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    #1

    How do you say 'prohibition'?

    How do you say 'prohibition'?

    Is the sound 'h' is pronounced or not?
    Here's my trial.
    https://clyp.it/ywns4zhx

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    #2

    Re: How do you say 'prohibition'?

    The clip is very muffled so it's hard to hear. There seems to be some disagreement on whether the "h" is pronounced or not. Listen to the 7 pronunciations HERE. Some of the speakers pronounce it and some don't. I don't.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: How do you say 'prohibition'?

    Quote Originally Posted by ensan View Post
    Is the "h" sound 'h' is pronounced or not?
    Here's my trial. attempt.
    I pronounce the "h".

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    Re: How do you say 'prohibition'?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    The clip is very muffled so it's hard to hear. There seems to be some disagreement on whether the "h" is pronounced or not. Listen to the 7 pronunciations HERE. Some of the speakers pronounce it and some don't. I don't.
    A new streamhttps:

    https://clyp.it/wvmtozsb

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    Re: How do you say 'prohibition'?

    Quote Originally Posted by ensan View Post
    A new streamhttps:

    https://clyp.it/wvmtozsb
    Number one introduces a /b/ sound that doesn't belong after the first syllable. Number two is fine.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #6

    Re: How do you say 'prohibition'?

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    Number one introduces a /b/ sound that doesn't belong after the first syllable. Number two is fine.
    Yes.you are right.
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    #7

    Re: How do you say 'prohibition'?

    I thought the Ken Burns documentary Prohibition would be an authoritative source to resolve this queation. It turns out that both peonunciations are used in that series depending on who is speaking. So in AmE both are very acceptable.

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    #8

    Re: How do you say 'prohibition'?

    I'm pretty sure I say it both ways. I'm more likely to pronounce the /h/ if I'm speaking slowly. I'm not completely sure I ever drop it entirely, but I think it can be so faint as to be barely perceptible.
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