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    Versatile

    Which one is correct?

    https://vocaroo.com/i/s0Cl8cOoGOle

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    Re: Versatile

    For anyone who may not be able to hear the vocaroo recording, the question is whether the final vowel of versatile shiould be a schwa or rhyme with tile.

    In my opinion both are commonly heard so both should be regarded as correct. For what it's worth I use the -tile version myself.

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    Re: Versatile

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    For what it's worth I use the -tile version myself.
    So do I. I can't remember ever hearing anybody say it the other way, actually.

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    Re: Versatile

    Regarding consonants, vowels and stress. Have I pronounced correctly?

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    Re: Versatile

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    So do I. I can't remember ever hearing anybody say it the other way, actually.
    I use the schwa version. I think most Americans do.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Versatile

    Quote Originally Posted by NamelessKing View Post
    Regarding consonants, vowels and stress, have I pronounced it correctly?
    They both sound reasonably natural. The stress will vary a bit depending on the context.
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    Re: Versatile

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    They both sound reasonably natural. The stress will vary a bit depending on the context.
    Thanks. I've been practising the flap t sound. I wasn't sure if it sounded ight in this recording.

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    Re: Versatile

    Quote Originally Posted by NamelessKing View Post
    Thanks. I've been practising the flap t sound. I wasn't sure if it sounded right in this recording.
    It's perfect. You correctly used a flap /t/ with the American "schwa" pronunciation and an aspirated /t/ with the other.
    Last edited by GoesStation; 11-Sep-2019 at 22:18. Reason: To fix a typo.
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