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    Default Pronunciation of "Steak"

    Hi Everybody,

    Do you agree the pronunciation of "Steak" is equal to "Stay" plus "k" sound at the end?

    WYH

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    Quote Originally Posted by Williamyh View Post
    Hi Everybody,

    Do you agree the pronunciation of "Steak" is equal to "Stay" plus "k" sound at the end?

    WYH
    for pronunciation kindly visit the website howjsay.com, just punch in your ord and hear yourself

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    Quote Originally Posted by Williamyh View Post
    Hi Everybody,

    Do you agree the pronunciation of "Steak" is equal to "Stay" plus "k" sound at the end?

    WYH
    Do you have an reason to believe the dictionary writers are lying?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Do you have an reason to believe the dictionary writers are lying?
    You misunderstand me, I never say dictionary writers are lying, actually I have a lot of dictionaries CDs...such as Longman Pronunciation Dictionary, LDOCE 5, Oxford Advanced English Dictionary 7th, Cambridge Dictionary,Merriam-Webster's Dictionary....so on and so on. I understand most of dictionaries are using the standard english pronunciation. But in the real world, native speakers may not follow the standard english to pronounce the word, so I just wanted to get more information from native speakers about the different ways of english pronunciation...that's my point...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Williamyh View Post
    You misunderstand me, I never say dictionary writers are lying, actually I have a lot of dictionaries CDs...such as Longman Pronunciation Dictionary, LDOCE 5, Oxford Advanced English Dictionary 7th, Cambridge Dictionary,Merriam-Webster's Dictionary....so on and so on. I understand most of dictionaries are using the standard english pronunciation. But in the real world, native speakers may not follow the standard english to pronounce the word, so I just wanted to get more information from native speakers about the different ways of english pronunciation...that's my point...
    No, I don't think I do misunderstand you.
    The work has been done. The dictionary writers have already asked people such as are on this forum how they pronounce 'steak' and other words. If, in the real world, native speakers pronounce it some other way, then the dictionaries will note this.
    That is part of the function of a dictionary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Williamyh View Post
    Hi Everybody,

    Do you agree the pronunciation of "Steak" is equal to "Stay" plus "k" sound at the end?

    WYH
    Yes. But how people pronounce 'stay' will differ among accents. However they pronounce 'stay' though, 'steak' will be the same plus a /k/ at the end.

    There's no way you could know all the possible accent variations of words (mostly vowels) in English.

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    Default Re: Pronunciation of "Steak"

    Steak is pronunciated just like stake;

    steɪk

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    Default Re: Pronunciation of "Steak"

    In some British regions, there is a stronger emphasis on the sound that William is asking about. I come from the a town in the Midlands and, for instance, the last syllable of 'yesterday' is more heavily accented by some speakers there. I'l have to pop into a restaurant next time I go back and see how they say 'steak'.

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