(1) The pampas are still among the most fecund lands in the world. (2) It has now become clear how extraordinarily fecund a decade was the 1890s. (3) Indeed, many of the women were unusually fecund. (4) And its business, of course, at this fecund point of the year, was that of survival – survival and reproduction.
Which pronunciation of either is correct?
Using English phonetics, [ EE-ther ] and [ AHY-ther ] are both correct. As a side note, giving “th” a phonetic Z (or S or F or D) sound is a common mispronunciation that can be corrected with practice.
What is a correct pronunciation?
Pronunciation is the way in which a word or a language is spoken. This may refer to generally agreed-upon sequences of sounds used in speaking a given word or language in a specific dialect (“correct pronunciation“) or simply the way a particular individual speaks a word or language.
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