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Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by jae713, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. jae713

    jae713 Member

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    A teacher of mine was telling me that up north people say "the" pronounced "thee". Is saying "the" pronounced "Thugh" a southern thing?
     
  2. s land balla

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    The fu**?
     
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    For me at least, it's always been about what I'm saying.

    "thugh" Simpsons...

    I'm about to watch "thee" game.
     
  4. The Sensei

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    This is how they teach it here in Japan.

    It's all about the first letter of the word that follows the "the".

    Vowel --> "thee" (Get me the apple).
    Consonant --> "za" (Let's go to the park).
     
  5. WhoMikeJames

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    I say 'thugh' for everything.
     
  6. jae713

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    Yes, this makes sense. I say it different depending on the wod that follows also. i just didn't know there was an actual rule to it.
     
  7. Jontro

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    I'm with The Sensei.

    Depends on the next letter, if it's a consonant, I say "thugh"
    If it's a vowel, I say "thee"
     
  8. Xerobull

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    Thugh 4 Life!
     
  9. Roxs-Redemption

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    Fixed.

    I never knew Japanese are quite good at English. I sort they would lean on the Chinese side more. ;)
     
  10. rhino17

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    same.
     
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    I concur with The Sensei. I was never taught that particular rule, but that's just naturally how I pronounce it.
     
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    "thee" before A,E,I,O,U

    "thuh" before everything else
     
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    If I say something like "That was THEEE best game I have ever seen" I use "eee" - all other times I use "uh"
     
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    Yeah I saw "thugh" too I guess. I've never really payed attention but i guess I do.
     
  16. RedRedemption

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    Thee for emphasis.
    Thugh for the majority.
     
  17. RoxSqaud

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    I say "da".
     
  18. Slimjim19

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    This.
     
  19. meggoleggo

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    I largely use thu... Though I'll use thee in a few specific instances... Like THE Ohio State University.
     
  20. DOMINATOR

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    this thu south say thu or get out.
    damn yankees.
     

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