Diamond Jubilee /ˈda(ɪ)əmənd dʒuːbɪˈliː/

5th/06/2012

いま英国ではエリザベス女王即位60周年記念祭(Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II)が行われていますね。あいにくの天気もあって、トラブル続きのBBC報道に対していろいろと批判が飛び交っているようですが、国民にとっても女王ご自身にとっても生涯1度限りの祝典とあって大変盛り上がっているようです。
今回はこの記念祭に関する Sky News の記事をほんの少しとり上げて発音練習をしてみたいと思います。

まずは記事に出てくるいくつかの単語の発音を確認してみましょう。↓

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Jubilee /ˌdʒuːbɪˈliː/、celebration /ˌseləˈbreɪʃ(ə)n/、Epsom /ˈepsəm/、
Derby /ˈdɑːbi/ (*but /ˈdɜːrbi/ in GA)、demonstrate /ˈdemənstreɪt/、
passion /ˈpæʃ(ə)n/、Queen Elizabeth II /ˈkwiːn ɪˈlɪzəbəθ ðə ˈsekənd/、
holiday /ˈhɒlədeɪ/~/ˈhɒlədi/、reign /reɪn/、Edinburgh /ˈedɪmb(ə)rə/、
royal /ˈrɔɪəl/、Camelot /ˈkæməlɒt/、lengths /leŋ(k)θs/

では、記事を音読してみます。リズムに注意しながらみなさんも一緒に練習してみてください。発音は General British です。↓

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Four days of nationwide Diamond Jubilee celebrations have begun with the Queen attending the Epsom Derby. Demonstrating her lifelong passion for horses, Queen Elizabeth II marked the start of an extended holiday weekend to celebrate her 60-year reign with a trip to the races.
 The Queen, joined by the Duke of Edinburgh and other members of the royal family, watched red hot favourite Camelot win the classic event by five lengths.
(From: Sky News, 3 June 2012)

Today’s my singing
今回はカナダ出身の人気歌手 Michael Bublé が 2010年に発表しイギリスでもヒットした “Hollywood” という曲を私なりに歌ってみましたのでアップします。Michael Bublé は “Put it in your head” や “you can find it in yourself” の部分の “it” の /t/ を glottal stop で [ɪʔ] と発音しています。私もそのまま真似してみました([pʊt ɪʔ ɪn jə hed]、[ju kən faɪnd ɪʔ ɪn jɔːself])。

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Could you be a teenage idol

Could you be a movie star

When l turn on my TV

Will you smile and wave at me
Telling Oparah who you are.


So you want to be a rock star

With blue-eyed bunny’s in your bed

Well remember when you’re rich
That you sold yourself for this,
You’ll be famous cuz you’re dead.

So don’t go higher
For desire
Put it in your head
Baby Hollywood is dead
You can find it in yourself.

I don’t want to take you dancin’
When you’re dancing with the world
Well you can flash your caviar
And your million dollar car

I don’t need that kind of girl


But you could be that next sensation
Or will you set the latest style
You don’t need a catchy song
Cuz the kids will sing along
When you shoot it with a smile

So don’t go higher
For desire
Put it in your head
Baby Hollywood is dead
You can find it in yourself.

So don’t fly higher
For your fire

Put it in your head

Baby Hollywood is dead
You can find it in yourself.

Keep it in your head Hollywood is dead.

’Cuz you can do the mighty tango

You can start your little thing

You can swing from vine to vine

While the kiddies wait in line

With the money in their hands


But if you get to California
Save a piece of gold for me
If it’s the only thing you save
Then I’ll bet you’ll never wave
When I watch you on TV.

So don’t go higher
For desire

Put it in your head
Baby Hollywood is dead
You can find it in yourself.

So don’t fly higher
For your fire
Put it in your head
Baby Hollywood is dead
You can find it in yourself.

Keep on loving what is true
And the world will come to you
You can find it in yourself

Love what is true
And the world will come to you
You can find it in yourself

No no no no no
Keep it in your head Hollywood is dead…

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