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    Hello,

    Could anyone confirm to me that "thematize" (an unusual word, although it definitely does exist : http://www.google.fr/search?hl=fr&rl...ematized&meta=) is pronounced with a long vowel (/i:/) in the stressed initial syllable ?

    Many thanks in advance

    Stephan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephan Wilhelm
    Hello,
    Could anyone confirm to me that "thematize" (an unusual word, although it definitely does exist : http://www.google.fr/search?hl=fr&rl...ematized&meta=) is pronounced with a long vowel (/i:/) in the stressed initial syllable ?
    Many thanks in advance
    Stephan
    I would MOST LIKELY go with "i:" in the initial syllable & hence the whole phonetic would be:

    /Ti:.m@.taIz/

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    That's how I would say it too.

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    Thanks a lot for that, J4mes bond and tdol !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephan Wilhelm
    Thanks a lot for that, J4mes bond and tdol !!
    Generally speaking since Editor agrees with me there shouldn't be any confusion now & hence I'm inclined to believe that this is how the Cambridge would define the phonetic as well ;)

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    I can't get Cambridge to open today, but will try later.

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