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Do you pronounce "toward" with one or two syllables? Dictionary.com says one. Has my English been out of step with the rest of the world?

Also, do you pronounce the t in kitchen? I argue it's there. My grade 2 teacher says no. It's time I lay this to rest.

If Mrs Laforet is still alive, imma gonna prank call her.

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With two. I think with one is an Americanism (but I could be wrong -- pretty sure everyone here says it with two. Also we add an 's' to the end).

How else can you say kitchen without pronouncing the t? Kishen?

You should totally prank call her, and just repeat 'kitchen' over and over.

Edited at 2015-03-13 03:06 pm (UTC)

I noticed this because untoward is pronounced "un-tawrd" on dictionary.com . I think this is wrong.

See...when it's untoward I almost always do un-tow-ord. But toward is just tward.

Yeah, I pronounce untoward with three distinct syllables too.

Toward as one, most of the time (I argue that one can take poetic license with that).

Kitchen...the t is very faint, but there.

Do you pronounce hard ts in button?

It's not a hard t, but a distinct pause. But the rest is sloppy, I guess, "Butn".

My accent is a hybrid of US and Canadian influences, eh?


I'm not sure where the break is region-wise, but d's slightly stronger accent means he pronounces button as butt-in (very distinct ts) while everyone else I know does the glottal flop thing so it's a very soft t. Butn.

I can't judge "tawrd", as I'm lazy with the syllables. Honestly, I didn't realize the 2nd syllable in Dorothy until later in life. I kind of thought it was "Darr-thee". And Wizard of Oz, they clearly pronounce the 2nd syllable, so I don't know where I picked that up. And many people say "pam-plet" instead of "pam-flet". But that's their per-aw-guh-tive.

Normally, I pronounce it with one syllable.

The "t" in kitchen is silent.

Northwest Indiana.

And, as we are talking about silent letters, the "s" in "Illinois" is silent, too.

Tell that to Sufjan Stevens, hoosier!


Two syllables but very slurry. Almost but not quite t'ward

Way to sit on the fence, lady! Haha


Tuh-WARD. (Schwa in the unstressed syllable.). I don't know if the "t" is silent. It's not there as a "t," but it's part of the "ch" sound, like in "pitch." But then, that rhymes with "rich." So, yeah, I guess it is silent.

You're fancy. Do you syllablize suffixes, ie, "...like a strip-ed pair of pants." My sister does. And she very distinctly pronounces the t in kit-ten.


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My family is all over the place. And my dad and his sister have their own separate and unique pronunciations. My aunt drops the starting h like she has an english or french accent. ie, 'otel . Yet, her vowel pronounciation isn't either.

My dad?

worm = warm
aquarium = ack-warry-um
glass of melk

There is a distinct county farmer accent here. But only some people have it. Even in the same family. I've yet to figure it out.

I should record my voice so people know how I actually sound. I'll have to fill it with Canadianisms, eh? "The Leafs' lass game was somethn' broodle" "I'll have two eggs, side by each" "Dee udder day I was looking for my 'ockey stick and I looked in da closet, and dere she was, gone!"



PLEASE DO THIS. I love hearing people's accents.

The t in kitchen is quite strongly pironounced. Toward is one syllable.

Darn autocorrect makes me spell worse than I normally would.

One syllable and yes to the "t"!

I say "too ward", and "kihchin"

2 syllables, definitely a "t" sound. You are right, dismiss the haters. ;)

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