Results 1 to 10 of 11

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    EngFan is offline Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Quechua
      • Home Country:
      • Qatar
      • Current Location:
      • Argentina
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    172
    Post Thanks / Like

    How do you pronounce the word "Galaxy"?

    Galaxy /gæləks/ or /gɑ:ləks/ ?

  2. #2
    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Japan
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    43,985
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How do you pronounce the word "Galaxy"?

    I say /gæləksi/.

  3. #3
    EngFan is offline Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Quechua
      • Home Country:
      • Qatar
      • Current Location:
      • Argentina
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    172
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How do you pronounce the word "Galaxy"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I say /gæləksi/.
    Sometimes I hear people say /ga:ləksi/, do you think this is a proper pronunciation for this word?

  4. #4
    Raymott's Avatar
    Raymott is offline VIP Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Academic
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Australia
      • Current Location:
      • Australia
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    20,168
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How do you pronounce the word "Galaxy"?

    Quote Originally Posted by EngFan View Post
    Sometimes I hear people say /ga:ləksi/, do you think this is a proper pronunciation for this word?
    Where have you heard this?

  5. #5
    EngFan is offline Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Quechua
      • Home Country:
      • Qatar
      • Current Location:
      • Argentina
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    172
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How do you pronounce the word "Galaxy"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Where have you heard this?
    I just heard that on TV advertisement and some people pronounce it as /ga:ləksi/, do you mean if people say /ga:ləksi/ is not a proper pronunciation?

  6. #6
    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Japan
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    43,985
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How do you pronounce the word "Galaxy"?

    I haven't come across it.

  7. #7
    Raymott's Avatar
    Raymott is offline VIP Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Academic
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Australia
      • Current Location:
      • Australia
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    20,168
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How do you pronounce the word "Galaxy"?

    Quote Originally Posted by EngFan View Post
    I just heard that on TV advertisement and some people pronounce it as /ga:ləksi/, do you mean if people say /ga:ləksi/ is not a proper pronunciation?
    No, I'm not saying it's improper. In fact, I can imagine that they might be little villages tucked away in Britain somewhere where everyone says /ga:ləksi/. If the TV advertisement was filmed in such a village, then that would explain it. Hence the question about context.

Similar Threads

  1. [Vocabulary] How do you pronounce "Cotton", "Button", "Britain", "Manhattan"...
    By Williamyh in forum Pronunciation and Phonetics
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 24-Dec-2009, 09:36
  2. how to pronounce the word "a"
    By km8890 in forum Pronunciation and Phonetics
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-Dec-2009, 08:28
  3. Why Do Some People Pronounce "the" As "Da" or "Dee"??
    By VividJailbird in forum Pronunciation and Phonetics
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 28-Mar-2009, 11:25
  4. How to pronounce the word "the"
    By 4kidsmom in forum Pronunciation and Phonetics
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 01-Jul-2006, 10:54
  5. how do you pronounce "ferry" and "fairy"
    By cindyz in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 21-May-2006, 13:24

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •