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    I've learnt there are two different pronuciations for "the", one /i/ is before vowels, the other/ə/ is before consonants.

    However I find a native speakers pronounce "the" /i/ for "the reason", as I realize that he just tries to emphasize "the".

    So, does that mean if I want to emphasize something, even before the consonants, I should pronounce the word "the" as THE "/i/?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: the

    Basically, yes.

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