(Entry 1 of 3) 1 : the formal examination before a competent tribunal of the matter in issue in a civil or criminal cause in order to determine such issue. 2a : the action or process of trying or putting to the proof : test.
How do we pronounce 2020?
The year 2020 will be “twenty-twenty,” and the year 2115 will be “twenty-one-fifteen.”
Do you pronounce the L in Almond?
A: The “l” in “almond” was silent until very recently. That’s the only pronunciation given in my old 1956 printing of the unabridged Webster’s New International Dictionary of the English Language (2d ed.). More recent standard dictionaries say we can now properly pronounce “almond” either with or without the “l” sound.
Do Americans pronounce the L in Almond?
A dig around discussion forums confirms the silent “L” is a regional thing in the U.S. as in the U.K. Some Americans ignore the “L” in foods like salmon and almond, and others give them the full wellie, saying SAL-mon and ALL-mond. (Personally, and I’m British, I use no “L” in either word.
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