Tag: mispronunciation

12/4/2008

Jazzing things down

Filed under: — Natashka @ 8:50 am
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There are tons of excellent jazz festivals throughout the Netherlands. Let’s get that cleared up. However, the forced mispronunciation of ‘jazzytate’ is not very good improvisation. The Dutch would pronounce it ‘jezzytate’, which then rhymes with ‘hesitate’ and in English, this just falls flat.

And since it’s been a while, a tip I never forgot from music management class at the sound recording and business school dad let me go to for one year ’cause it was very pricy: avoid the word ‘do not hesistate’ and go with ‘feel free’. Doesn’t that sound better? Feel free to call me instead of don’t hesistate to call me. Stay positive and let the jazz flow through you or be square.

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