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Main Entry: 1talk
Pronunciation: 'tok
Function: verb
Etymology: Middle English; akin to Old English talu tale
Date: 13th century
transitive verb
1 : to deliver or express in speech : UTTER
2 : to make the subject of conversation or discourse : DISCUSS <talk business>
3 : to influence, affect, or cause by talking <talked them into going>
4 : to use (a language) for conversing or communicating : SPEAK
intransitive verb
1 a : to express or exchange ideas by means of spoken words b : to convey information or communicate in any way (as with signs or sounds) <can make a trumpet talk> <make the computer talk to the printer>
2 : to use speech : SPEAK
3 a : to speak idly : PRATE b : GOSSIP c : to reveal secret or confidential information
4 : to give a talk : LECTURE
- talk·er noun
- talk back : to answer impertinently
- talk sense : to voice rational, logical, or sensible thoughts
- talk through one's hat : to voice irrational, illogical, or erroneous ideas
- talk turkey : to speak frankly or bluntly

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\&r\ as ur and er in  further
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\A\ as a in ace
\ä\ as o in mop
\au\ as ou in out
\ch\ as ch in chin
\e\ as e in bet
\E\ as ea in easy
\g\ as g in go
\i\ as i in hit
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I\ as i in ice
\j\ as j in job
\[ng]\ as ng in sing
\O\ as o in go
\o\ as aw in law
\oi\ as oy in boy
\th\ as th in thin
\th\ as th in the
\ü\ as oo in loot
\u\ as oo in foot
\y\ as y in yet
\zh\ as si in vision
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