Do you pronounce the T in trait?
The typical American pronunciation of trait is /ʈɹeɪt̚/ (the diacritic on the final /t/ shows that the stop is unreleased), while tray is /ʈɹeɪ/.
What does trait mean?
1a : a distinguishing quality (as of personal character) curiosity is one of her notable traits. b : an inherited characteristic. 2a : a stroke of or as if of a pencil.
How do you pronounce this word straight?
What word takes 3 hours to say?
All told, the full chemical name for the human protein titin is 189,819 letters, and takes about three-and-a-half hours to pronounce.
What is Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia?
Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia is one of the longest words in the dictionary — and, in an ironic twist, is the name for a fear of long words. Sesquipedalophobia is another term for the phobia.
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