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The pronunciation of Nevada as Nevahda bugs me.
Hi pjandq, so is it your hubby that pronounces it Nevahda.
How *would you prononuce it, Nuh-vay-duh?
Or wait, wait, I know. Nay BAH thah (that's with a voiced th as in than)
Hi belligerent one,
I don't think any Brits have responded to this one yet, so I'll summarize my own pronunciations. I'd have to add that these may well be subject to regional variations (my "region" being essentially Southern England, with a smidgeon of Midlands and the merest dash of West Country to the way I talk):
bury = BEH-ree
library = LIBE-ruh-ree
Canterbury = CAN-tuh-BUH-ree
(the first "r" is almost, but not quite, sounded)
Death is pronounced D'ath
When I first read this I pronounced the last bit with a long rather than short "a" (ARTH rather than AFF):
"If you only knew the power of the Dark Side" [hrrrrssssgghh]
Shame that's not the pronunciation, really. Oh well.
But incidentally, I've known a couple of "Deadman"s who pronounce the name exactly as it looks.
Wouldn't that be hein for you, belM, eh ?
For no good reason, I just remembered the 12 days of Christmas (cross-threading here) and that the French for partridge is perdrix (pehr-dree).
[musical notes (quavers)]
"And a partri-idge in a per-drix"
[musical notes (dotted crotchet and minim)]
I pronounce bury as berry
library as lie~brayer~ee with the middle sylable almost said like the 2 sylable prayer without the y in the middle. Make sense?
isn't tomorrow always pronounced to-more-row???
Not when it's pronounced to-marr-oh (like Annie does in the song).
I don't think *any word in English is *ever always pronounced some particular way.
I don't think *any word in English is *ever always pronounced some particular way
...unless it were recorded of course, Fal
Reminds me of a recording I heard of someone reading out the Canterbury Tales something like it would (supposedly) have been spoken in Chaucer's time. Great fun. All throat-clearing, burrring and trillling.
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