Hi guys, just watched a video of the British PM in Ireland, and noticed that he made quite a clear distinction between island and ireland, which is hard to do if your English might i add! lol
Most of us would pronounce them the same way right? I think this is just a feature of RP but i may be wrong. Im not sure how he pronounces Ireland though... He uses a triphthong correct? Maybe somebody can work out the phonetic symbols...
Anyone else make this distinction?
Thanks Bob for explaning the phonetics. I did hear a slight variation in his pronunication of Ireland too. He used some smoothing on the triphthong a few times. Thanks Fivejedonb for answering my question. Thats interesting, I come from Manchester where we use flat vowels, which is a shame lol
I think most northerners would pronounce the two words the same. But maybe im wrong. I personally like the distinction though.
I make the distinction too.