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    The difference of pronunciation between the and the (pronounced like thee)

    Hello,

    I was wondering if anybody new the correct usage for the and the (pronounced like thee)?
    I was told that the (thee) is used when the next word starts with a vowel. Is this true?

    I look forward to your replies

    Thank you.

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    Re: The difference of pronunciation between the and the (pronounced like thee)

    You're correct. We usually use the vowel represented by the upside down e as in /ə/, the simpler pronunciation, as in "the book", while we do stress the vowel more and pronounce it /i/ before most vowels, as in "the other book."

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    Re: The difference of pronunciation between the and the (pronounced like thee)

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    You're correct. We usually use the vowel represented by the upside down e as in /&601;/, the simpler pronunciation, as in "the book", while we do stress the vowel more and pronounce it /i/ before most vowels, as in "the other book."
    It's true. And the funny thing is, I never noticed it until my wife pointed it out to me the other day.

    Where have I been?......

    =O.

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