Does anyone understand what this guy is saying? (he speaks English, haha)
Tink am in da picktzo..? Haha...
Tink am in da picktzo..? Haha...
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Hahaha. That's SO weird, to me it's still 'men' in wo-men.
I wonder do you guys also pronounce 'cavalry and calvary' the same way?
What about mischievous this one to me sounds like 'mis-chiev-ous' I hear people say 'mis-cheev-eee-ous' ha.
It's interesting to see how other people pronounce words though :P
EDIT: I've been sitting here saying the word women and it sounds to me like I'm saying 'w-uh-mmm-en' (as in end) and when I say woman it's more like 'w-uh-mmm-an' (as in and). :tongue: I looked it up in the dictionary and it says \ˈwi-mən\
Yes :rofl:! In the word "women" the "men" is pronounced "min," but the word "men" is pronounced "men."
It's not logical; it's English. Which, I presume, is why the OP hates it.
I pronounce it wi-men.
"Wimmin" makes me think of redneck English (sorry lisa) and a joke my grandparents had on their bar. It was a plaque thing shaped like a tombstone and read:
Ma loved pa.
Pa loved wimmin.
Ma caught pa with two in swimmin.
Here lies pa.
Look, this guy is Canadian, too, he can teach you.
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What on earth is that about?!
Anyhow, yes, the guy bringing us the letter W and the number 4 today does, in fact, know that "woman" and "women" are pronounced entirely differently.
Sorry! you're Cannunkian, yes? If so, which part do you come from?
More on this can be found at http://www.spellingsociety.org/journals/j31/satires.php" [Broken]Mark Twain said:For example, in Year 1 that useless letter "c" would be dropped to be replased either by "k" or "s," and likewise "x" would no longer be part of the alphabet. The only kase in which "c" would be retained would be the "ch" formation, which will be dealt with later. Year 2 might reform "w" spelling, so that "which" and "one" would take the same konsonant, wile Year 3 might well abolish "y" replasing it with "i" and Iear 4 might fiks the "g / j" anomali wonse and for all.
Jenerally, then, the improvement would kontinue iear bai iear with Iear 5 doing awai with useless double konsonants, and Iears 6-12 or so modifaiing vowlz and the rimeining voist and unvoist konsonants. Bai Iear 15 or sou, it wud fainali bi posibl tu meik ius ov thi ridandant letez "c," "y," and "x" - bai now jast a memori in the maindz ov ould doderez - tu riplais "ch," "sh," and "th" rispektivli.
Fainali, xen, aafte sam 20 iers ov orxogrefkl riform, wi wud hev a lojikl, kohirnt speling in ius xrewawt xe Ingliy-spiking werld.
What's the pronunciation difference between "wi-men" and "wimmin"? They look like they'd be pronounced the same way.I pronounce it wi-men.
"Wimmin" makes me think of redneck English (sorry lisa)
What's the pronunciation difference between "wi-men" and "wimmin"? They look like they'd be pronounced the same way.
I don't even know how to explain it in writing, and can't fathom why you wouldn't see a difference in pronunciation. They are very distinctly different sounds. When you say "men" does it sound like "min?" Say the letter L (el) and then say the word ill. Do they sound alike?
So you mean you pronounce "men" with the "e" sounding like the "e" in "egg"? Instead of the "e" sounding like the "i" in "in"? Which would sound like the "e" in "end".
Click on the speaker icon to hear how I pronounce "men".
I've never heard it pronounced any other way.
Uh leroy, the 'i' in in does not sound like the 'e' in end. The 'i' in in sounds like the 'i' in it.
If you said in as you would say end it would just sound like your saying the letter n....
There's a slight difference. I notice when I say it and when I hear it repeatedly from clicking on the speaker.
But the difference is small. The "e" in "end" doesn't have an "e" sound. You can hear the "e" sound in the word "egg".
The long "e" is the sound it makes in the word "emu". The short "e" sound is the sound it makes in the word "egg" or "edge".They are both 'e' sounds one is long one is short...
These are things you learn in grade 2 and are supposed to remember for the rest of your life Well here they teach you that stuff, maybe it's because we also HAVE to take french classes?
The long "e" is the sound it makes in the word "emu". The short "e" sound is the sound it makes in the word "egg" or "edge".
Not quite, but it's so similar that they basically make the same sound.EDIT: Actually they both have the same 'e' sound... how do you say end? like Indian?
Not quite, but it's so similar that they basically make the same sound.
When she says "end" it's not the "e" sound, but a sort of different "i" sound. It's definitely not the same sound as in the word "epic".
That's the way I've always heard them pronounced. If someone pronounced "egg" with the same sound they use in "end", it would almost sound like "igg".