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    How to pronounce longeth?

    The pronunciation of longer(adj) is long-ger.
    The pronunciation of longing is long-ing.
    Which is the correct pronunciation of longeth, long-eth or long-geth?
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    Re: How to pronounce longeth?

    (Here comes the battle of accents...)

    long-ith

    The "e" in "eth" is a bit of a bear. Some might pronounce it more "u" as in "under". Some like "e" as in "bet".

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    Re: How to pronounce longeth?

    In the days when 'longeth existed as part of the present tense of the verb LONG, the ng was pronounced in most dialects of BrE as in 'longing', not as in 'longer'. There would have been a distinct /g/ sound in some dialects.

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    Re: How to pronounce longeth?

    The e in longeth is a schwa.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: How to pronounce longeth?

    Unless you are using narrow phonetic transcription, the sound represented by symbols is not precisely defined. American phonemic transcription sometimes uses /ʌ/ for the vowel sound in some words where British transcription uses /ə/. In fluent speech, sometimes only a spectogram can clarify whether the sound we are talking about is one of those two or, in some words, /ɪ/

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