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    Question Pronunciation of Router (TTS)

    Hi,

    I have used a Text-To-Speech application to read the following sentence, and I found that there is a big pronunciation difference between the first "router" and the second "router". I can confirm that the pronunciation of 2nd router is correct because it is the same as the pronunciation from Oxfore dictionary.

    But I don't know if the pronunciation of 1st router is correct or not. Please help to confirm, thanks.

    In sparse mode, a router assumes that other routers do not want to forward multicast packets for a group,
    unless there is an explicit request for the traffic.

    Here is the link for the TTS voice: http://vocaroo.com/i/s0gZUG3wOjVF
    (Note: It is recorded by android recording with high voice quality, please listen to time span "00:11 to 00:23")
    Last edited by fenglish; 24-Feb-2016 at 12:07. Reason: change the title

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    #2

    Re: Pronunciation for Router (TTS)

    Both pronunciations of the word 'router(s)' are correct. Which one you use depends on the variety of English you speak.

    However, it is completely unnatural for one speaker to use both versions, particularly in one sentence.

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    Re: Pronunciation for Router (TTS)

    But I can only find the second pronunciation from dictionary, can't find any match pronunciation from dictionary for the 1st router.

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    Re: Pronunciation for Router (TTS)

    It's not possible for dictionaries to list every pronunciation in every dialect of every word.

    Stick to standard pronunciations in your own speech, but be aware that others exist.

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    Re: Pronunciation of Router (TTS)

    Only the first pronunciation is used in AmE.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Pronunciation of Router (TTS)

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    Only the first pronunciation is used in AmE.
    And that rhymes with "ow."

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    Re: Pronunciation of Router (TTS)

    Quote Originally Posted by fenglish View Post
    But I can only find the second pronunciation from dictionary, can't find any match pronunciation from dictionary for the 1st router.
    Do you trust a dictionary from your country?
    Click on the speaker icons at www.iciba.com/router
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Pronunciation of Router (TTS)

    Thanks. After checking the icaba, I re-open the Oxfore and Longman on my android phone, and suddenly found both 1st and 2nd pronunciations are there.

    The default pronunciation is UK. It's my mistake.

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