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    Default Hi native speakers

    How do you pronounce <employee> ?
    Do you stress on "p" or "y" ?
    Regards

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    Default Re: Hi native speakers

    Quote Originally Posted by moallem
    How do you pronounce <employee> ?
    Do you stress on "p" or "y" ?
    Regards
    em - ploy - ee. I normally stress the second syllable - ploy, unless I want to make it very clear that I am talking about an employee and not an employer, in which case I stress ee.

    Others may have different stresses. I am a BE speaker.

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    I agree with Davy.

    em-ploy-ee : the stress is on -ee.


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    Default Re: Hi native speakers

    I'll third that.

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    Default Re: Hi native speakers

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    I'll third that.

    What does "I`ll third that" mean?

    Is it :I`ll be /I am the third person who agrees to that?

    Very interesting. I`d like to know if I can use it in an informal conversation


    Thank you.

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    Default Re: Hi native speakers

    Quote Originally Posted by DavyBCN
    em - ploy - ee. I normally stress the second syllable - ploy, unless I want to make it very clear that I am talking about an employee and not an employer, in which case I stress ee.
    Others may have different stresses. I am a BE speaker.

    Thank you and thanks every body

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