Words LC pronounces better than anyone in the world

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Re: Words LC pronounces better than anyone in the world

Postby burningviolin » Mon Aug 31, 2009 3:49 am

Ok, add in here 'les bon (bonne?) perduuuuuuuuuu' as he said in Vienne...almost as good as the 'wisdom of ooooooooooold'. :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yW0oRzV3GMw

around 25 seconds in.
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Re: Words LC pronounces better than anyone in the world

Postby mnkyface » Sat Oct 03, 2009 12:03 pm

"Shabby."
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Re: Words LC pronounces better than anyone in the world

Postby TipperaryAnn » Mon Oct 19, 2009 10:02 pm

I love Leonard's soft th sound, softer than it is normally pronounced in Ireland anyway, as in "ladder of Thorn" in the Window, or "thin gypsy thief" in Famous Blue Raincoat.
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Re: Words LC pronounces better than anyone in the world

Postby Evie B » Mon Oct 19, 2009 10:28 pm

"Nay-ked"

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Re: Words LC pronounces better than anyone in the world

Postby somewhat_nifty » Tue Oct 20, 2009 12:08 am

I was listening to Master Song again recently, and I have to say I think all of that song is exquisitely pronounced. Quite breathy, but very precise, like he's reciting poetry (which it is).

'And he never once made you explain or talk about all of the little details'

The way he says 'talk' in that line almost sends a shiver down my spine.
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Re: Words LC pronounces better than anyone in the world

Postby Womanfromaroom » Tue Oct 20, 2009 1:14 am

somewhat_nifty wrote:I was listening to Master Song again recently, and I have to say I think all of that song is exquisitely pronounced. Quite breathy, but very precise, like he's reciting poetry (which it is).

'And he never once made you explain or talk about all of the little details'

The way he says 'talk' in that line almost sends a shiver down my spine.
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Re: Words LC pronounces better than anyone in the world

Postby Relate » Thu Oct 22, 2009 1:34 pm

What about the way he pronounces the word 'heart'?

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Re: Words LC pronounces better than anyone in the world

Postby LEONKA » Sat Oct 24, 2009 7:20 pm

Exactly,every heart to find love, or come to the heart of love :D :D . I love Leonard says the word Halleluuuujah ! Pass out . I love Also, Dance Me To The End Of Love. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Words LC pronounces better than anyone in the world

Postby MaryB » Mon Oct 26, 2009 2:13 am

Just heard it again - bitter. Love those ters :D !
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Re: Words LC pronounces better than anyone in the world

Postby Mollydog » Sat Sep 18, 2010 5:00 am

I love the way Leonard says "flake" in Famous Blue Raincoat on SFTR, slowly with emphasis on the "k".
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Re: Words LC pronounces better than anyone in the world

Postby Cheshire gal » Sat Sep 18, 2010 5:27 am

I love the way he pronounces the name ' Charley' as in Charley Manson or Charley Webb. :D
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Re: Words LC pronounces better than anyone in the world

Postby somewhat_nifty » Wed Sep 22, 2010 7:27 pm

Watching my new BluRay of 'Songs From the Road' I am reminded again of the pronunciation of 'junk' at the very end of 'That Don't Make it Junk', almost a growl, and even more so here. Grrr! :lol:
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Re: Words LC pronounces better than anyone in the world

Postby Scotland » Sun Oct 17, 2010 8:40 pm

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Re: Words LC pronounces better than anyone in the world

Postby MaryB » Sun Oct 17, 2010 9:06 pm

Mouth - as heard in this link of a poem recitation provided by Linda viewtopic.php?f=10&t=12907#p253677
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