Words beginning graduate students don't know

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Thu Oct 10 21:02:27 UTC 2013

I don't know what a palisade is, either, though I do know the pronunciation. Perhaps I got that wrong on the GMAT. Is there a litmus test of vocabulary people must know?

Benjamin Barrett
Seattle, WA

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On Oct 10, 2013, at 12:59 PM, Geoffrey Steven Nathan <geoffnathan at WAYNE.EDU> wrote:

> I'm giving a mid-term in phonetics, and have asked students to transcribe some words. So far, here are words that at least five students (out of 63, almost all native speakers of American or Canadian English ) don't know:
> choral
> palisade
> sigh....

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