Campbell Ritchie wrote:I have a little puzzle, getting them to pronounce English placenames, e.g. Gloucester and Leicester.
Cambridge, the city in East Anglia, not to be confused with the village in Gloucestershire which is pronounced differently.
the first syllable comes from “variable” and should therefore be pronounced to rhyme with fair.
Campbell Ritchie wrote:But infinite is usually pronounced in‑fie′‑night when you sing.
Frank Mi wrote:I still don't know how to pronounce "varargs"
Junilu Lacar wrote:Do you say ee noom or ee numb? I use the latter. And, yes, I know it's ee-noom-er-ay-shun but I say ee-numb anyway for the short version.
Round here it would be e′noom with a short oo as in book. And the longer word would be e-nUm-eration with the U a diphthong.
Ron McLeod wrote:. . . I've only ever heard and used ee-numb.
Andrew Spiteri wrote:You say var like a pirate saying arrrrrr, and then args, like the beginning of [arg]ument, with an s sound at the end.
Campbell Ritchie wrote:Round here it would be e′noom with a short oo as in book. And the longer word would be e-nUm-eration with the U a diphthong.
The name deque is short for "double ended queue" and is usually pronounced "deck".
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