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    How would you pronounce 'heeschee'?

    Hi everyone,

    I made up this word, 'heeschee', and would like to know, how would a native English speaker pronounce it? Is it hard to pronounce for native speakers?

    My intention is to come up with something similar in sound to a Russian word 'ищи' (here is how it sounds: https://translate.google.com/#ru/en/ищи ). I don't need a perfect sound match, just something similar. Probably, a better version would be 'heestchee', but it looks worse.

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    Re: How would you pronounce 'heeschee'?

    Ishi/Ishee might work better- that's closer to what I heard.

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    Re: How would you pronounce 'heeschee'?

    Oh, I was under the impression, that 'i' in the beginning would sound like [ai], like in 'island' or 'iron'.

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    #4

    Re: How would you pronounce 'heeschee'?

    What I heard was "ish" like the ending of "English".

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    Re: How would you pronounce 'heeschee'?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    What I heard was "ish" like the ending of "English".

    That's what I heard for the first one, /ɪ
    /. The second one seemed a little longer, /i/, but not as long as the vowel of tea, /i:/. Perhaps the spelling ishy might work.
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