poohcarrot wrote:Anyhoos, Major can't really shouldn't complain about "'ve" and "of" being pronounced the same (ie; with a schwa), just consider his name which has two schwas.
MajOR EyeswatER = Made your eyes water.
I was a little surprised that Terry made this mistake, though it's common enough, as he is such en erudite man, which only goes to show...to beg the question, to fall into the fallacy of petitio principii, assuming what is to be proved as part of the would-be proof.
Further to poohcarrot's reply, you may have noticed them in dictionaries or on Wikipedia &c, in the pronunciation guide; they look like this: əunseenu wrote:Forgive my ignorance pooh but what the heck is a schwa?
SimStars13 wrote:I haven't noticed the 'of' thingie (but I wouldn't normally...) but I did notice two misspellings of Names in the Lost Continent (the one about Leshp)! Which is odd to say the least
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