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  1. confused1

    Hurricane Rita

    How should "Rita" ( in Hurricane Rita) be pronounced? When reading the news, the British pronounce it as "Ree-ta" while the Americans pronounce it "Ree-da".

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    Re: Hurricane Rita

    That's correct. The D in Rita pronounced by most of the Americans is not a D, but a flap (tap). Like in "city".

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