Some think pronunciation is important
Some people don’t think it’s important. What do you guys think?
Pronunciation is not that important as long as the other person generally gets the idea of what you are saying.
I think it’s more important that people you know, try to use new words, try to use new phrases.
Rather than being overly concerned about whether or not they are saying a word correctly.
I mean eventually yeah sure, you want to learn how to pronunce words correctly but
As long as you can communicate, I think that’s what matters most.
I think pronunciation is important.
Because it’s easier for the listener if he doesn’t need to think all the time about what you wanna say.
Ireland and England, we pronunce a lot of words the same way where as Americans, a lot of words, they both pronunce and spell differently.
But then American English tends to be the English that’s taught internationally, including here in Taiwan.
Pronunciation is super important because that’s something Chinese has taught me. If you can’t pronunce it correctly, no one’s gonna understand you.
We have so many different accents and some of the London dialect some of the northern dialects and some of the western dialects for example.
It can be like talking to somebody who doesn’t speak the same language as you.
So I... thoroughly believe that pronunciation matters.
The most important part is being understandable.
Because sometimes people are so focused on speaking words the correct way
and it blocks them. They prefer not to speak at all because they are afraid of making mistakes.
And I think that’s the problem which Asian people have like you are so afraid of making mistakes.
When I was growing up, I actually grew up around a lot of non native English speakers
and I don’t think pronunciation is important at all as long as I can make out what you are trying to say.
I’m trying to understand your meaning; I’m trying to communicate with you.
Puzzle out or try to pick out mistakes you are making as you are speaking to me.
See! He is not “angry”. He is “hungry”.
Because French people tend to not pronunce “h” in front of a word.
So like when he’s hungry, he’ll say I’m angry.
(So this is why pronunciation is so important.)