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A poll on pronunciation

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Poll #245210 pronunciation

I pronounce "niche" as

neesh
30(71.4%)
nitch
10(23.8%)
something else
2(4.8%)

I pronounce "route" as

root (rhymes with "boot")
29(70.7%)
rowt (rhymes with "trout")
9(22.0%)
something else
3(7.3%)

I pronounce "dynasty" as

DINN-uh-stee
15(35.7%)
DIE-nuh-stee
26(61.9%)
something else
1(2.4%)

I pronounce "missile" as

MISS-isle (second syllable rhymes with "isle" or "aisle" or "while")
17(40.5%)
MISS-le (rhymes with "thistle" or the first part of "mistletoe")
25(59.5%)
something else
0(0.0%)

I pronounce "fissile" (capable of undergoing nuclear fission) as

FISS-isle
27(71.1%)
FISS-le
11(28.9%)
something else
0(0.0%)

I pronounce "nuclear" as

NOO-klee-er
26(61.9%)
NYOO-klee-er
15(35.7%)
NOO-cyoo-ler
0(0.0%)
NYOO-cyoo-ler
1(2.4%)
NOO-coo-ler
0(0.0%)
something else
0(0.0%)

I pronounce the name of the chemical element that has the symbol "Al" as

a-loo-MIN-ee-um
8(19.0%)
a-lyoo-MIN-ee-um
7(16.7%)
a-LOO-mih-num
26(61.9%)
something else
1(2.4%)

I pronounce "sue" (to bring a lawsuit against) as

soo
36(85.7%)
syoo
5(11.9%)
something else
1(2.4%)

I pronounce the name "Sue" as

soo
39(92.9%)
syoo
3(7.1%)
something else
0(0.0%)

I pronounce the name "Susan" as

SOO-zuhn
37(88.1%)
SYOO-zuhn
0(0.0%)
something else
5(11.9%)

Consider the three words "Mary", "marry", and "merry". Do you

pronounce them all the same
18(43.9%)
pronounce "Mary" and "marry" the same, distinct from "merry"
6(14.6%)
pronounce "Mary" and "merry" the same, distinct from "marry"
0(0.0%)
pronounce "marry" and "merry" the same, distinct from "Mary"
1(2.4%)
pronounce them all differently
16(39.0%)
something else
0(0.0%)

The name "Murray" is pronounced

like "Mary"
0(0.0%)
like "marry"
0(0.0%)
like "merry"
0(0.0%)
like "Marie"
2(4.9%)
like none of those four
39(95.1%)

I pronounce "cot" and "caught"

the same
14(33.3%)
differently
28(66.7%)

The vowel sounds in "father" and "bother" are

the same
21(50.0%)
different
21(50.0%)

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