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Call me Eild  [message #74211] Wed, 28 March 2018 08:08 Go to next message
timmy   United Kingdom

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Location: UK, in Devon
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I am enjoying Call me Eild.  How is our hero to be pronounced?
  1. Eeled?
  2. Aisled
  3. Eeeed?
  4. Eyed?
  5. Something else entirely?

Enquiring minds need to know!



Inconsistent use of capital letters is the difference between Bobby helping Uncle Jack off a horse, AND Bobby helping uncle jack off a horse!
Re: Call me Eild  [message #74214 is a reply to message #74211] Wed, 28 March 2018 10:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
cm is currently offline  cm   United Kingdom

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Location: Somerset
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...in my head it's pronounced 'Aild'....but I don't suppose he'd mind too much how you said it...
Re: Call me Eild  [message #74218 is a reply to message #74211] Thu, 29 March 2018 22:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
American_Alex   United States

Getting started
Location: New York, upstate
Registered: October 2017
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Seems to break the rule:
"I before E, except after C....."
so, if the rule; "When 2 vowels go walking, the first one does the talking" applies, it's EE-ild

[Updated on: Thu, 29 March 2018 22:55]




"Able was I ere I saw Elba"
Re: Call me Eild  [message #74220 is a reply to message #74218] Thu, 29 March 2018 23:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
cm is currently offline  cm   

Toe is in the water
Location: Somerset
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...but 'veil' is pronounced 'vail' not ' veel'....     :)
Re: Call me Eild  [message #74221 is a reply to message #74211] Fri, 30 March 2018 06:57 Go to previous message
William King is currently offline  William King   France

Toe is in the water

Registered: October 2016
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Turn the volume up and listen  
https://educalingo.com/fr/dic-en/eild

It's Eild with an I
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