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    Smile Michael --British accent

    I pronounce Michael as [maikl].

    But in a British film, I heard a Briton pronounced 'Michael' as [ma:kl]. (I am not sure though I heard it time and again. My listening is not good.) Is it possible or usual?

    How should I pronounce it in Queen's English? Thanks!

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    Default Re: Michael --British accent

    I think your first example is the correct one. There are different accents, but I can't say I've ever heard anyone pronounce it any way other than "Maikl"

    Mi as in the word "my."
    chael as in the word "cull."

    To me, there's very little difference between the US pronounciation and any UK pronounciation I can think of.

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    Smile Re: Michael --British accent

    Quote Originally Posted by I'm With Stupid View Post
    I think your first example is the correct one. There are different accents, but I can't say I've ever heard anyone pronounce it any way other than "Maikl"

    Mi as in the word "my."
    chael as in the word "cull."

    To me, there's very little difference between the US pronounciation and any UK pronounciation I can think of.

    Not a teacher.

    Thank you for your help.

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    Default Re: Michael --British accent

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    I pronounce Michael as [maikl].

    But in a British film, I heard a Briton pronounced 'Michael' as [ma:kl]. (I am not sure though I heard it time and again. My listening is not good.) Is it possible or usual?

    How should I pronounce it in Queen's English? Thanks!
    There are regional variations in English pronounciation; 'mah kl' could be a northern, perhaps Yorkshire, accent.

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    Smile Re: Michael --British accent

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    There are regional variations in English pronounciation; 'mah kl' could be a northern, perhaps Yorkshire, accent.
    Thank you, Bhaisahab.

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