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How do you pronounce the word either?

How do you pronounce the word either?

Using English phonetics, [ EE-ther ] and [ AHY-ther ] are both correct.

Why are there two pronunciations of either?

The word either is derived from the Old English ǣgther, which was a short for contracted form of ǣg(e)hwæther, of Germanic origin. E-Intro to Old English – 2. Pronunciation reports the Old English pronunciation as it has been reconstructed from linguists.

How do American pronounce neither?

‘neither’ can be pronounced as ‘”nee-dhur” or “nI-dhur”; ‘either’ as “ee-dhur” or “I-dhur”. It does not matter how they pronounce it, besides, I don’t think they have any distinction when pronounced differently.

How do Canadians pronounce neither?

Canadians often side with the British on the pronunciation of lever /ˈlivər/, and several other words; been is pronounced by many speakers as /bin/, rather than /bɪn/; and either and neither are more commonly /ˈaɪðər/ and /ˈnaɪðər/, respectively.

How do Australians say either?

Break ‘either’ down into sounds: [EYE] + [DHUH] – say it out loud and exaggerate the sounds until you can consistently produce them. Record yourself saying ‘either’ in full sentences, then watch yourself and listen.

Why is neither pronounced two different ways?

The idea is that saying EE, ‘neither’ or ‘either’ with the EE as in SHE vowel is American, and saying ‘neither’ or ‘either’ with the AI diphthong is the British pronunciation. There’s not a British pronunciation and an American pronunciation when it comes to the vowel or diphthong sound in the stressed syllable.

Why do people pronounce scone as SCON?

Those who rhyme with cone dominate in southern Ireland and the Midlands. The rest of the country is a mixture of the two pronunciations. And, just to complicate the matter, there is a third pronunciation available for the word – in the form of the village of Scone in Scotland, which is pronounced “skoon”.

How do the British pronounce neither?

The Cambridge Online Dictionary, for example, lists both pronunciations for both British and American English. If I’m not mistaken, “(n)eye-ther” is predominant in Britain and “(n)ee-ther” is predominant in the US, but in each country there’s a minority that uses the other pronunciation.

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New Member. Some times people pronounce neither (neether) or (nyther); the same case with either (eether) or (ither). However both spellings are correct but different pronounciations (in parenthesis).

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