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The gentleman, after looking towards me once or twice, politely accosted me in very good English; I remember I wished to God that I could speak French as well; his fluency and correct pronunciation impressed me for the first time with a due notion of the cosmopolitan character of the capital I was in; it was my first experience of that skill in living languages I afterwards found to be so general in Brussels.
First let us determine the question of right to the satisfaction of us both,” said the youth firmly but respect fully, and with a pronunciation and language vastly superior to his appearance: “with how many shot did you load your gun?
She addressed them to him in French, although her pronunciation of the language was so bad that sometimes I had to translate them.
Not at all," replied the cardinal, forcing his Italian pronunciation in such a manner that, from soft and velvety as it was, it became sharp and vibrating, "not at all: I have a full and fixed intention to marry them, and that as well as I shall be able.
Steuben's pronunciation of the word by which her native latitudes were designated; transcribing it from her lips you would have written it
Father only left Paris after he had seen us what he calls comfortably settled here, and had informed Madame de Maisonrouge (the mistress of the establishment--the head of the "family") that he wished my French pronunciation especially attended to.
You know what I mean; they put a pulsometer on a man's wrist and judge by how his heart goes at the pronunciation of certain words.
cried Clare, pleased to think that she has reverted to the real pronunciation.
The next one spoke with a simpering precision of pronunciation that was irritating and said:
Reads, reproducing her pronunciation exactly] "Cheer ap, Keptin; n' haw ya flahr orf a pore gel.
Ah, my dear vicomte," put in Anna Pavlovna, "L'Urope" (for some reason she called it Urope as if that were a specially refined French pronunciation which she could allow herself when conversing with a Frenchman), "L'Urope ne sera jamais notre alliee sincere.
Naumann's pronunciation of the vowel seemed to stretch the word satirically.