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posted on Feb, 16 2017 @ 06:03 AM
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I'm not a native speaker and it's bothering me that at a live television broadcast it's "live", pronounced like "life".

Can someone explain why?

I know it's short sorry, but that's it. Just a quick question.


edit on 16-2-2017 by Peeple because: Auto




posted on Feb, 16 2017 @ 06:15 AM
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a reply to: Peeple

Before I address your question I need your address to send it to you.



posted on Feb, 16 2017 @ 06:15 AM
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Because if it was dead wouldnt be much to see .

Or maybe it trying to tell people they should go out and get a life instead of being couch potatos watching the idiot box .



posted on Feb, 16 2017 @ 07:30 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

With all respect, you're the last person I'd give my address to.

a reply to: VengefulGhost

You didn't get the question: why do I read live as if it was life?



posted on Feb, 16 2017 @ 07:32 AM
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originally posted by: Peeple
With all respect, you're the last person I'd give my address to.


I guess you saw what I wanted to do with my saw.



posted on Feb, 16 2017 @ 07:35 AM
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a reply to: Peeple

It's live as you'd pronounce Alive but without the A , as in it's happening now.



posted on Feb, 16 2017 @ 07:36 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

Stop it. You know stuff like that turns me on. Do you want me to harass you?

Besides earn my devotion Master AugustusMasonicus share your wisdom, answer my question. You know, right?
*imagine big eyes blinking up at you



posted on Feb, 16 2017 @ 07:38 AM
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a reply to: Peeple

Gotrex wound up giving you the answer, now I just want to get you wound up, but not wound you.





edit on 16-2-2017 by AugustusMasonicus because: I ♥ cheese pizza.



posted on Feb, 16 2017 @ 07:39 AM
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a reply to: gortex

But alive
doesn't mean "happening now"? Why not just call it now?



posted on Feb, 16 2017 @ 07:41 AM
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a reply to: Peeple

The English language is a weird and wonderful thing but it doesn't always make sense.



posted on Feb, 16 2017 @ 07:43 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

Aren't you the ATS word play horror clown?



posted on Feb, 16 2017 @ 07:45 AM
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a reply to: gortex

I bet there is a weird story to it. Do you know how the computer "bug" became a thing?

I found it

and am just realising that it's exactly as you said.

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posted on Feb, 16 2017 @ 08:28 AM
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I thought this was a suicide thread. My answer was going to be baked beans and beer.



posted on Feb, 16 2017 @ 08:45 AM
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a reply to: Peeple

Explain , Driver ( as in the car ) river ( the thing with water in it ) only a D difference but totally different sound .



posted on Feb, 16 2017 @ 08:59 AM
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a reply to: Peeple

He's so much more than that lol. "Horror clown". I love that.



posted on Feb, 16 2017 @ 09:56 AM
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originally posted by: TheAlleghenyGentleman
I thought this was a suicide thread. My answer was going to be baked beans and beer.

Me too! I was worried for Peeple. I've always been worried for Peeple.


This is an almost live transmission. Live & Let Live. Glad you are alive Peeple.



posted on Feb, 16 2017 @ 10:55 AM
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originally posted by: Peeple
I'm not a native speaker and it's bothering me that at a live television broadcast it's "live", pronounced like "life".

Can someone explain why?

I know it's short sorry, but that's it. Just a quick question.



Am I understanding this right? On the television channels you watch Live is pronounced like Life? or is it that you are getting mixed up because Live can be used in "We have just tested this compound on a live subject" as well as "I live in Scotland"? If it was the former it must be a regional thing where you are, as I have never heard Live pronounced like Life. If it's the latter, I can't tell you the why of it, only that the English language is pretty odd, as I found out when I was helping a Czech friend improve her English. I love this poem, thought I'd share it (hope it's not too off topic...)


We’ll begin with box, and the plural is boxes,
But the plural of ox should be oxen, not oxes.
Then one fowl is goose, but two are called geese,
Yet the plural of moose should never be meese.
You may find a lone mouse or a whole lot of mice,
But the plural of house is houses, not hice.

If the plural of man is always called men,
Why shouldn’t the plural of pan be pen?
The cow in the plural may be cows or kine,
But the plural of vow is vows, not vine.
And I speak of a foot, and you show me your feet,
But I give a boot… would a pair be beet?
If one is a tooth, and a whole set is teeth,
Why shouldn’t the plural of booth be beeth?

If the singular is this, and the plural is these,
Why shouldn’t the plural of kiss be kese?
Then one may be that, and three be those,
Yet the plural of hat would never be hose.
We speak of a brother, and also of brethren,
But though we say mother, we never say methren.

The masculine pronouns are he, his and him,
But imagine the feminine she, shis, and shim.
So our English, I think you will agree,
Is the trickiest language you ever did see.

I take it you already know
of tough, and bough and cough and dough?
Others may stumble, but not you
on hiccough, through, slough and though.
Well done! And now you wish, perhaps
To learn of less familiar traps?
Beware of heard, a dreadful word
That looks like beard and sounds like bird.
And dead; it’s said like bed, not bead!
For goodness sake, don’t call it deed!

Watch out for meat and great and threat,
(They rhyme with suite and straight and debt)
A moth is not a moth in mother,
Nor both in bother, broth in brother.
And here is not a match for there,
Nor dear and fear for bear and pear,
And then there’s dose and rose and lose –
Just look them up – and goose and choose,
And cork and work and card and ward
And font and front and word and sword.

And do and go, then thwart and cart.
Come, come, I’ve hardly made a start.
A dreadful language: Why, man alive,
I’d learned to talk when I was five.
And yet to write it, the more I tried,
I hadn’t learned it at fifty-five.

[An alternative version quotes the final couplet as:]

And yet to write it, the more I sigh,
I’ll not learn how ’til the day I die.


If you like that, there's another, similar thing here...



posted on Feb, 16 2017 @ 10:58 AM
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Interesting ..

I have always heard "live" as in the word "alive" and "life" like "knife."

I hear a pretty major distinction between the two, but maybe the combination of it not being a first language, accents, and the changing of language over time gives a different experience for you?

If I heard someone say "life" TV, it would definitely grate a bit. So does "axe" instead of "ask" though.. I'm probably a relic.



posted on Feb, 16 2017 @ 11:02 AM
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originally posted by: Peeple
a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

Aren't you the ATS word play horror clown?


I do believe you spelled that wrong.



posted on Feb, 16 2017 @ 11:03 AM
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a reply to: Peeple
Those of us of the English persuasion have taken a secret society oath not to explain the language to foreigners, lest they become as fancy as us.

You must perform the rites of the wrights before you are read your red rights, you read me? Rad.



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