- 1 Is it correct to pronounce the T in often?
- 2 Is it oFFen or often?
- 3 Why is t silent in often?
- 4 Should you pronounce the L in Almond?
- 5 What is a correct pronunciation?
- 6 Why is Nike pronounced Nikey?
- 7 What are the most mispronounced words?
- 8 Do we say ofTen or ofen?
- 9 How do you pronounce GIF?
- 10 Is T silent in listen?
- 11 Why is the T silent in buffet?
- 12 Is the T silent in exactly?
Is it correct to pronounce the T in often?
The t is silent. Why? Often has a medial /t/ that, like similar words such has “hasten” and “soften,” was once pronounced and is now typically silent. Unlike the similar words, pronouncing the “t” in “often” has returned in some modern usage.
Is it oFFen or often?
It’s undeniable that within the group of native speakers of English, some people say /ɒfn/ (oFFen) and some people say /ɒftən/ (ofTen). Just to confuse matters and make things more difficult, the Queen pronounces the word in an old school received pronunciation way.
Why is t silent in often?
A: The short answer is that the “t” in many words is silent because it’s too difficult or awkward to pronounce and has become assimilated into the surrounding consonants. As we said in our blog posting about “often,” the word can be properly pronounced either with or without a “t” sound.
Should you pronounce the L in Almond?
Is it or is it not pronounced? A: The “l” in “almond” was silent until very recently. More recent standard dictionaries say we can now properly pronounce “almond” either with or without the “l” sound.
What is a correct pronunciation?
Pronunciation is the way in which a word or a language is spoken. This may refer to generally agreed-upon sequences of sounds used in speaking a given word or language in a specific dialect (“correct pronunciation”) or simply the way a particular individual speaks a word or language.
Why is Nike pronounced Nikey?
The brand Nike is pronounced Nik-ey, after the Greek Goddess of Victory in mythology. And if you don’t believe us, the news was confirmed by chairman Phillip Knight in 2014 after two fans just couldn’t handle the uncertainty any more.
What are the most mispronounced words?
Here are 20 of the most commonly mispronounced words in English, and how to say them right.
- 1 Pronunciation. Ironically, many people mispronounce this word!
- 2 Cupboard.
- 3 Epitome.
- 4 Salmon/almond.
- 5 Library/February.
- 6 Definitely.
- 7 Ask.
- 8 Wednesday.
Do we say ofTen or ofen?
13 people pronounced it with silent t (ofen), and only 2 with strong t (ofTen). But all ESL teachers I know (U.S. native speakers) pronounce it with strong t (ofTen).
How do you pronounce GIF?
“It’s pronounced JIF, not GIF.” Just like the peanut butter. “The Oxford English Dictionary accepts both pronunciations,” Wilhite told The New York Times. “They are wrong. It is a soft ‘G,’ pronounced ‘jif.
Is T silent in listen?
The t in “listen” is pronounced. It is not silent.
Why is the T silent in buffet?
buffet (pronounced “BUF-fet”) = to hit someone with wind or water Pronunciation 1 comes from the French word “bufet”, which has a silent T. Pronunciation 2 comes from the French word “buffeter”, which has a pronounced T.
Is the T silent in exactly?
When the T and D sounds come between two other consonant sounds, many Americans will drop them. But when we add the -ly ending, it now comes between two consonants. You’ll hear a lot of native speakers say ‘exactly’, with no T sound. Exactly, exactly.