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von Catesse (AU), 2013-07-07, 05:30  like dislike  Spam?  
I hardly ever consult the audio section, so this problem had not occurred to me. That is, when an English word with the same spelling has two completely different meanings and pronunciations, how these are allotted? The system seems to have worked quite well for "bow", although the pronunciations are obviously American, not British English. Still, the distinction is made adequately..
However, the first word that I checked was "primer". When it means a first coat of paint, it is "pry-mer", and this is given correctly. However, when it means an elementary reading book or set of principles, I have known it only as "prim-mer", and this is not entered at all. Is this pronunciation uniquely Australian, or has it been overlooked?
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apparently overlooked  #715072
von Dwight (US), 2013-07-07, 06:30  like dislike  Spam?  
The "prim-mer" pronunciation is also used for this sense in the US (and is the pronunciation indicated in dictionaries), even though all the (3) US audios given for this sense pronounce it "pry-mer".
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When you make an audio recording,  #715083
von Lllama (GB/AT), 2013-07-07, 10:49  like dislike  Spam?  
you are given a list of entries for that word (if there is one) and can then mark which ones your recording should be listed under. However, if the recorder isn't paying attention, the wrong pronunciation may be allotted to some entries.
There was a problem a few years ago with wind, but an email to Paul sorted it out.

Primer - in BE, the pronunciation is the same for both meanings:
http://oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/primer
http://oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/primer--2
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primer - pronunciation     #715110
von Proteus-, 2013-07-07, 15:44  like dislike  Spam?  178.191.30...
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Reading book  #715120
von Catesse (AU), 2013-07-07, 16:36  like dislike  Spam?  
A child's first reading book at school (or by extension something similar) was definitely pronounced "prim-mer" here. (I was in the business.) I am not sure that the term is still used at all; I have been retired for a good few years.
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term still used in US, but seldom  #715122
von Dwight (US), 2013-07-07, 16:52  like dislike  Spam?  
...which might account for the pronunciation confusion in AmE audios. No confusion in BE, which uses only the one pronunciation.
https://blogs.law.harvard.edu/sj/2004/03/24/german-primers-online-l...
http://lifelessonsmilitarywife.com/?page_id=2757

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