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Jeff Schwarz:
This is bugging me: How do you spell repore like when you build up a repore a good relationship, a friendly conversation with someone?

I'm listening to an audio book which constantly uses this word and I'm bugged that I can't spell it.
Thanks,
Jeff
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Dylan Nicholson:
[nq:1]This is bugging me: How do you spell repore like when you build up a repore a good ... someone? I'm listening to an audio book which constantly uses this word and I'm bugged that I can't spell it.[/nq]
rapport - obvious, innit?
(Interestingly, none of Google, m-w.com or MS Word suggest this as the correct spelling for "repore").
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Django Cat:
[nq:1]This is bugging me: How do you spell repore like when you build up a repore a good ... listening to an audio book which constantly uses this word and I'm bugged that I can't spell it. Thanks, Jeff[/nq]
rapport
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Martin Ambuhl:
[nq:1]This is bugging me: How do you spell repore like when you build up a repore a good relationship, a friendly conversation with someone?[/nq]
(COD11)
rapport /ra"pO;/
· n. a close and harmonious relationship in which there is common understanding.
– ORIGIN C17: Fr., from rapporter ‘bring back’.
(the ASCII-IPA version of the pronunciation is /ra'pO:/)
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Dylan Nicholson:
[nq:2]This is bugging me: How do you spell repore ... a good relationship, a friendly conversation with someone?[/nq]
[nq:1](COD11) rapport /ra"pO;/ · n. a close and harmonious relationship in which there is common understanding. – ORIGIN C17: Fr., from rapporter ‘bring back’. (the ASCII-IPA version of the pronunciation is /ra'pO:/)[/nq]
(Which is, obviously, non-rhotic). Surely it's most usually /r@'pO/? I wouldn't have thought /a/ would occur very often on a completely unstressed syllable. It might occasionally come out as ("r&'pO) for me.
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nemo:
[nq:1]This is bugging me: How do you spell repore like when you build up a repore a good ... listening to an audio book which constantly uses this word and I'm bugged that I can't spell it. Thanks, Jeff[/nq]
Rapport. It's French, hence the silent /t/.
The person reading the book must need some elocution lessons as well if they're pronouncing it "Repore."
http://www.onelook.com/?w=Rapport&ls=a
Rapport:
noun: relation of mutual understanding or trust and agreement between people
noun: sympathetic compatibility
noun: a feeling of sympathetic understanding
http://www.onelook.com is extremely useful and is essential in everyone's Links bar at the top of IE.
It looks through a large number of dictionaries and encyclopediæ (That'll confuse 'em Emotion: surprise) and can also translate.
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nemo:
[nq:2]This is bugging me: How do you spell repore ... this word and I'm bugged that I can't spell it.[/nq]
[nq:1]rapport - obvious, innit?[/nq]
Not obvious if the person doing the reading has crap pronunciation. Mayst people dyuu these days - even on Bibbssy TV. Emotion: surprise)
After all: Nina Hussein came out with "Paste Officers" for Post Offices on the news a few weeks back and her "Toxopholite"
for toxophilite lost a contestant a place in the final of Hard Spell on Sunday.
[nq:1](Interestingly, none of Google, m-w.com or MS Word suggest this as the correct spelling for "repore").[/nq]
If an error occurrs too early in a word, they won't have enough to go on and won't suggest anything.
http://www.onelook.com / did the same.
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Ross Howard:
[nq:2]rapport - obvious, innit?[/nq]
[nq:1]Not obvious if the person doing the reading has crap pronunciation. Mayst people dyuu these days - even on Bibbssy TV. Emotion: surprise)[/nq]
Agreed. In modern Beebglish, "build uip a rapport" would come out as something like "bude up of a paw".
[nq:1]After all: Nina Hussein came out with "Paste Officers" for Post Offices on the news a few weeks back[/nq]
Excellent!
[nq:1]and her "Toxopholite" for toxophilite lost a contestant a place in the final of Hard Spell on Sunday.[/nq]
I swear I heard one Bibbacy Woad newsreader a few months ago referring to the hunt for Saddam's "whoppings of nasty traction".

Ross Howard
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Stan Brown:
[nq:1]This is bugging me: How do you spell repore like when you build up a repore a good relationship, a friendly conversation with someone?[/nq]
It's rapport the first vowel is the same as the a of "cat" (to my ears.

Stan Brown, Oak Road Systems, Tompkins County, New York, USA http://oakroadsystems.com
A: Maybe because some people are too annoyed by top-posting. Q: Why do I not get an answer to my question(s)?
A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text. Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?
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