Thursday, June 3, 2010
I never quite realized until that point how hard it is for me to say the word "accompanist." Nearly impossible on the first try, second too. By the third, I usually give up--by that point whoever I'm talking to knows what I'm trying to say (though, hmmm, they don't attempt to say it the right way--am I not alone in this tongue tripper?) Not sure what it is about that particular combination of letters but it refuses to come out of my mouth as it should.
And it's not alone.
It has friends.
Friends like "statistics" and (why???) "digitally," and to a lesser extent, but still troublesome, "literary." I have to really slow down and focus on syllables when I say them. Strange, no?
Are there any words you trip over too?
Posted by Heather Webber at 8:15 AM