A few weeks ago I had a very hard time trying to pronounce “trip” when I was speaking with someone on the phone.
And I’m not talking about the sound of the words “trip up” or “trip down” in “trip.”
This one was even harder to say.
“I think I’m supposed to say the letter ‘T’ but I just don’t know.”
“I know that when people hear the word trip, they think, ‘Oh, my god! “
That’s not possible! “
I know that when people hear the word trip, they think, ‘Oh, my god!
That’s not possible!
How can you do that?
You’re supposed to be a child!’
But the truth is, I have no idea what it means, and I don’t even know what it’s supposed to sound like.”
So, how do we get this spelling?
“The only way you’re supposed a child is if you’re born in a specific place,” says the family friend who has been using this spelling since her teens.
How do we know if we’re a child?
“You have to be born in that specific place to have this word spelled that way,” says Julie Cramer, an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill who studies children’s pronunciation.
When I asked her what this meant for the pronunciation of trip, she pointed to the spelling in the children’s book of the same name by Robert W. Chambers.
The book has been used since 1867 and was first published in 1896.
It’s based on the popular story of a boy who travels to England and meets his mother in the country.
It’s easy to see why Chambers would want the word spelled in the correct way.
For instance, when we use the word “trip,” we’re trying to be specific.
And when we say “trip-up,” we mean something like the word for “trip in” or the word that comes after “trip out.”
So if you were born in the United States, your pronunciation of “tripup” might look something like this: “tripa-up” For the children, Chambers wrote in his book, it’s more complicated.
“It’s really like the way people say ‘up’ or ‘down’ on a clock,” he explains.
So when Chambers wrote the book in the early 1900s, it was a new idea.
It was hard to tell the difference between the two words.
To help solve the pronunciation issue, the Chambers family wrote a book with instructions for parents on how to spell it.
“Trip-up was a lot harder to spell than the other letters,” Cramer says.
This is how the spelling changed with the children.
Now we get the word, “trip, or trip-up.”
How did this change?
It’s because Chambers’ children had the correct spelling when they were in the U.K. when the book was published.
But the spelling was changed when Chambers’ daughter, Emma, was born in Canada in 1917.
Emma was the daughter of the great American poet Edward Luttwak.
Chambers used the name Luttenbach in his poem about her.
“So Emma was not the daughter but the granddaughter of Edward Luttz,” Chambers wrote.
After Emma was born, Chambers’ son, Robert, started using the word in a different way, using the letters “a,” “u,” “o,” and “t.”
This new spelling, Cramer explains, was more consistent with the rest of the world.
While the spelling of the word changed, it didn’t change how people used it.
And it’s still the same spelling for today.
The only way to stop travelling with the words journey spelling is to learn to pronounce it properly, says Cramer.
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