Eye-Thir, EE-Thir

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Pronouce "either"

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    which way do you pronouce 'either'?
     
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    I pronounce it both ways but most of the time it's "eee-ther".
     
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    e before i = eye

    i before e = eeee


    ...In 'German'. :)
     
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    Trying to tell me something, D? :tng:


    What?? LOL!!
     
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    In the german language 'ei' makes 'eye' sound. 'ie' makes 'eeee' sound. :)
     
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    Learned something new today, thanks D! :D
     
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    The only problem here is it ain't german...
    eee-ther is SOUTHERN! And American. :teeth:
     
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    ei┬Ěther ( 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.
     
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    Looks like Mr. English-should-follow-the-same-rules-as-German is getting outvoted!!! :p:
     
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    ...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.

    :D

    Eye-thir way, Grammar is something we should work on off-en.
     

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