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I know its very common for him, her, them to lose the initial sound and become im, er and em. How about he?

Andy said .....

And he said .....

Do most native speakers pronounce them the same in rapid speech?
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Yes.
Did he tell him? = Diddy tellim?

Emotion: smile
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I agree.

Why don't you record that for us, Kooyeen? Emotion: wink

Or maybe this woud be good to record:

Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear.
Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair.
Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn't fuzzy, was he?
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LOL, maybe tomorrow... now it's late, I would wake someone up. Emotion: stick out tongue
But I don't like my voice, and I can't speak English Emotion: crying
Anyway, that doesn't sound too difficult, so I might record it. It's much easier than "she sells sea shells on the seashore", hahaha.
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I got this from a friend.

==

FORREST GUMP GOES TO HEAVEN

The day finally arrived. Forrest Gump dies and goes to Heaven. He is at
the Pearly Gates, met by St. Peter himself. However, the gates are closed,
and Forrest approaches the gatekeeper.

St. Peter said, 'Well, Forrest,it is certainly good to see you.
We have heard a lot about you. I must
tell you, though, that the place is filling up fast, and we have been administering
an entrance examination for everyone. The test is short, but you have to pass it before you can get into Heaven.'

Forrest responds, 'It sure is good to be here, St. Peter, sir. But nobody ever told me about any entrance exam. I sure hope that the test ain't too hard. Life was a big enough test as it was.'

St. Peter continued, 'Yes, I know, Forrest, but the test is only three questions.
First: What two days of the week begin with the letter T?
Second: How many seconds are there in a year?
Third: What is God's first name?'

Forrest leaves to think the questions over.
He returns the next day and sees St. Peter, who waves him up, and says,
'Now that you have had a chance to think the questions over, tell me your answers'

Forrest replied, 'Well, the first one -- which two days in the week begins with the letter 'T'?
Shucks, that one is easy. That would be Today and Tomorrow.'

The Saint's eyes opened wide and he exclaimed, 'Forrest, that is not what I was thinking, but you do have a point,
and I guess I did not specify, so I will give you credit for that answer. How about the next one?' asked St. Peter.

'How many seconds in a year?
Now that one is harder,' replied Forrest, but I thunk and thunk about that,
and I guess the only answer can be twelve.'

Astounded, St. Peter said, 'Twelve?
Twelve? Forrest, how in Heaven's name could you come up with twelve seconds in a year?'

Forrest replied, 'Shucks, there's got to be twelve: January 2nd, February 2nd, March 2nd... '

'Hold it,' interrupts St. Peter. 'I see where you are going with this, and I see your point, though that was not quite what I had in mind....but I will have to give you credit for that one, too.
Let us go on with the third and final question.
Can you tell me God's first name'?

'Sure,' Forrest replied, 'it's Andy.'

'Andy?' exclaimed an exasperated and frustrated St Peter.

'Ok, I can understand how you
came up with your answers to my first two questions,but just how in the world did you come up with the name Andy as the first name of God?'

'Shucks, that was the easiest one of all,' Forrest replied.
'I learnt it from the song, 'ANDY WALKS WITH ME, ANDY TALKS WITH ME, ANDY TELLS ME I AM HIS OWN.'

St. Peter opened the Pearly Gates, and said: 'Run Forrest, run.'
Exactly, Pter. The joke at the end there is that Forrest has mistaken the words "and He" to be the name "Andy".
Emotion: smile

In case you're interested, here is my recording of the Fuzzy Wuzzy poem I posted earlier:

Thank you very much, Amy. And glad to hear your voice! How did you embed that into the post? Is it a feature provided by EF? I'd also like to try that.

By the way, what's that "verify answer" for? I can't find instructions on the site.
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Hi Pter

Yes, it's an EF function. I posted instructions in this thread:
http://www.EnglishForward.com/English/PlaceUploadVoiceRecordings/jcldv/post.htm

At the moment, this function only allows you to make a very short recording, but I am hoping that it will eventually be possible to record something a bit longer.

Looking forward to hearing your first recording.
Emotion: smile
I wanted to record it earlier, but I didn't even have a mic. Now I have a mic, but my computer somehow has a problem and can't record anything!

Finally, I found one that works. Here is my first recording. What do you think?
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