Pronunciation vs. Enunciation

Last night, I went out with two of my friends. They were having an argument about enunciation vs. pronunciation. I was only listening and observing, because I didn't know the difference between the two. So this morning, I tried to make a quick research on it and found out some answers at Answers.com.
"Pronunciation" refers to which sounds one says and what stress patterns one uses. For example, does the pronunciation of data resemble "d-at-uh" or "day-tuh"? Is the pronunciation of formidable more like "FORmidable" or "forMIDable"?[Accuracy in pronunciation is a complex topic, for in America, the only authority, the only standard, is usage.]
"Enunciation" is an old fashioned term. When it was in vogue, is referred to saying sounds correctly. Mumbling, slurring, and lisping were examples of poor enunciation.Thus, one could enunciate a word poorly but pronounce it accurately, or enunciate it well but pronounce it inaccurately.
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Web definition for Enunciation - The clearness or crispness of a person's voice. If a speaker's enunciation is good, it will be easy to understand each word he or she says.
Web definition for Pronunciation -  Pronunciation refers to: the way a word or a language is usually spoken; the manner in which someone utters a word.

Source: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_difference_between_pronunciation_and_enunciation

4 comments:

kPg said...

Chandler used the word 'enunciate' in one of Friends' season 10 episodes. That was the first time I ever heard of it. Lol

Denman said...

Talaga? Do you think maaalala mo pa yung episode number? Baka mas-ma-enlighten ako if I watch that ep. Haha!

kPg said...

I think episode 1, yung nag-hook up si Rachel and Joey bigla, haha. Tapos kulot yung hair ni Monica. =))

Denman said...

haha. i remember that episode. monica looked freaky with that hair. thanks! i'll watch that on youtube.

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