Is the L silent 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.
How do you pronounce IKEA?
Americans have been pronouncing the name of the Swedish furniture store Ikea all wrong, “Today” found out. Instead of emphasizing the the first letter and saying “eye-kee-ah,” the way the word was intended to be pronounced is apparently “ee-kay-uh.”
How do you pronounce Asda?
2 syllables: “AZ” + “duh”
How is Aunt pronounced?
But, seriously, the word “aunt” has two correct pronunciations: ANT (like the insect) and AHNT. Both pronunciations are given, in that order, in The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language (4th ed.) and Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary (11th ed.).
Is the U silent in aunt?
The proper dictionary pronunciation does NOT pronounce the U in aunt. It’s simply ant.
How do New Yorkers pronounce aunt?
I moved to nyc from the boston area 30 years ago. I noticed ‘aunt’ is pronounced ‘ant’ here by some native nyers. I always pronounced it ‘aww-nt.
How is Audi pronounced?
“Since Audi is so close to the word ‘audio,’ we often hear our name pronounced, ‘Aw-dee,’ but to set the record straight, the official pronunciation is ‘Ow-dee’ similar to ‘howdy’ or ‘outie’ like the belly button!” So there you have it, folks.
Is it pronounced Nike or Nikey?
Nike chairman Phillip Knight has confirmed that it’s “Nikey” not “Nike”, meaning I’ve essentially been talking nonsense for years. The great pronunciation debate, second only to that of ‘gif’ and ‘jif’, came to a head after Knight was sent a letter asking him to circle the correct way of saying the brand name.
Is Audi a German car?
And yes, it is a German car company. Both the Volkswagen and Audi car companies have headquarters in Germany. They are both producers of German luxury cars and offices all over the world promote the sale of popular models like Audi Suvs.
Why is it called Audi?
AUDI AG is a German company which produces cars under the Audi brand. It is part of the Volkswagen Group. The name Audi is based on a Latin translation of the surname of the founder August Horch, itself the German word for “listen!” Audi is headquartered in Ingolstadt, Germany.