23757Re: [Czechlist] Re: TERM:THANKS coach/bus, NEW tiny
- Sep 6, 2004On Monday, September 6, 2004, at 03:00 AM, Hana Viansová wrote:
> And another thing - one of my students says that his American friendsWhat, you didn't believe me the first time?! As I said in my original
> correct his pronunciation of the word TINY. He pronounces it TAI (as
> in why)
> while they say it should be TEENI. As far as I can recall, I´ve always
> people say it the first way. Is either way possible? Is it perhaps a
> thing somewere?
e-mail on "coach-bus", there is something seriously wrong with those
Americans. Your student is pronouncing "tiny" correctly, [taini].
"Teeny" [ti:ni] is a different word. It is informal, and it means
something smaller than tiny. It's not a local thing. Your student's
American friends are ignorant.
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