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    Default Pronunciation of Monday, Tuesday,.....~day...~dee

    Hi All,

    I listen CNN and BBC news podcasts everyday. I sometimes hear the anchors pronounce Monday as Mondee, Sunday as Sundee, how come they would say like that? It's American English or British English? Please advise.

    William

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    Default Re: Pronunciation of Monday, Tuesday,.....~day...~dee

    Although Received Pronunciation and General American are both traditionally considered to prefer di, most speakers in practice use both pronunciations for this suffix, often in a strong form—weak form relationship. The deɪ form is generally preferred in exposed positions, for example at the end of a sentence: I’ll do it on Monday ˈmʌn deɪ ; the di form is preferred in close-knit expressions such as Monday morning ˌmʌnd i ˈmɔːn ɪŋ ǁ -ˈmɔːrn-

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    Default Re: Pronunciation of Monday, Tuesday,.....~day...~dee

    Quote Originally Posted by xpert View Post
    Although Received Pronunciation and General American are both traditionally considered to prefer di, most speakers in practice use both pronunciations for this suffix, often in a strong form—weak form relationship. The deɪ form is generally preferred in exposed positions, for example at the end of a sentence: I’ll do it on Monday ˈmʌn deɪ ; the di form is preferred in close-knit expressions such as Monday morning ˌmʌnd i ˈmɔːn ɪŋ ǁ -ˈmɔːrn-

    Source: Longman Pronunciation Dictionary
    That means most of the people would say ˈmʌn deɪ more than say ˈmʌn di' in the daily life, right?

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    Default Re: Pronunciation of Monday, Tuesday,.....~day...~dee

    Quote Originally Posted by Williamyh View Post
    That means most of the people would say ˈmʌn deɪ more than say ˈmʌn di' in the daily life, right?
    Nope; it means what it says: 'The deɪ form is generally preferred in exposed positions, for example at the end of a sentence: I’ll do it on Monday ˈmʌn deɪ ; the di form is preferred in close-knit expressions such as Monday morning ˌmʌnd i ˈmɔːn ɪŋ "

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    Default Re: Pronunciation of Monday, Tuesday,.....~day...~dee

    Quote Originally Posted by Williamyh View Post
    Hi All,

    I listen CNN and BBC news podcasts everyday. I sometimes hear the anchors pronounce Monday as Mondee, Sunday as Sundee, how come they would say like that? It's American English or British English? Please advise.

    William

    In california, I hardly hear dee. However, some southern states speakers use it.

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