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    Question the pronunciation of "thesis"

    There was once an American pronounced right before me the word "thesis" in a way I never expected. Although he explained a bit by saying most Chinese pronounce it in the wrong way, I am still not sure how to pronounce it.

    As I still could not mark the pronunciation by English letters and thus explain where the difference is, could anyone directly tell me the right American pronunciation of it? Great thanks!

    Emily

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    Re: the pronunciation of "thesis"

    Happy New Year, Emily!

    Click here for an audio pronunciation for thesis.

    All the best.


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    Question Re: the pronunciation of "thesis"

    Well, I haven't found what I have lost.

    Is there another word with exactly the same meaning but has the pronunciation sounds like [di:θiѕ] or alike?

    Thank you, and Happy New Year to all my mentors!

    Emily

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    Re: the pronunciation of "thesis"

    Yes. Dissertation. Click here. No audio, sorry.


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    Question Re: the pronunciation of "thesis"

    Thank you, Casiopea! If dissert is the word and ['di:sәt] or [di`sә:t] is the pronunciation, could I say something like "defend my dissert"? Could it be used as noun? I am asking cause I have the impression that the American said so.

    Could anyone make some sentences for dissertation? Which is more popular in campus, thesis or dissertation?

    Emily
    Last edited by emily wong; 01-Jan-2007 at 05:51.

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    Re: the pronunciation of "thesis"

    To my knowledge, Emily, "dissertation" is the word, not dissert.

    Chinese (Simplified): 论文;学术演讲
    Chinese (Traditional): 論文;學術演講

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    Re: the pronunciation of "thesis"

    Moreover, in Canada, thesis is for a master's degree; dissertation is for a doctorate. The terminology varies: thesis = dissertation; dissertation = master's degree; thesis = doctorate.
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    Re: the pronunciation of "thesis"

    Quote Originally Posted by emily wong View Post
    Well, I haven't found what I have lost.

    Is there another word with exactly the same meaning but has the pronunciation sounds like [di:θiѕ] or alike?


    Emily
    It should be [θisɘs] rather than [di:θiѕ].

    Dissertation is [dɪsr=teʃən]

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