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    Hi Everyone,

    I'd like to know how do you pronounce the word "Memo", please don't ask me to search it in dictionaries as I have many dictionaries, I just want to know what you say, you can express it in phonetic symbols, thanks.

    WYH

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    /ˈmem əʊ/

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    What's your problem with dictionaries? If a dictionary offers various pronunciations for some word in American English, yes, you need to know which is prominent and where.

    memo is straight forward:ˈmɛmoʊ

    If you want reliable source for american pronunciations, check Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

    This MW dictionary is better than others.

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    I think Williamyh's interest is in the variation of pronunciation. He probably hears a word pronounced in a strange way on tv/radio/internet and it sparks an interest.

    My pronunciation isn't much different - Scottish English lacks variety of diphthongs compared to English English. - ['mɛmo]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linguist__ View Post
    I think Williamyh's interest is in the variation of pronunciation. He probably hears a word pronounced in a strange way on tv/radio/internet and it sparks an interest.

    My pronunciation isn't much different - Scottish English lacks variety of diphthongs compared to English English. - ['mɛmo]
    In my country, most people would pronounce ˈmiːmo, do you think this is a common pronunciation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Williamyh View Post
    In my country, most people would pronounce ˈmiːmo, do you think this is a common pronunciation?
    Not among native speakers, no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linguist__ View Post
    Not among native speakers, no.
    So most of native speakers would pronounce 'me or 'mɛ, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Williamyh View Post
    So most of native speakers would pronounce 'me or 'mɛ, right?
    Right. I think the sounds /ɛ/ and /e/ are the same thing, just different systems of phonetic script. I'll actually start a thread about that to find out....

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    Default Re: Pronunciation of "Memo""

    Quote Originally Posted by Williamyh View Post
    In my country, most people would pronounce ˈmiːmo, do you think this is a common pronunciation?
    It is used, but perhaps not as commonly as in Outer Space if, as you say, that is the majority pronunciation there. Is English native in O.S?

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