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    Towards

    Hello,
    Id like to know how most native speakers pronounce TOWARDS.
    Tnx

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    #2

    Re: Towards

    Quote Originally Posted by Humble View Post
    Hello,
    Id like to know how most native speakers pronounce TOWARDS.
    Tnx
    It is usually pronounced as one syllable in AE. tordz (the o sound is the sound in door)


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    Re: Towards

    Tnx, Mike. So nobody says to-wordz?

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    Re: Towards

    Quote Originally Posted by Humble View Post
    Tnx, Mike. So nobody says to-wordz?
    I probably wouldn't go so far as to say "nobody".
    Last edited by MikeNewYork; 30-Sep-2006 at 21:08.


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    Re: Towards

    Quote Originally Posted by Humble View Post
    Tnx, Mike. So nobody says to-wordz?
    That's exactly how I pronounce it. In BrE, it's normally that way or 'twordz'. In my experience, American speakers usually pronounce it as Mike has said.

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    #6

    Re: Towards

    I say 'twordz', and like Coffa I speak BrE.


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    Re: Towards

    Many thanks, everybody.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humble View Post
    Many thanks, everybody.
    You're welcome, Humble.

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    #9

    Re: Towards

    Quote Originally Posted by Coffa View Post
    That's exactly how I pronounce it. In BrE, it's normally that way or 'twordz'.
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    Not so fast I usually give it two syllables - usually not a full /u:/ but some kind of less determinate one (either /ə/ or /ʊ/ depending on how carefully I'm talking).

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