1 : the act of instituting. 2 : a significant practice, relationship, or organization in a society or culture the institution of marriage. 3 : an established organization or corporation especially of a public character specifically : a facility for the treatment or training of persons with mental deficiencies.
How do you say institutes?
How is a pronounced?
Does anyone know if there are rules governing the pronunciation of “a”? It’s either “AYE” or “UH”, depending on the word following.
Is it pronounced Nike or Nikey?
‘Nike‘ is pronounced ‘Nikey,’ sports giant chairman confirms.
Is the D silent in Wednesday?
Most Americans don’t pronounce the d in Wednesday. As it turns out, Wednesday actually has Germanic linguistic origins. It is derived from the Old English word, Wōdnesdæg, which honors the Germanic god Wodan.
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