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  1. jwschang
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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    We pronounce both aluminum and illuminate with a long u. Also, in AE there is not usually a second i in aluminum.
    :)
    Is "route" another word spoken differently? :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwschang
    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    We pronounce both aluminum and illuminate with a long u. Also, in AE there is not usually a second i in aluminum.
    :)
    Is "route" another word spoken differently? :wink:
    In AE route is pronounced both root and rout. (The first rhymes with boot or loot. The second rhymes with mouth or south.)

    :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    In AE route is pronounced both root and rout. (The first rhymes with boot or loot. The second rhymes with mouth or south.)
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    The second I've heard in AE, but the first in BE. Are the two a regional difference in AE?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwschang
    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    In AE route is pronounced both root and rout. (The first rhymes with boot or loot. The second rhymes with mouth or south.)
    :)
    The second I've heard in AE, but the first in BE. Are the two a regional difference in AE?
    I don't know if it's a regional difference. I do know that some people pronounce it one way and some people pronounce it the other way.

    :wink:

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