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proper pronunciation of length

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pronunciation of length/strength etc.

Postby Bailey » Thu Nov 30, 2006 12:20 pm

I've heard both pronunciations, how do you pronounce it and please give your location or where you learned English, and if you say 'lenth', please tell us how you pronounce English. Thank you

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Postby skinem » Thu Nov 30, 2006 2:24 pm

With a 'g' here. Learned English in the south and west.
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Postby Perry » Thu Nov 30, 2006 2:47 pm

I also pronounce the Gs. (I mean jeez, who doesn't :lol: )
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Postby Bailey » Thu Nov 30, 2006 5:03 pm

who doesn't? Why people from the Iron-range in Minnesota I went to college with a few and we tried in vain to change their lenth and strenth to length and strength, but to no avail.

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Postby gailr » Thu Nov 30, 2006 8:36 pm

According to Merriam Webster:
Pronunciation: 'le[ng](k)th, 'len(t)th and 'stre[ng](k)th, 'stren(t)th.


I grew up in the midwest and learned the first options; however, I heard them pronounced more like 'lA[ng](k)th and 'strA[ng](k)th.

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Postby Ferrus » Thu Nov 30, 2006 10:26 pm

I have never heard any one pronounce it with anything but a 'g'.
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Re: pronunciation of length/strength etc.

Postby sluggo » Fri Dec 01, 2006 12:34 am

Bailey wrote:I've heard both pronunciations, how do you pronounce it and please give your location or where you learned English, and if you say 'lenth', please tell us how you pronounce English. Thank you

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Marcus I sure hope you mean the word "English", else someone's going to leave a long long dropping...
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Postby bnjtokyo » Fri Dec 01, 2006 6:06 am

I pronounce both with a velar nasal, and I grew up in the central valley of California. Both parent grew up in the LA area.
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Re: pronunciation of length/strength etc.

Postby Bailey » Fri Dec 01, 2006 11:13 am

sluggo wrote:
Marcus I sure hope you mean the word "English", else someone's going to leave a long long dropping...

of course I meant the word English, since it is the -eng- that is in question. I hear Lenth every so often and I wondered if the origin was broader than Just the iron range in Northern Minnesota.

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Re: pronunciation of length/strength etc.

Postby sluggo » Fri Dec 01, 2006 1:42 pm

Bailey wrote:
sluggo wrote:
Marcus I sure hope you mean the word "English", else someone's going to leave a long long dropping...

of course I meant the word English, since it is the -eng- that is in question...


Yeah ...sorry, 'twas a bad and rhetorical joke.

Then there's the sort-of opposite effect, where in a word like singer the G comes out as in "linger" instead of being ennasalised (I just made that term up (I think) ) (and what of the recent monger?). Not sure what US regionality this use belies but I used to hear the late George Harrison do it, for one.

On an unrelated note, yesterday I heard my mother split her time between pronouncing and not pronouncing the L in salmon. I've heard one other person (from Norfolk) do this. And my brother, all by hisself, likes to do the L in folk. More polls!
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Postby Bailey » Fri Dec 01, 2006 2:53 pm

I'm sorry; I really shouldda been more explicit, I was really looking for the pronunciation of eng solely, not ing which, btw, Bubba never says correctly as an ending but always pronounces as -in'-. sigh

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Postby Perry » Sun Dec 03, 2006 9:14 pm

I just recalled that Bullwinkle used to say to Rocky:

"Hey Rocky! Watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat."

He would then pull out a lion, and exclaim, "Hmm, don't know my own strenth."
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