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    Worthy effort!


    How do we pronouce the "th" part in worthy :

    For example:

    This place worthy effort.

    Is it like "the" or "both?"


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    Re: Worthy effort!

    Hi,

    As in 'the'

    Regards

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    Re: Worthy effort!

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard1 View Post
    Hi,

    As in 'the'

    Regards
    Sometimes. When the words really are 'worthy effort' - in, for example, 'It was a worthy effort'.

    But the words may be a mistranscription of 'worth the' - as in 'It was worth the effort'. This sort of transcription mistake is common in people who have learnt chiefly by speaking and listening, and for whom writing is a newly-acquired skill. In this case, the first 'th' is unvoiced and the second is voiced, and the two phonemes are distinct (although in practice there may be some - incomplete - assimilation).

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