On 6.8.2020 I wrote an article on Ego which you may read here.
It talks about some important phrases we should learn and use as we learn and grow.
Over the years I have noted that most people adhere strictly with what they know and refuse to think logically. I will list out some of them in the near future but for now let me write here about a lady from Australia who responded to my tweet in a rude manner.
The following are the tweets I retrieved from Twitter.
I am unable to retrieve all the tweets as she had blocked me on 14.8.2020.
I tweeted the following on 10.8.2020.
Aug 10 @smh
I have been saying this for the past 10 years. Teach the correct pronunciation of phonemes of consonants and every child will learn to read.
Read my posts at http://dyslexiafriend.com
She tweeted the following in response:
Correct? Seriously? I’m surprised by your comment. Which accent and dialect is the correct one for students learning to read and spell in English? We live in a highly globalised world where there are many Englishes with different word pronunciations. You know that!
I responded with the following tweet:
Seriously, I would like to know a little more about dialectal differences in the pronunciation of phonemes of consonants.
If you want to know how phonemes are taught wrongly read my posts at http://dyslexiafriend.com
and then ask me questions.
She responded as follows:
Replying to @luqmanmichel @RurbsOz and @smh
don’t live on Twitter - no need to insinuate I am not able to respond. Here’s an article you might like - link below. Consonant sounds are also impacted when speakers have English as an additional language. There is no correct way to pronounce words.
Here is my response: Luqman Michel @luqmanmichel
You remind me of a Tamil proverb. Having fallen flat on one's face one says the sand did not touch one's mustache.
I did not talk about words, so stop putting words into my mouth. My post below is specifically for people like you
My advice to you is not to write anything in response and exhibit your stupidity.
I never did say that there is a correct way to pronounce words. So, stop this nonsense right now. I have no time for such stupid tweets.
My last tweet appears a little harsh but she had continued badgering me with the same thing despite I having explained it clearly to her.
She has blocked me and all the tweets from her have disappeared. If this is not an example of an ostrich sticking its head into the soil, then what is?
I know about different pronunciation of words and accents. But I am talking about the pronunciation of phonemes of consonants. One should not teach consonants with extraneous sounds!
I have been to Australia about 15 times. I have driven from Darwin in the North to Albany in the south. I have taken the coastal road as well as the wheat belt and spoken to people in the suburbs where I had to listen intently to understand them as they had a strong accent.
I had also travelled to Queensland and at one time had two units of houses, one in Surfers Paradise and one at Robina. I had to sell both to pay off losses in the stock market.
In Kota Kinabalu, I worked for 2 Australians and one of them always called me Luckman.
As such I know a little about Australian accent.
In Australia I had been asked; Did you come to Australia to die?
I had to learn to answer; Yes, just to die.
Even in the city where we rented an apartment I was pointed to a 'bison' for washing my face.
So, no! I am not talking about accent and words but talking about the wrong teaching of the pronunciation of the phonemes of consonants.
Why would she block me? Say whatever she wants in rebuttal or leave the tweets for others to see and tweet.
How do we learn from each other when one blocks another for disagreeing with something said.