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    Pronunciation of says and said in modern English

    I have always pronounced the verb form "says" and "said" as [sed], but in some audio coursebooks the speakers say [seid]. What's the most common way to pronounce these words, the standard English pronunciation?
    Last edited by englishhobby; 10-Jun-2017 at 13:05.
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    Re: Pronunciaation of says and said in modern English

    The standard way is [sez] and [sed].

  3. Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    Re: Pronunciaation of says and said in modern English

    There are some regional variations, but most speakers follow Jutfrank.

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