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    rmbrown

    Is it true that there is this rule for the letter Y at the end of a word: If the word is one syllable, like cry, the y is pronounced like a long i. If the word is 2 syllables, the y at the end of a word is pronounced like a long e.

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    Re: rmbrown

    Quote Originally Posted by rmbrown View Post
    Is it true that there is this rule for the letter Y at the end of a word: If the word is one syllable, like cry, the y is pronounced like a long i. If the word is 2 syllables, the y at the end of a word is pronounced like a long e.

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    Hi rmbrown,

    If there ever was such a rule, it has obviously been made to be broken: Here, let me supply you with just one example.


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    Re: rmbrown

    I guess that means you would decry such a rule.

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    Re: rmbrown

    Ah thod00! But you intensify my meaning!

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    #5

    Re: rmbrown

    Falsify
    Stupify
    Ampliy
    Verify...

    Ceratainly -fy endings that come after a vowel take the "cry" type of Y sound.

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    #6

    Re: rmbrown

    butterfly
    codify
    deify
    edify
    fructify
    glorify
    horrify
    justify
    mummify
    objectify
    purify
    terrify

    It's not much of a rule, is it?
    Last edited by RonBee; 09-Mar-2009 at 03:08. Reason: delete "quantity"

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    #7

    Re: rmbrown

    I say: Fructify that rule!

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