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    #11

    Re: Pronunciation of "anti-" in AmE

    What about the specific word "antacid" (say, for stomach ache) ?
    How is it pronounced? Are there different variations?
    Is the "t" pronounced?


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    Exclamation Re: Pronunciation of "anti-" in AmE

    Thanks for you all. I think it may be related to the locations or States ( South , north, east or west!!), etc.

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    #13

    Re: Pronunciation of "anti-" in AmE

    Quote Originally Posted by ymnisky View Post
    What about the specific word "antacid" (say, for stomach ache) ?
    How is it pronounced? Are there different variations?
    Is the "t" pronounced?
    There are two ways that I know of:

    ant-acid
    an-tacid

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    #14

    Re: Pronunciation of "anti-" in AmE

    Quote Originally Posted by Williamyh View Post
    Please see the following link

    Semee' is the english pronounciation and 'semai' is the american pronunciation for both semi and semi-. Actually, I watched the American car racing TV programme, the host always says 'semai' final.....

    semi , semi- /semee or semai/ - WordReference Forums
    Well, thank you.

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    Some people have an education. Many of these make a deliberate choice about how to pronounce words having two or more pronunciations. That is what I mean.
    No doubt. Here's one of the characteristics of English I really love: the space it leaves for personal choice and individuality in matters of pronunciation. On the other hand, and especially in the case of the educated, it evidently might get a little exaggerated as well, or even border on pretentiousness. So sometimes, of course, it is about indicating group affiliation, or, some might say, elitism.

    Doesn't bother me, though.

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    #15

    Re: Pronunciation of "anti-" in AmE

    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    There are two ways that I know of:

    1. ant-acid
    2. an-tacid
    Unless /t/ is aspirated in (2), since it is the onset of the stressed syllable, (1) and (2) are same.

    I don't hear aspirated /t/ there.

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    #16

    Re: Pronunciation of "anti-" in AmE

    Quote Originally Posted by raindoctor View Post
    Unless /t/ is aspirated in (2), since it is the onset of the stressed syllable, (1) and (2) are same.

    I don't hear aspirated /t/ there.
    You're correct, they are the same.

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