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    Default How do the britons pronounce "Zebra"?

    How do the britons pronounce "Zebra"?

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    Default Re: How do the britons pronounce "Zebra"?

    With an 'e' as in 'bed'.

    Incidentally, if you are referring collectively to all modern-day inhabitants of Britain (as opposed to those here, say, in the time of the Romans), the customary term is 'the British'! (An individual from Britain, however, can still be termed 'a Briton').

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    Default Re: How do the britons pronounce "Zebra"?

    /zebrə/

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    Default Re: How do the britons pronounce "Zebra"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    /zebrə/
    But there's a growing movement towards /zi:brə/ . You'll hear both. - just as you'll hear either vowel in 'Kenya'. (I wonder if a sentence has ever been uttered that uses both but with distinct vowels... )

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