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sebgok

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Turkish
"When he reported these dialogues he aspirated the first letter of his name after the manner of Florentines." (James Joyce/Dubliners/ Two Gallants)

Can anybody tell me what does it mean to "aspirate... after the manner of..."?
 
  • GreenWhiteBlue

    Senior Member
    USA - English
    Welcome to the forum, Segbok.

    When you looked up the word "aspirate" in the dictionary, what did you find?

    "After the manner of Florentines" means "in the same way that people from Florence, Italy, do this."
     

    sebgok

    New Member
    Turkish
    It's all clear now. Thank you :)

    aspirate: To produce an audible puff of breath. especially following a consonant.
     
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