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    Question Pronouncing the word Fiery

    Hi!

    On viewing a video on Youtube from the channel Anglophenia on Britain's mystical creatures the first one was Black Chuck a dog which was described as to have fiery eyes. The host on that video pronounced it F - ai - ry. I always thought it was pronounced F - ea - ry. Glad to know which is the correct or if one is British and the other American.

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    Re: Pronouncing the word Fiery

    Welcome to the forum.

    Click here and then click the audio symbol to hear the standard pronunciation.

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    Smile Re: Pronouncing the word Fiery

    Thanks Rover_KE. Its gonna be fun and interesting reading the threads on this forum. I've always been very interested in English and now, thanks to a lifetime of reading, speaking, listening and writing English I'm proud to say I consider myself fluent in it . Much obliged for your help. best Anders.



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    Re: Pronouncing the word Fiery

    Bookmark the site Forvo. Choose English from the list of languages, then search for the word you're looking for. If it's there, you'll get a list of examples of the word pronounced by various native English speakers. Their variant of English is listed with their username.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Pronouncing the word Fiery

    Thanks for the tip. Emsr2d2 :)

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    Re: Pronouncing the word Fiery

    Quote Originally Posted by AP Hansen View Post
    I always thought it was pronounced F - ea - ry
    I haven't heard this pronunciation in the UK.

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    Re: Pronouncing the word Fiery

    Tdol - I suppose since Fierce is pronounced F - ea - rce I naturally assumed that Fiery would be too, but come to think of it and after listening to the soundclips it naturally has to be f - ai - ry since it is derived from Fire.

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    Re: Pronouncing the word Fiery

    Yes, it's derived from fire so it's pronounced "fire-ree".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Pronouncing the word Fiery

    f - ai - schwa - ry


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    Re: Pronouncing the word Fiery

    It rhymes with diary, ​wiry, and ​retiree.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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