I'd like to know the correct pronunciation of "Basically", I always hear people say "Basic li" seems the "a" is silent....but sometimes I hear people say "Basic cle li" with "a" sound.....I wanted to know which one is correct? By the way, there are many words with "~cally", like Automatically, Practically, Clinically, Vertically.....their "a" should be sounded or not?
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I would not pronounce the 'a' in basically! I would say "bey-sik-lee"
Agreed. You only pronounce the A if you have a peerage, write for the Times of London, and participate in Nato conferences.
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For me whether or not you are successful will depend to quite a large extent on your age. If you are under, say, 12 years old and move to the south, then you will quickly sound like your new peer group; if you are 20 plus, then you'll probably always have a Yorkshire accent, to a greater or lesser degree.
Books and CDs are no good for this sort of thing - you need constant feedback, which means a tutor.
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