what Grover is saying, do you? Did you post it here just as a test or challenge?

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    Quote Originally Posted by translationsnmru View Post
    <Looking suspiciously at Rockzmom>
    I hope YOU don't need help with understanding what Grover is saying, do you? Did you post it here just as a test or challenge?
    hahahaha.. nope. I think even my English be gud enuf for that there them video. It's just a spoof of the Old Spice commercial that Eugene-p posted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockzmom View Post
    It's just a spoof of the Old Spice commercial that Eugene-p posted.
    Ah, of course

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    It's just a spoof of the Old Spice commercial that Eugene-p posted.
    lmao.
    It wasn't exactly THAT video, but u're right, I found that one first 'cuz it sticks out here and there on youtube and just then went to the one I posted.
    I was just looking for a good monologue instead of the one I tried first (from the audiobook).
    This was another funny thing I stumbled over while was searching:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eugene-p View Post
    Again what is he saying....

    http://www.youtube.com/user/OldSpice...52/yr2ETqtSPlo

    On YouTube, double zero nine commented: OMG I just watched this commerical 8 times in 4:16 minutes and I'm still going!
    The combination of your name and "8 times in 4:16" makes me think you're some type of mathematician
    who's working on the means of teleportation so we can talk in person.
    I eagerly await your arrival, and sincerly hope that your invention is able to reassemble your body's molecules
    so that you arrive safely, but if not, may you rest in peace.

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    Thanks, pareplane!
    Been wondering why he's saying "...wait your...", because it should be "wait for your arrival"..
    Another thing that confuses me in this video a bit is that "your body's molecules" sounds like "your body of molecules" to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eugene-p View Post
    Another thing that confuses me in this video a bit is that "your body's molecules" sounds like "your body of molecules" to me.
    "your body's molecules" is written correctly.
    so that you arrive safely
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    Thank you, sperk! You help me out as usually
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eugene-p View Post
    Thank you, sperk! You help me out as usually
    >>>
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eugene-p View Post
    lmao.
    This was another funny thing I stumbled over while was searching:
    Eugene! that is too funny. A lot of the jokes would not make much sense to anyone not familiar with Taylor and her personal life... however as I have teenagers... sadly... I get them!
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