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  1. banderas's Avatar
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    Vase in the USA

    Where (in what region of the USA is vase pronounced and where? Can hear some American say either, so my confusion.

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    Re: Vase in the USA

    I pronounce it with a long a and a soft es ending.



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    Re: Vase in the USA

    /veis/ is probably the most common pronunciation. One thing I've noticed, though, is that most of the African-American people I've met pronounce it as "vahs". They also commonly pronounce the word "aunt" as "ont" (rhymes with "want"), as opposed to "ant" (like the insect) which is how I and my friends always said it.

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