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Is Cambridge Dictionary Online right?

Postby perspective » Thu Sep 23, 2004 8:58 am

Dear Josef and pirate,

I use Cambridge Dictionary Online here:
http://dictionary.cambridge.org

It's really a great dictionary and its examples are very useful, but I think it's somewhat stupid like in pronunciation. For example, it adds 't' sound in some words in wrong parts of them like in cancer and distance as the following links:

http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define. ... 1070&ph=on
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define. ... 2650&ph=on

I'm I right?

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Postby Guest » Thu Sep 23, 2004 6:34 pm

It's British accent, I think.
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Postby perspective » Fri Sep 24, 2004 6:40 am

No, British don't say cancter and distantce, nay they say cance (with no r sound at the end) and distance.
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Postby perspective » Fri Oct 01, 2004 6:25 am

Look at how the pronunciation of 'substance' is show here:
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define. ... 9472&ph=on

I can't, really, understand that? :? :?: :!:
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Postby perspective » Tue Oct 05, 2004 5:25 pm

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You are reasonable

Postby Pirate » Wed Oct 06, 2004 11:35 pm

"t" shouldn't be there in both pronunciation.
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Postby perspective » Fri Oct 08, 2004 12:55 pm

Thank you for your reply.

I'm wondering if we can contact them to correct this problem. It looks they don't reply to emails.
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Postby Pirate » Sat Oct 09, 2004 3:17 am

Dear friend,

Have you tried this:
http://uk.cambridge.org/information/contacts/
:?:

I think this stuff belongs to Web Services, so will you email to www@cambridge.org?

Good luck, remember to post the result!
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Postby perspective » Thu Oct 14, 2004 11:47 am

Thank you pirate. I've sent the following letter to the address you mentioned.
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Dear Sir,

I'm a non-native English speaker and regular user of your online dictionary at http://dictionary.cambridge.org, and would like to bring your kind attention to the point that in many words, I think which contain 'n' and 's' sounds in order, it adds 't' sound between them in pronunciation like cancer, distance, substance and circumstance. You can see the following likes:

http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define. ... 1070&ph=on

http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define. ... 2650&ph=on

http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define. ... 9472&ph=on

http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define. ... 3669&ph=on

I'll be grateful if you could explain that or correct it in case of mistake.

Yours faithfully,
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That's really horrible!

Postby perspective » Fri Oct 22, 2004 2:08 pm

Nobody has a contact with them? their mistakes are really horrible. :!: :(

Look censor and censorship:

http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define. ... 2160&ph=on
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