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Hi!

I was wondering if you could take a "listening" for me. Does Veronica actually say "what's going through your head" or "what's going to your head" ? "through" or "to" ?


All the scripts I found online which show that it is "going through your head", but, when I listened to this file, I am sure that Veronica is definitely saying "going to your head", not "going through head"! What is your opinion?

Thanks for your help.

Veronica: Don't you understand? You just put the book in that woman's hand and she's gonna lob it at you like a grenade. Justice and punishment are the same thing to her.

Michael: I know.

Veronica: Then will you please tell me what's going _ your head?

Michael: We've been over this.

Veronica: I've known you my entire life. You don't have a violent bone in your body, and I know

you didn't need the money.

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She really says "too your head", but the "t" is not aspirated so it doesn't sound exactly like "too". There is no R, so it can't sound like "through". However, "through" is actually what she meant to say, and what you are supposed to understand! Funny, isn't it? I have realized that sometimes you can't rely on the single sounds you hear to reconstruct words and sentences, but you have to focus more on the whole sentence and the way it sounds, and try to figure out what the speakers are most likely to have said. It's pretty difficult, I am still improving. Anyway, in your case, you should have figured out "going through your head" was the expected sentence. In other words, you should be able to hear what you are expected to hear, and to be able to do that you have to be very proficient (almost like native speakers). It takes a lot of time, but it's not impossible. Just keep improving. Emotion: wink
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nideaAll the scripts I found online which show that it is "going through your head", but, when I listened to this file, I am sure that Veronica is definitely saying "going to your head", not "going through head"! What is your opinion?
She is clearly saying "going through your head."

Edit: OK, I just listened again. Maybe it's not that clear, it's more like "going true your head" but the intention is clear.
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She is clearly saying "going through your head."

Edit: OK, I just listened again. Maybe it's not that clear, it's more like "going true your head" but the intention is clear.

Hi, RayH,

Thanks for your reply!

I have listened this one a lot of times. And I just feel she is saying "going to your head" ! Not "through" or "true".
Confused, can not figure out what is she talking about...
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KooyeenShe really says "too your head", but the "t" is not aspirated so it doesn't sound exactly like "too". There is no R, so it can't sound like "through". However, "through" is actually what she meant to say, and what you are supposed to understand! Funny, isn't it? I have realized that sometimes you can't rely on the single sounds you hear to reconstruct words and sentences, but you have to focus more on the whole sentence and the way it sounds, and try to figure out what the speakers are most likely to have said. It's pretty difficult, I am still improving. Anyway, in your case, you should have figured out "going through your head" was the expected sentence. In other words, you should be able to hear what you are expected to hear, and to be able to do that you have to be very proficient (almost like native speakers). It takes a lot of time, but it's not impossible. Just keep improving.


Hello, Kooyeen,

Thank you very much! You did a good job! You are right!!! I agree with you!! Thank you, I get it!

And I like you.
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