[b-hebrew] CV syllables, was music in Hebrew

Peter Kirk peter at qaya.org
Mon Jan 30 06:38:49 EST 2006


On 29/01/2006 21:16, Bill Rea wrote:

>Yitzhak asked:-
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>>What are tin ears
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>I case no one else has answered. Its a slang term for someone who cannot
>distinguish some sounds. For example, Americans often cannot distinquish
>between the New Zealand pronunciation of ``pin'' or ``pen''. Other have
>trouble distinguishing between ``race'' and ``rice''. One could say such a
>person, or people, had a tin ear. ...
>

Of course some might say that New Zealanders have tin tongues! ;-)  Or 
should that be "ten tongues"?

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