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    Dear teachers,

    1) Would you please tell me how you pronounce the word "bouquet" in British English ? Is it :

    a) /bu'kei/ (short /u/ + stress on the 2nd syllable)
    b) /'bukei/
    c) /bu:'kei/
    d) /'bu:kei/ (long /u/ + stress on the 1st syllable)
    e) /'bəukei/ (diphthong + stress on the 1st syllable)

    2) I read that the "s" in "Grosvenor" is not pronounced, woud you please tell me what is this word ?
    Apart from "isle, islet, island, aisle" do you know other words where the "s" is not pronounced?

    Best wishes and happy New Year to all of you.
    Hela
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    1 d
    2 It's a name. I've heard the 's' prounounced, however. I think the problem is the difficulty.

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    Viscount


    Grosvener is pronounced Grove nur

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    Hi,

    Do you mean
    a) /'grəuvnə/ (2 syllabic word ?) with a diphthong (like the vowel sound in "no"?) + stress on the first syllable ? OR

    b) /'grəuvənə/ (3 syllabic word?)

    And how would you pronounce "bouquet" ?

    All the best,
    Hela

    PS: Does somebody know an online dictionary where I can hear the pronunciation of words?
    Last edited by hela; 07-Jan-2007 at 16:15.

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    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    Grosvenor (pronounced /ˈɡɹəʊ.və.nʊə/, although the pronunciation varies in accordance with national and regional dialects)

    Free Online Pronunciation Guides with Instant Sound + Dictionary: English + 9 Languages

    Definition of bouquet - Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
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    Thank you very much, Curmudgeon, for the sites. Now everything is clear to me.

    Best wishes

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    Your very welcome

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    When my daughter was small I asked one of her friends if she knew what a bouquet was. We were watching Hyacinth Bucket on TV at the time. She said, "It's where my dad goes to put a bet on the horses."

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    Quote Originally Posted by blueabell2go View Post
    When my daughter was small I asked one of her friends if she knew what a bouquet was. We were watching Hyacinth Bucket on TV at the time. She said, "It's where my dad goes to put a bet on the horses."

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    Quote Originally Posted by curmudgeon View Post
    Your very welcome
    Don't you mean you're?

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