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    • Join Date: Jun 2006
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    Smile How to pronounce the word "the"

    Hi all,

    I'm new here. I am the mom of four boys. We have been having a debate for about two years now on how to pronouce the word "the" when followed by a vowel. I learned that it is pronounced with a long e sound when followed by a vowel as in "the end". Is this still true today?

    Thanks. Amber

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    • Join Date: Feb 2006
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    Re: How to pronounce the word "the"

    The "th" has 2 sounds: voiced and voiceless. In "think" is voiceless, while in "this" is voiced. In addition, "the" sounds as short e before consonant, and as short i before vowel.


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    Re: How to pronounce the word "the"

    I visited both Turkey/mersin and China/Jianqsu, those cities are wonderful as pieces of paradise, I will never forget these days and my friends there.

    Any Turkish and Chinese people here are wellcomed to be my favour friends


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    Re: How to pronounce the word "the"

    Quote Originally Posted by sendebad16
    I visited both Turkey/mersin and China/Jianqsu, those cities are wonderful as pieces of paradise, I will never forget these days and my friends there.
    Any Turkish and Chinese people here are wellcomed to be my favour friends
    *welcome* sorry

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    Re: How to pronounce the word "the"

    Yeah That's true!! When "The" is before a vowel, it's a long "e" as an "bee"


    refer to www.answers.com

    ~pEaCe~

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