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    deliberately how do you pronaunce this word?
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    Re: pronunciation

    You'll hear it as five syllables- diliburutly- and four- dilibrutly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saul Hernandez
    deliberately how do you pronaunce this word?
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    This is a 5 syllable word pronounced WITH or WITHOUT syllabic "r":

    "dI".lIb.r.@(a)t.li"

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    Re: pronunciation

    If it's pronounced without, then how does it remain a five-syllable word? Many speakers lose the sound before the 'r' in speech, thus losing a syllable, just as 'interesting' often becomes a three-syllable word.
    Last edited by Tdol; 27-May-2006 at 07:34.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    If it's pronounced without, then how does it remain a five-syllable word? Many speakers lose the sound before the 'r' in speech, thus losing a syllable, just as 'interesting' often becomes a three-syllable word.
    Interesting & yes you're right there. It's usually a 5-syllable word, EXCEPT course, if "r" is used as a "syllabic r".

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    Re: pronunciation

    Okey dokey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Okey dokey.
    Thanks for correcting me.

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