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Ripley

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When you've seen a word written many times but not heard it.

 

Always had a problem with those creatures that chirrup away unseen on tropical evenings. Cicada.

 

Only recently heard somebody who should know say SICK-A-DUH.

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When you've seen a word written many times but not heard it.

 

Always had a problem with those creatures that chirrup away unseen on tropical evenings. Cicada.

 

Only recently heard somebody who should know say SICK-A-DUH.

 

 

Always heard it as 'SICK-EEE-DA' even on wildlife shows.

 

Fydsipedia agrees with you: A cicada ( /sɪˈkeɪdə/ or /sɪˈkɑːdə/)

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isn't that purely a feminine form even though used for males also (by me anyway)?

 

Is there a form without the e ending?

 

AN (nasal)-ZHEN-OO-WAY?

 

Moriage is the beaded enamel decoration you see on Japanese tea sets or Satsuma vases. I used to pronounce it as though it was French in origin.

What sort of life do you lead? And where can I get a satsuma vase?

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isn't that purely a feminine form even though used for males also (by me anyway)?

 

Is there a form without the e ending?

 

AN (nasal)-ZHEN-OO-WAY?

AN (nasal)-ZHEN-OO apparently.

 

Cogent was khog-ent, rather than koh-jent for a while.

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isn't that purely a feminine form even though used for males also (by me anyway)?

 

Is there a form without the e ending?

 

AN (nasal)-ZHEN-OO-WAY?

 

 

What sort of life do you lead? And where can I get a satsuma vase?

 

Auctions / Antiques, and the vases are everywhere. EVERYWHERE !

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