Quote Originally Posted by Joe Rodrigues View Post
First, at the end of a word in an unstressed syllable, like "happy". In BrE and sometimes in New England dialects, we say /ɪ/, otherwise it's /i/.

That is, in bad imitations of English speakers in films about the Second World War.

In extreme RP - something that is rarely heard today - both imposts ('taxes') and private hire cars ('taxis') were /tæksɪz/, but for most BNrE speakers today 'taxis' are either /tæksiz/ or /tæksi:z/.