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Pronunciation 2.0

My crusade against bad pronunciation continues. SEMIFINAL – sem-ee-final NOT: semma-final or sem-eye-final, as they say on Tennis Channel and ESPN OFTEN — off-en (“t” is silent) NOT: off-ten JEWELRY — jew-el-ry NOT: jew-ler-y STRENGTH – streng-th NOT: strenth A … Continue reading

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Only one way to say semifinal

If you watched the U.S. Open Tennis Championship, you heard the word “semifinal” pronounced in several ways. Will someone please tell these commentators that this is the correct way to say the word? See link below. http://oald8.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/dictionary/semi-final Semmee-final YES Semma-final … Continue reading

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