What is the proper pronunciation of the word often Is the t silent or is it both ways?
Many sources believe that pronouncing the T (off-ten) is an overcorrection (or an affectation), and that the correct pronunciation is with a silent T to rhyme with "soften."
Both pronunciations are considered acceptable. In the US, however, the silent T pronunciation (of-fen) is preferred by a majority of English speakers.
Both pronunciations are considered acceptable. In the US, however, the silent T pronunciation (of-fen) is preferred by a majority of English speakers.
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Answer: Why are silent letters used? There are many answers. First, spoken language changes faster thanorthography, thus English, like many other languages, still retainsold ways of writing words that don't correspond anymore to theactual pronounciation. Second, when a foreign word is borrowed, itof…ten retains its original orthography, but is pronounceddifferently in English. Third, English sounds are more than thealphabet symbols, so you often have to use more than one letter torepresent a sound. In the IPA (International Phonetics Association)alphabet, there is a one-to-one correspondence between sounds andletters, but it is a very technical and complicated system, thatwould not be easy to use in everyday writing. Comment Some letters are silent in some dialects and pronounced in others.Examples: Often was pronounced with silent "t" when I was young inAustralia, now, under the influence of outside speakers, manypeople pronounce the "t". Similarly, in the word white, which is arespelling of the Old English HWIT (with long "I"), the "h" issounded and many English speakers still pronounce the "h" beforethe "w", especially educated speakers and Received Pronunciationspeakers in UK. Some consonants are becoming silent in AustralianEnglish, even amongst "educated" speakers like radio announcers,with twenty pronounced "twenny" and gift, "gif". One hopes thatthis is more laziness and not a permanent change. To the above answer can be added that some letters were added toEnglish words for various reasons, an example being "island" whichcomes from Old English, igland ; during the 16th Centurythe "s" was added due to a (incorrect) perception of a relationshipwith the the French word isle which had a silent "s"(later dropped altogether, to Ãle ). Also, some words like"knight" from Old English cniht originally had the "k"sound pronounced. The "h" in cniht was originallypronounced like the "ch" in Scottish loch, when Norman Frenchscribes wrote the OE word down after 1066 they substituted "gh" for"h" and over time, pronunciation changed such that the "gh" becamesilent although English speakers know that it gives the "i" thelong sound that would otherwise be denoted by having an "e" addedto the end of the word (bit/bite etc). . For more information on the occurence and use of silent lettersin the English language, see Related links belowthis box. ( Full Answer )
Answer . The phonetics below are correct, but the French do not use emphasis as we do in English. All syllables have the same emphasis (lah con-see-air-zhuh-ree).. Answer . Lah CON-see-AIR-zhuh-ree
The pronunciation of the name Scrymser -- The first syllable, Scrym, is pronounced like the first syllable of scrimmage. In the second syllable, ser, the s has a bit of a z pronunciation to it. If you did not know it already, the name Scrymser is a sort of Americanized spelling of the Scottish name …Scrymgeour. For the record, my name is Birdsall Scrymser Viault. ( Full Answer )
the traditional pronuciation is to pronounce the p and not the first f. however, many modern American families use a silent p.
How can you tell if pride is in the way for both Ex and you not to contact when you were very often before?
Possibly. if you had gotten into an agurment then it may be pride and anger. Pride is the worst trait in all humans. it cause everyone to act stubbornly and ignorantly. pride can also cause couple to split and never allow them to reunite.
The origin of la nourrice is French and means "the nurse." Thismeans that it will sound similar to "lah nor-reese."
