Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by dmp, Dec 16, 2004.
which way do you pronouce 'either'?
I pronounce it both ways but most of the time it's "eee-ther".
e before i = eye
i before e = eeee
Trying to tell me something, D? :tng:
In the german language 'ei' makes 'eye' sound. 'ie' makes 'eeee' sound.
Learned something new today, thanks D!
The only problem here is it ain't german...
eee-ther is SOUTHERN! And American. :teeth:
ei·ther ( P ) Pronunciation Key (e-thr, i-thr)
According to the dictionary it can be pronounced either way.
I usually pronounce it however it would sound best in the sentence that I am using at that moment. So the answer is either way.
Looks like Mr. English-should-follow-the-same-rules-as-German is getting outvoted!!! :
...just shows that some ppl prefer to pronounce the word poorly.
Like those who pronouce 'often' as 'OFF-TEN', when everyone knows it's best pronounced 'off-en'...Off-TEN is used to give an aire of 'sophistication' and stuff and junk.
Eye-thir way, Grammar is something we should work on off-en.
Separate names with a comma.