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    British pronunciation of "EITHER"

    Hi,
    my English teacher once told us that one of the two ways of pronouncing either is more common in BrE.
    I don't remember which one is that one, /ˈē-ther/ or /ˈī-ther/?

    I hope you will be able to help me,
    Sim.

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    Re: British pronunciation of "EITHER"

    Quote Originally Posted by Simosito View Post
    Hi,
    my English teacher once told us that one of the two ways of pronouncing either is more common in BrE.
    I don't remember which one is that one, /ˈē-ther/ or /ˈī-ther/?

    I hope you will be able to help me,
    Sim.
    The second one.

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    Re: British pronunciation of "EITHER"

    I-ther?

    Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simosito View Post
    I-ther?

    Thank you!
    Yeah.

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    #5

    Re: British pronunciation of "EITHER"

    Those phonetic transcriptions are wrong, but you seem to have made yourself understood. (It's [aI ə])

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    Re: British pronunciation of "EITHER"

    I got the translation from the merriam-webster online dictionary, which seems not to be using IPA phonetics...

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    #7

    Re: British pronunciation of "EITHER"

    Well, to be honest, I never regard any dictionary as worth its salt if it uses anything like that popular approximation of intuitive spellings.

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