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    Lightbulb "my head" pronounced as "mi head"?

    At what part of England they say/pronounce, for example, "my head" as "mi head"?

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    Re: "my head" pronounced as "mi head"?

    At In what part of England do they ​people say/pronounce, for example, "my head" as "mi head"?
    You'll hear it in various places. In my part of the UK (the south-east), it's most commonly heard in semi-joke phrases like "On me 'ead, son" - it refers to soccer and is usually said in what would once have been considered a "lower class" or "common" accent.

    I would write the pronunciation as "me", rather than "mi".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: "my head" pronounced as "mi head"?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I would write the pronunciation as "me", rather than "mi".
    So would I in informal writing. If I were transcribing it phonemically, I would write it as /mi/ or mi:/.

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    Re: "my head" pronounced as "mi head"?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    it refers to soccer and is usually said in what would once have been considered a "lower class" or "common" accent.
    What kind of accent is it considered to be now?
    I am not a teacher

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    Re: "my head" pronounced as "mi head"?

    I think it's too widespread to be considered to belong to one area or social group.

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