It depends on the noun before the word 'that': There are cats that are evil... That cat is evil.. If the noun associated with the word 'that' is plural, you would say 'that are'. If the noun is singular, you would say 'that is'
Pronunciate is a word used in England And Ireland (and some other English speaking countries) as part of everyday language in addition to pronounce and pronunciation. it is much rarer in other English speaking Countries such as the United States or Canada. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/…pronunciate it is important to remember that the English Language has been manipulated and adapted by adopters of the English Language over time. for example. The U.S. spells "Colour" as Color, "recognise" as recognize and "cheque" as check amongst many adaptations of English words, which the British and Irish would probably state were not correct words either in the context of their use, and that would be an incorrect statement. (for example the word "check" in Britain refers to the action to check something, "I have to check my voicemail") Similarly, the U.S. have adapted words, just like, for example the Irish, to suit their general conversational language. For example, contracted words such as the word "y'all" refers to "you all" and is spoken generally by southern United State's citizens. The word "We'an" is used in both Scotland and the North of Ireland to mean "little one" or "wee one" "wee" in itself being adapted to mean "little". Both "y'all and "we'an" are not words by definition, yet are used extensively in their respective English speaking countries. because a standardised (standardized) English dictionary may not have an entry for a word, it does not necessarily mean that word is not used in everyday language in an English speaking country. For that reason, reliance on one particular dictionary, is not advised when researching English words, but other dictionary's from other English Speaking Countries may also need to be researched. ( Full Answer )
The t in often is not pronounced and does not belong there.It was added to the word in the Middle English period, on theanalogy of oft. +++ I beg to differ. Although it isnot stressed, I hear it pronounced far more than ignoredcompletely! It may be a matter of dialect. OFT = OFTEN anyway. TheE…N is the addition. ( Full Answer )
The "correct" pronunciation is a mute point because the pronunciation of it varies from state to state. Floridians pronounce their state thus: Fl-awr-duh. (there's no middle short 'e' voewl)
That last guy is an idiot, it's pronunciation is [aw-f uh n] or if you want to get into the misconceived pronunciation [ aw- ftuhn] It is "offen" The t has been silent for hundreds of years. Pronouncing it off-ten is a literate genteelism, that is a mistake made while trying to avoid making …a mistake. This guy is correct. The "t" is silent. I do not know why people answer these questions when they are completely wrong. ( Full Answer )
I spent several days in Cannes in Sept 1980. Without exception, it was pronounced "can" as in tin can. There are resources on the net that insist that it can also be pronounced "canz" and "khan" but those are certainly not local people saying it that way. Bill Slugg Bill@Slugg.com
Ã Cathasaigh, anglicized O'Casey, is pronounced Ã³ kah -a-see. It is translated as 'descendant of Cathasach'.
in UK it is pronounced shedule (with no k sound) in US it is pronounced skedule (with the k sound)
castle, chestnut, fasten, mortgage, whistle, thistle, mistletoe, botch, sasquatch, watch, latch, satchel, catch, kitchen, witch, ditch, stitch, Christmas, listen, soften, beret, depot, escargot, merlot, valet.
An abstract noun is a word for something that can't be experiencedby any of the five physical senses; something that can't be seen,heard, smelled, tasted, or touched. An abstract noun is a word forsomething that is known, learned, thought, understood, or feltemotionally. A proper noun is the name o…f a specific person, place, or thing. Examples of proper abstract nouns are: " Anger Management " (2003 movie) Cape of Good Hope (South Africa) Daniel Day Lewis Faith Ford Independence , Missouri Infinity (automobile) Revival Ministries International (Tampa, Florida) Rugby Heaven (column in the The Sydney Morning Herald, SydneyAustralia) The Serenity Hair Salon (Sherman Oaks, California) The Bill of Rights (the first ten amendments to the United StatesConstitution) ( Full Answer )
as a preposition as in I went into the house.. as a preposition as in I went into the house.
Sometimes, but not often. :-) It is not a 'set' word - some dialects and accents pronounce it, and other don't. Here in Ireland it is usually pronounce when people are speaking carefully , but in everyday conversation it gets elided out of the word and they say 'offen'.
As follows: Hon. Jeffrey Solomon Hon. Alicia Solomon [ or her birth name , if that is what she uses professionally ] Whatever address Anytown, State, ZIP
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As Mr. & Mrs. , unless one of them has a JD , a Doctoral dgree in Law. That person may be addressed as DR. , but most don't use the title unless they are teaching.
It's "Pea". only in regards to Austin Peay State University, and the residents of Tennessee. Most everywhere else it is pronounced "pay" and a few other places "pi"
"Et cetera," often abbreviated as "etc." or "&c." has two accepted pronunciations: "et-SET-er-uh," or "et-SET-ruh."
No, in the word 'the' the 't' is pronounced as part of the 'th' sound. The 'e' in 'the' is pronounced differently depending whether the word comes before a vowel or a consonant. So, for example, in 'the orchard' or 'the angler' the 'e' sound is lifted, while in 'the book', or 'the process', the 'e…' is flattened. ( Full Answer )
The corrrect prounciation for the word "often" is: Off, as in turn the lights off; ten, the number or sometimes pronounced "den" for the word "often".
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Chlamydia is known as the silent STD because for many people it has no symptoms. In women, 80-90% don't have symptoms, and half of men don't get symptoms.
