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    Default How do you pronounce the word "Galaxy"?

    Galaxy /gæləks/ or /gɑ:ləks/ ?

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

    I say /gæləksi/.

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    Default 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?

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    Default 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?

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    Default 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?

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

    I haven't come across it.

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

    In many dialects, /æ/ is pronounced [a] before l, which might sound like /ɑ/ to you.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by thatone View Post
    In many dialects, /æ/ is pronounced [a] before l, which might sound like /ɑ/ to you.
    I am not sure what you mean by this. Could you give some examples?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    I am not sure what you mean by this. Could you give some examples?
    I'm saying that, especially in dialects with dark ls, an l-colored /æ/ can be an [a], just like an l-colored /u/ can be a [ʊ] or an l-colored /ʌ/ something closer to [o].

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

    I say | ɡæ.lək.si |

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