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    bieasy is offline Senior Member
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    Cool pronunciation of feminine

    Hi,

    Can I pronounce the word "feminine" "feminaine" instead of "feminiine"

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    Re: pronunciation of feminine

    It can be pronounced "femi - NINE" as in the gramatical rule: a word ending in an "e" preceded by a consonant preceded by a vowel = do not voice the final "e" and the preceding vowel "says it's name" i.e., long vowel. In this instance "i" prounced as "eye"

    However, in USA English it is predominantly pronounced "femi - NIN" with the "i" sound as in "hill, fit, it, etc."

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    Re: pronunciation of feminine

    why don't you just follow the Pronunciation rules? that's better for you

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    Re: pronunciation of feminine

    Please see: feminine - definition of feminine by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia. with a sound card & speakers to hear the correct pronunciation in US English.

    Femi - NIN

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    Re: pronunciation of feminine

    Quote Originally Posted by M.Mozaffary View Post
    why don't you just follow the Pronunciation rules? that's better for you
    Rules? Are you serious? This is English!

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