How do you pronounce the word "aunt?"
Apparently, most people seem to think there is a silent U.
Maybe it's akin to being color blind, like it's a "letter 'U' blindness" epidemic or something :-)
Really, it should be pronounced like "ow"
It should probably be pronounced "not" but where I'm from we say "ant"--California
Very simple. How do you pronounce taunt. Take away the first t and what do you have.
I always get funny looks because of it
We say Antie.
What's up Niza?!
Hello hello my dear! Last week, I was talking to one of my best friends about moving to San Diego and we decided that we want to do it so we are looking into our options and if it works out, we are totally having like a Spa Day when I get there!
We are seriously talking about it.
You must keep me posted!
Yeah we tend to say Auntie also even if they're not related to us haha. And yes, I will absofuckinglutely let you know WHEN (not if) we will be moving to San Diego. I hate L.A. and SF isn't really my scene either, SD just seems perfect!
It's so on :-)
More like awnt
haha are you from Jersey?
I've had friends that would say "ont", but I've always said "ant". I actually might have said "ont" until I lost my British accent, but if not for a few recordings I wouldn't even have known for sure I'd had one as a kid.
I would love to hear you with a British accent. My mom lost hers when she married my dad and moved to DC at 18 but her siblings and mother still live in London so they all have it. They all went to Oxford and everything, but I'm glad I live here.
It's gone, but it would come back as if I'd never left in about two days when I used to go to London regularly. I have a hard time finding it without being around others who have the accent. It just sounds a bit off.
I HATE the way the Druze from the mountains of Lebanon speak Arabic, it's just a very ugly and vulgar pronunciation of every effing word and a couple of my Druze friends do the same thing whenever they're on the phone with their grandparents. My best
friend from boarding school is from Arkansas and her southern drawl would come back whenever she would talk to another southerner. My mom has her own accent that sounds like nothing else so her Brit-speak doesn't return ever.
Most of my family is from New England and they all say ont. I say ant and they think it's hilarious
Pretty much, yes. We say not around here and ant cracks me up as well hehe
"Ont" I hate autocorrect
You can turn off autocorrect. (I found that made things worse, myself, but it would stop "corrections" like that.)
I have a feeling that I will be in the minority with pronouncing it like "ont"
Sounds like a grunt that way.
Hahaha my parents were raised in Europe and my whole entire family (both sides) live in Paris and London and I pronounce many words unlike everyone else. Garage, cashmere, Falafel, I say many words the proper way that most Americans do not say.
I'm from the UK, and I've started tripping over the word garage when saying it lately. I kinda switch pronunciation half way through.
And what's the different pronunciations of cashmere?
Cash-mere versus "caghe"-mere
I also say Auntie when speaking to an elder Lebanese woman who is not in fact realty to me at all. That's just standard protocol. The bonus is that you don't have to remember anyone's name is they're all just called Auntie hahahaha
*not in fact related to me*