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Words which can sometimes be said as two OR three syllables

Postby Butterfield on Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:05 pm

When I was baking my aforementioned cheese on toast the other day, I said to the person whom I was with "Do you want the standard cheese or the "ma-choo-a"? To which they replied "Don't you mean "mat-yure". :bash:

Now, I did feel rather annoyed at being corrected on how I speak but it also made me realise that I perhaps sound a little local at times. Also, it make me think of other words which perhaps can be said with varying amounts of syllables.

And, erm, I can only think of two others right now:

Family - "Fam-ly" or "Fam-i-ly"

Daniel - "Dan-yul" or "Dan-y-ul"

Anyone else care to join in with these thought-provoking... thoughts? :bookworm:
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Re: Words which can sometimes be said as two OR three syllables

Postby Call_of_the_Wendigo on Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:11 pm

Wembley - "Wem-bli" or "Wem-buh-li".
Library - "Lie-bri" or "lie-bruh-ri".

Butterfield wrote:When I was baking my aforementioned cheese on toast...

Surely, by definition, you can't bake toast? :dunno:
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Re: Words which can sometimes be said as two OR three syllables

Postby Butterfield on Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:35 pm

There's also no such word as articule but that doesn't stop you using it. :eviltongue:

February - "Feb-ru-ary" or "Feb-u-ry". I used to say the latter, now I actually say it like "Feb-ru-ry". :eyecrazy:
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Re: Words which can sometimes be said as two OR three syllables

Postby Call_of_the_Wendigo on Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:38 pm

I've got it down to two syllables. I pronounce it "Febry". :bowtie:
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Re: Words which can sometimes be said as two OR three syllables

Postby Call_of_the_Wendigo on Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:40 pm

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Re: Words which can sometimes be said as two OR three syllables

Postby Butterfield on Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:45 pm

Then you should put the accent on the end. :eviltongue:

articulé

And I can get February down to just the one syllable - "Feb". :bowtie:
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