2016年9月2日「モバイル英語学習」第382号(英語のエッセイ ): Different Pronunciations

I had a chance to listen to a lecture given by a Japanese scholar who speaks English well. I heard her say a word, but I couldn’t understand it. Then I realized that she had said the word “data.” I knew the word, but I didn’t understand her because she pronounced it differently. I found out that this word has three different pronunciations. I only knew one, so I was happy to learn something new. At the same time, I started to wonder if we need to know all three pronunciations when we learn English as an international language. What do you think? (written by a reader, edited by Prof. Douglas Jarrell)