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    Lightbulb Agape, thou shalt live for ever

    "Live" is a verb here so why Google Translate pronounce it like an adjective?"/lɪv/" or "/lʌɪv/"? which one is correct?



    The Christians, on the other hand, dwelt always upon the happy continuance of life. "Agape, thou shalt live for ever," "Victorina is in peace and in Christ," "May God refresh thy spirit," "Mayest thou live in God."

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    Re: Agape, thou shalt live for ever

    /lɪv/ is correct.
    Typoman - writer of rongs

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    Re: Agape, thou shalt live for ever

    Quote Originally Posted by jacob123 View Post
    "/lʌɪv/"?
    The pronunciation of the adjective and adverb is /lv/
    Typoman - writer of rongs

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    Re: Agape, thou shalt live for ever

    Quote Originally Posted by jacob123 View Post
    "Live" is a verb here so why does Google Translate pronounce it like an adjective?
    Because it didn't parse the sentence correctly.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Agape, thou shalt live for ever

    You have to wonder how they pronounce agape.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: Agape, thou shalt live for ever

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    You have to wonder how they pronounce agape.
    It's all Greek to me.
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