There are several defensible pronunciations of Latin - the most important consideration is to be consistent in whichever pronunciation you choose. The standard current Anglophone pronunciation of fides is almost FEE-DAYS (though the vowels are clear continental vowels, without the typical English …glide). ( Full Answer )
no Would you be kind enough to provide a reference for your answer? I am trying to find the offical English answer and as yet, have not had any luck. My Oxford English Dictionary has both answers. I notice the Queen (of England) uses the silent version. Thank you.
Orchestras, piano players, or theater organs. In Japan, they were also accompanied by Benshi, a person who explained the story in their own words.
Castle, whistle, and often are words that have a silent "t" in themiddle. Other words like this include mortgage, listen, and fasten.
T-A-NG-EE the NG sound in this word is formed by pressing the tongue sides up against the side of the mouth. the tongue tip does not touch the mouth.
Apostle, mistletoe, castle, crenelation, castle, whistle, catch, watch, kitchen, chestnut, Christmas, fasten, listen, often, soften, mortgage, mustn't .
oh-NEE-gee-ree The R at the end is a tongue-flap, so it comes out sounding like something in between a Spanish R ( like in caro or pero , but not like in carro or perro ) and a D .
stor-ye stor like the word store, ye the the start of the word you (say you without the ou). many times in greek to English translation you will find that g is pronunced as y.
One word with a silent "t" is debt. Debt does not have a silent "t", it is the "b" that is silent. The word is not pronounced deb, it is ponounced det.
If you wish to say My Mom you would say "Ma mere." For my aunt you would say "ma tante."
Addressing husband and wife in a letter that are both doctors: Drs. John and Jane Doe or Dr. John Doe & Dr. Jane Doe.
You may address them as " Drs. George & Marianne Feldman" . Alternatively , if the lady uses her maiden name professionally , you may address them separately as follows : Dr. George Feldman Dr. Marianne Gustafson 123 1st Ave. Wherever, USA 00123
There is no rule, just some loose guidelines. In many words borrowed from Norman French, such as hour and honor, h is silent. But in others, such as host and hotel, it is not. In American English, the h in herb is silent, but in British English it is not. In polysyllabic h-words whose stress falls o…n the second syllable, such as historian and hysterical, the h may be silent or not. Depends upon the pronunciation affectations of your country. In France, they would be silent. [for Hotel, Herb, Henry.] In New Zealand, all h's would be pronounced. Apart from a small few who either know better, or who have the abovementioned affectation. A similar curiosity is just now creeping in in NZ. faux [pronounced fo] instead of fake. ( Full Answer )
If you are making a statement, use a period. example: "My favourite subject is English." If you are expressing feeling, use an exclamation point. example: "That's my favourite subject too!" If you are asking a question, use a question mark. example: "Where are you from?" Use a comma when… separating independent clauses with a conjunction (in this case, but). example: "He was here yesterday, but I have not seen him since then." Use a semicolon when linking independent clauses, but without a conjunction. example: "She is my friend; she is not my sister." Apostrophes (') should be used when... making an object possessive form example: "That is my dad's phone." AND when forming a contraction example: do not- don't Use quotation makes when quoting example: He said "hey what's up?" ( Full Answer )
Celt can be pronounce with a soft 's' sound as selt or with a hard 'k' sound as kelt. . The original and most common form of pronunciation of Celt is with the hard 'k' sound.
Use unwelcome simply as an adjective. By drinking too much he has made himself unwelcome at our house. The diagnosis of cancer was unwelcome news.
cachet, beret, chalet, castle, whistle, catch, watch, kitchen, chestnut, Christmas, fasten, listen, often, soften, mortgage, mustn't .
Here are some good ways: . Read the words phonetically, sounding out each section. You might mis-pronounce something occasionally, but usually you will be more correct than if you just use dialect pronunciation . Don't drop or transpose letters - for example, say "crying" instead of "cryin" and …"ask" instead of "aks" . Listen to people who speak in a more educated manner - science and history programs on television are always a good place to find an educated voice ( Full Answer )
The silent terminal t is a French characteristic, and in the English language it is found only in words that have been borrowed from the French, such as coup d'Ã©tat, or Stephen Colbert.
song: noun. He wrote the song at the start of his career. sing: verb. He'll sing the tune for this audience tonight.
No the letter " T" isn't silent when pronouncing the word Mystery ....as you go to say the word you pronounc it miss-tor-e ....that's not the proper spelling but that's how you say the word when trying to sound it out . So all and all the letter "T" is not silent what so ever
The word lesbian refers to a gay female, who is sexually attracted to other females. The correct spelling for this word is Lesbian, as shown in the Oxford English Dictionary.
Osteoporosis is often called the silent disease because the diseaseprogresses slowly over many years without many symptoms.