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    Hepatitis?

    I'm a native speaker of English but I've been pronouncing Hepatitis as He-pa-tit-is all my life. I was told that this is wrong. How should it be pronounced then and is the way I've been saying it okay/normal too?

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    Re: Hepatitis?

    Quote Originally Posted by ooohlala View Post
    I'm a native speaker of English but I've been pronouncing Hepatitis as He-pa-tit-is all my life. I was told that this is wrong. How should it be pronounced then and is the way I've been saying it okay/normal too?
    No, there is no "tit" sound in 'hepatitis'.
    Questions like this are very difficult to answer because we don't know how you pronounce 'He-pa-tit-is'.
    I would approximate it by "Heppa Tightis"
    The primary stress is on 'hep' with a secondary stress on "tight".
    IPA /‘hepə,taɪtəs/

    How do they want you to say it?

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    Re: Hepatitis?

    HEP-ah-TYT-us

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