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    I-Touch

    Hi,

    I'd like to know how to pronounce this word, please.
    Is it simply the combination of "I" and "touch"?
    Or is the "ou" of "I-touch" pronounced the same way as the "au" of "taught"?

    Thanks.
    Last edited by jctgf; 20-Jul-2008 at 14:54.

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    Re: I-Touch

    Why do you think the words are connected 'I-touch', as indicated by the hyphen?
    Is this some new-age variant like iPhone, iPod?
    That doesn't change the pronunciation of the 'ou' in 'touch'.

    Good old Google:

    iTouch PLC was founded in 1995 and floated on the London Stock Exchange in August 2000.

    Still the same, I + touch, (such)

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    Re: I-Touch

    [quote=David L.;323357]Why do you think the words are connected 'I-touch', as indicated by the hyphen? [/quote]

    Hi,

    I really don't know if there is a hyphen or not. I don't think the hyphen, if there is some, would change the pronunciation.
    My concern about the pronunciation is because my niece insists to speak
    it wrongly, despite all my efforts to make her do it correctly.
    Then,
    I started wondering if I was the one who was mistaken about its pronunciation, that is, if the "touch" of "iTouch" was indeed pronounced differently from the actual word.
    Thanks.
    Last edited by jctgf; 20-Jul-2008 at 16:42.

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    Re: I-Touch

    I really don't know if there is a hyphen or not. I don't think there is a hyphen. If there is (some-omit) one, would it change the pronunciation?
    My concern about the pronunciation is because my niece insists on saying it wrongly, despite all my efforts to make her do it correctly/to correct her.
    Then, I started wondering if I was the one who was mistaken about its pronunciation, that is, if the "touch" of "iTouch" was indeed pronounced differently to the actual word.

    Good to check it out. And then when you know you are right, hold your ground/don't go 'wobbly' about a decision (as Margaret Thatcher had perforce to say once to bolster the President of the United States, George Bush).

    Note: It is not incorrect to say 'different from' - nor is it incorrect to use 'different to', my preference, before colloquially 'different from' became acceptable.
    Last edited by David L.; 20-Jul-2008 at 17:38.

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    Re: I-Touch

    Hi David,

    I have a doubt about a sentence I wrote in this thread. You suggested a correction and I wonder if it is gramatically wrong or if I wasn't able to express what I wanted.

    The sentence was originaly written "
    I don't think the hyphen, if there is some, would change the pronunciation."
    and you suggested "
    I don't think there is a hyphen. If there is (some-omit) one, would it change the pronunciation?"

    What I meant was "I don't think the pronunciation would be changed if an hyphen was used".

    Do you think the sentence is definitely poorly written and would never convey the idea I wanted?

    Thanks.


    Last edited by jctgf; 21-Jul-2008 at 03:59.

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