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    Pronouncing "the"

    Is it true that the "the" in front of a superlative is pronounced as "thee" (that's the closest I can come with this font), just as it would in front of a word beginning with a vowel?

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    Re: Pronouncing "the"

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Is it true that the "the" in front of a superlative is pronounced as "thee" (that's the closest I can come with this font), just as it would in front of a word beginning with a vowel?
    It's not that simple. Usually a sentence such as 'that's the closest I can come with this font' would have a schwa; but to give extreme emphasis it might have the /i:/ sound: 'She is unarguably, indisputably, the [/i:/] best singer I've ever heard.'

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