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09-10-2012, 04:09 PM
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(09-10-2012 12:58 PM)kingschosen Wrote:  I pronounce it:

shtrEENGth (one syllable)

The "str" sound makes a natural "sh" sound at the beginning of the word; that is, if you have a de-emphasized "str" and an emphasized "e" sound. Saying an emphasized and hard "str" and a de-emphasized "ingth" will eliminate the "sh" sound.

It really matters as to where you put the emphasis.

Likewise, I've also heard it pronounced with a short "i" sound instead of a long "e". The same principle applies to the "sh" sound and where you put the emphasis. The short "i" sound is usually pronounced that way in black Southern culture.

Long E? Bizarre.Consider

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09-10-2012, 04:19 PM
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(09-10-2012 04:09 PM)Chas Wrote:  
(09-10-2012 12:58 PM)kingschosen Wrote:  I pronounce it:

shtrEENGth (one syllable)

The "str" sound makes a natural "sh" sound at the beginning of the word; that is, if you have a de-emphasized "str" and an emphasized "e" sound. Saying an emphasized and hard "str" and a de-emphasized "ingth" will eliminate the "sh" sound.

It really matters as to where you put the emphasis.

Likewise, I've also heard it pronounced with a short "i" sound instead of a long "e". The same principle applies to the "sh" sound and where you put the emphasis. The short "i" sound is usually pronounced that way in black Southern culture.

Long E? Bizarre.Consider

Wait, really?

How do you say it?

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09-10-2012, 04:31 PM
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(09-10-2012 04:19 PM)kingschosen Wrote:  
(09-10-2012 04:09 PM)Chas Wrote:  Long E? Bizarre.Consider

Wait, really?

How do you say it?

The right way. Smartass

It's a short E.

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