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    What is the pronunciation of these two words?
    I have searched and the "i's" in finite and infinite seem to be pronounced quite differently. Adding the prefix "in" to the word finite changes its pronunciation?

    A word like "unfinite" which would have a similar pronunciation to "finite" seems not to exist in English.

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    Default Re: finite vs infinite

    It is a hard "i" in finite. It sounds like "Figh (rhymes with "high") night." In the word "infinite" it is a soft "i". So it sounds like "in fin (like a dolphin's fin) it". Hope that helps.

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    Default Re: finite vs infinite

    Also, you are correct, the word "unfinite" is not a word.

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    Default Re: finite vs infinite

    Quote Originally Posted by ymnisky View Post
    What is the pronunciation of these two words?
    I have searched and the "i's" in finite and infinite seem to be pronounced quite differently. Adding the prefix "in" to the word finite changes its pronunciation?

    A word like "unfinite" which would have a similar pronunciation to "finite" seems not to exist in English.
    /Infənət/ or /InfInət/
    /faI,naIt/


    There is no unfinite.

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