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Stop pronouncing vaccine as FaSSine

Akeem Lasisi 


It is quite possibly the most significant moving words. Not even food, medication or dress is by all accounts however significant as it seems to be currently. The explanation is that however significant as food and dress seem to be to man, it is just when you are alive that you have them. For 'drug', aside from the way that Covid doesn't actually have a fix yet, counteraction is in every case in a way that is better than fix. 


The term I am entertaining is 'antibody', the word portraying that unexpected substance that all countries and billions of individuals are longing for. So amusing is its character that it harbors an infection infused to battle an illness the actual infection can cause. An excellent miracle of medication, for sure! 


After that winding presentation, how about we go into the primary matter. How would you articulate 'immunization'? It is a straightforward one that should give any issue or doubt. However, experience has uncovered two pain points in the manner many lucid it. While some can get away from one, they additionally have issues with the second. 


How about we separate it. There are two syllables in 'antibody': VAC and CINE (not VA-CCINE!) Now, the inconsistencies generally happen in the acknowledgment of the first. In the principal occasion, the consonant that starts the articulation is the voiced V (/v/), not the voiceless F (/f/). A great deal of words with V regularly fall casualties to the misunderstanding that happens with the last mentioned, as numerous individuals articulate the V as F. This, in specific cases, is because of phonological impedance. In others, it involves propensity, errors or imprudence. Along these lines, rather than 'Visit', many say 'Fisit'; rather than 'Pledge', you hear 'Fow'; similarly as 'advantage' becomes adFantage, 'over' turns 'oFer'; and 'Vincent' comes out as 'Fincent' and so on Regularly, you hear, 'I need to see Mr Fincent.' 

It is, in this manner, not very astonishing that numerous thoughtlessly articulate 'immunization' with F gazing it. Please, at whatever point you need to communicate the word, let the V be appropriately voiced. 


The subsequent blunder is somewhat inconspicuous and moderately hard to follow. The one surfaces when articulating words with what I allude to as the undetectable K. Words, for example, acknowledge, aside from, access, regard and investigate don't have the orthographical k in them, that is, the k you have in abcdefghijk and so forth or when you spell them. However, when they are being articulated, the phonological consonant K (/k/) shows. Sadly, many neglect to understand this. Along these lines, while articulating the terms, they let them come out rather level. Thus, you hear seems like aSSept, eSSept, aSSEss, resPET and insPET. The reality, nonetheless, is that the K should come out in light of the fact that it is a vital piece of the phonology. In this way, for acknowledge, with the exception of, regard and review, we ought to have something like aKsept, eKsept, respeKt and inspeKt. 


At this point, you should understand what I am talking about to the extent 'immunization' is concerned. Its articulation isn't what is frequently heard: vaS-Sine. No, aside from the way that the principal syllable should begin with the voiced V it ought to likewise end with K: vaK-sine. Thus, in your verbalization of 'antibody', let us hear your V and KS obviously, rather than joining the individuals who simply say FaSSine. 


In adjusting (not up), let me remind you about some other clinical articulations we as of late treated. Recall that the right relational word with safe is to, not against. Likewise, one tests positive for a sickness, not to it, similarly as you need not start 'Covid' with a capital letter once it isn't toward the start of a condition. 

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