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"I will never leave an enemy behind" What does this coach mean by that before the football game?

I happened to watch this inspiring speech I Am A Champion delivered by Coach Johnathan Flowers. At 01:23 did he say that "I will never leave an enemy behind" which has particular meaning for ...
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pronunciation/transcription confusion - pronouncing words as they are spelt vs pronouncing them just like the transcription

For example, here's the IPA transcriptions for the word "privacy": /ˈprɪvəsi,ˈprʌɪvəsi/ I want to pronounce "privacy" in a general american accent, like /ˈprʌɪvəsi/ if I say it ...
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Why is the word "parent" not pronounced as suggested?

The word "parent" has this transcription: ˈpeərənt (I took it from longman). Here the letter "A" is in 4th form (when vowel + R + vowel). So it should be read like in words "...
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Where do i put the suprasegmental to indicate the stressed syllable when transcribing in phonetics ipa

In the words: union, /ˈjunjən/ discussion /dɪˈskʌʃən/ banana /bəˈnænə/ puppet /ˈpʌpət/ and entertainment /ˌɛntərˈteɪnmənt/ when transcribed where do I put the suprasegmental ' to indicate the ...
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Is it correct to say: "Last year we had an exhibition that showcase how the town square has changed over the past fifty years."

I heard a sentence as followed Last year we had an exhibition that showcase how the town square has changed over the past fifty years. Is it correct? https://liuxue.koolearn.com/toefl/listen/619-...
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Why do we write /-ɪŋ/ instead of /-iŋ/?

When pronouncing words like "thing", "sing", or any word ending in -ing, I say it and have heard it as "eeng", which would be transcribed as /iŋ/. However, every ...
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"On the other there's a set of anxieties about us having any more downtime" Is it correct?

I listened to a recording For mp3 file from bbe.com Start at 03:49 For youtube Start at 03:47 The transcript shows that On the other there's a set of anxieties about us having any more downtime. Is ...
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Is this sentence correct with commas, or do I need to put more somewhere?

Okay, profit shifting to tax havens is a significant thing, although it's not a higher percent because if the ability to globalize where profits are reported was unlimited, then we wouldn't have seen ...
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Which one is correct–ˈlæŋɡwɪdʒɪz or ˈlæŋɡwɪdʒɪs?

To me, it is expected to get /ˈlæŋɡwɪdʒɪz/ for languages in the phonemic transcription though the last consonant is completely voiceless in the pronunciation of the speakers here. You can check it by ...
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"Tell me why you being (or be) interested in pursuing a career as an accountant?"

I am listening to an audio recording about business English on BBC. I hear a question at 12m:10s. 12:10 It sounds like Tell me why you being (or be) interested in pursuing a career as an accountant?&...
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Help transcribing part of a YouTube Video

I came across this video in July 2013, and I've tried to understand some of what was being said, but because of my severe hearing loss and almost no captions, I wasn't able to make out all of the ...
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"Boot cop buddy movie with some stupid animal sidekick"

I'm trying to understand the meaning of the sentence in the title. The frame is the following: a novel and screenplays writer is talking about his loss of creativity due to some personal situations ...
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How to find out what people say when you cannot make out the words?

Are there some online resources to help with understanding the audio when transcript is not available? For example, here the host replies: 'Yeah, you might get caught ...... people', and I cannot ...
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Please pay attention to our camera

What's the appropriate wording for an emcee at an occasion to ask people on stage to look at the camera for a group photo? Is it good to say "please pay attention to our camera"?
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What is phonetic transcription of "uses"

I don't know exact pronunciation of these words. It's hard for me to hear what sound there is "e", "ə" or "ɪ". And on the end I suppose there is "s", possibly "z"? verb "use" [juːz], third person ...
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What does the dot in the English transcription of the word "eerie" mean?

Here is the transcription /ˈɪr.i/. It is from Cambridge Dictionary. Does it mean that I need to say the letter r and i separately? If so, then I am confused because I thought that it is the role of ...
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How do we pronounce "Universe"

Which is closer to the right transcription of the word "Universe"? junɪvers or junɪvr̩s Do we actually pronounce the e that is before the r. In other words, do we say vrse or v'e'rse
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How to Transcribe A Word That The Speaker Doesn't Known

When transcribing spoken dialogues between individuals, what do we write if the words are ambiguous? Example 1: Hyun: How do you spell witch in English? Jim: Which 'which' are you asking ...
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Is Google Translate transcription scheme of English words suitable?

They use indications of long vowels and in general very appealing compared to weird IPA. On the other hand, their transcription of Russian is wrong and I would say, unsuitable. For instance, in their ...
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