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What is the proper way to pronounce Wednesday?
« on: 18/02/2011 06:00:51 »
When I say it...it sounds like this looks:
Whensday or winsday...LOL.. so given the proper
Spelling of Wednesday... Is the "d" actually supposed to be silent or should it be heard or pronounced when spoken?


 

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« Reply #1 on: 18/02/2011 07:30:10 »
Conventionally, the d is silent in Wednesday. Of course, you could use the original version and call it Woden's Day.

It's like hotel. The proper way to say it is to drop the h, so, you don't actually stay in "a hotel", you stay in "an otel".

The Eagles get it right in "Welcome to the Otel California."
 

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« Reply #2 on: 18/02/2011 15:14:03 »
Then doesn't it follow as:

Such a lovely 'lace
Such a lovely 'ace

???
 

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« Reply #3 on: 18/02/2011 15:43:25 »
Then doesn't it follow as:

Such a lovely 'lace
Such a lovely 'ace

???

::)


I thought it was to do with 'Good King Wednes'! .... No, that don't seem right... ?
 

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« Reply #4 on: 18/02/2011 18:13:00 »
Then doesn't it follow as:

Such a lovely 'lace
Such a lovely 'ace

???

It only applies to "h", and AFAIK, only when preceded by the indefinite article.

Here we go!

http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/page/aoranhistoric/a-historic-event-or-an-historic-event;jsessionid=743DCFC9A845772488DFABF5CF252876

A better example in the US is herb. It's common to drop the "h", so it should be written as "an herb". It's easy when you get an ang of it.
« Last Edit: 18/02/2011 18:21:06 by Geezer »
 

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What is the proper way to pronounce Wednesday?
« Reply #5 on: 19/02/2011 14:04:44 »
Thanks everyone.. By Joe I think I ave it!
 

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What is the proper way to pronounce Wednesday?
« Reply #6 on: 20/02/2011 16:20:49 »
Thanks everyone.. By Joe I think I ave it!

Good! Now say, "The rayn in Spayn falls maynly on the plain!" :D
 

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« Reply #7 on: 20/02/2011 18:29:11 »
That ones easy! LOL....
"The rayn in Spayn falls maynly on the plain!"


LOL I just went to My fair lady at our local repertoire theater..It was a lovely performance and I had a good time!
 

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« Reply #8 on: 20/02/2011 21:20:19 »
In my neck of the woods, the correct pronunciation is "Owls".

http://www.swfc.co.uk/page/Home/0,,10304,00.html
 

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« Reply #9 on: 21/02/2011 00:43:03 »
Thanks everyone.. By Joe I think I ave it!

Good! Now say, "The rayn in Spayn falls maynly on the plain!" :D

OK - How's this?

"The wine in spine falls minely on the pline."

Also,

"In Artford, Ereford and Ampshire, urricanes ardly ever appen."
« Last Edit: 21/02/2011 00:48:51 by Geezer »
 

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What is the proper way to pronounce Wednesday?
« Reply #10 on: 21/02/2011 13:07:11 »
Look you lot, stop dropping your aitches, some poor bugger as to come around every nite to clear dem up and find summat to do wiv 'em. Ence we end up wiv words like

where instead of were

whhat instead of what

haitch instead of aitch

whether instead of weather

whimpy instead of wimpy

and, of course, some inane dipstick like me bubbling on about something utterly nonsensical.
 

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« Reply #11 on: 21/02/2011 23:45:44 »
LOL....LOL... And all for the love of Wednesday! hee hee hee....
 

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