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    Pronunciation of 'dimension'.

    Dimension---di as 'dai' or 'di', or both are standard pronunciation?

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    Re: Pronunciation of 'dimension'.

    Quote Originally Posted by jiaruchan View Post
    Dimension---di as 'dai' or 'di', or both are standard pronunciation?

    Thank you.
    I would say that both "die-men-shun" and "duh-men-shun" are frequently used. The only one that I don't think you hear very much would be with the "di" pronounced as it is in "did". But it's entirely possible that people pronounce it like that too, and I've simply not heard it.

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    Re: Pronunciation of 'dimension'.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I would say that both "die-men-shun" and "duh-men-shun" are frequently used. The only one that I don't think you hear very much would be with the "di" pronounced as it is in "did". But it's entirely possible that people pronounce it like that too, and I've simply not heard it.
    I know what you mean, 'di' has a short 'er' sound rather than a 'di' as in did. However, i cannot find any dictionary say it can be pronounced as [dai'menʃәn]. That is why I am asking if it is right for people to pronounce like that.

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    Re: Pronunciation of 'dimension'.

    Quote Originally Posted by jiaruchan View Post
    I know what you mean, 'di' has a short 'er' sound rather than a 'di' as in did. However, i cannot find any dictionary say it can be pronounced as [dai'menʃәn]. That is why I am asking if it is right for people to pronounce like that.
    I don't know the phonetic symbols, but can I assume that dai' is the same as the word "die". If so, I'm very surprised, because I would have said that that is the most commonly used pronunciation, in the UK at least.

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