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Autor:  Kirk Terry
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Data:  25/JUL/2002 11:52 AM
Assunto:  Re: Pronunciation of the article
 
Mensagem:  In North American English (or any other English I've heard), the only time you would use the [ey] pronunciation would be in stressing the indefinite nature of the noun modified. He is _a_ coach, not _the_ coach. (He is a coach, but not the coach that the speaker is referring to in preceding conversation.) She is _a_ teacher, not _the_ teacher. (Same thing.) In these phrases, "the" is pronounced [thi:] instead of unstressed schwa. Also, it's totally common to hear both of these articles unstressed as vowels, yet stressed as words. These are the only instances of the [ey] pronunciation I can think of. I would advise students to never pronounce it this way. Hope that helps. Regards, Kirk (Chicago, Illinois)


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Pronunciation of the article "A&a  –  José Roberto  23/JUL/2002, 12:26 PM
 Re: Pronunciation of the article  –  Kirk Terry  25/JUL/2002, 11:52 AM
Re: Pronunciation of the article  –  José Roberto  26/JUL/2002, 9:44 AM

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