Author Topic: Pronounce "glacier"  (Read 280 times)

Offline Befuddled

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Pronounce "glacier"
« on: October 14, 2020, 12:21:22 AM »
So I was born in the US, where I learned "glacier" was pronounced "GLAY-sher". Then I moved to the UK and learned that it was pronounced "GLASS-ee-er". Now apparently the UK pronunciation is "GLAY-see-er"? When did that happen and how did I miss it?

Offline waive15

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Re: Pronounce "glacier"
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2020, 04:15:37 AM »
Hi, Befuddled,

No need to worry. 

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« Last Edit: October 15, 2020, 08:31:30 PM by waive15 »

Offline Befuddled

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Re: Pronounce "glacier"
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2020, 04:50:21 AM »
I had to go back and watch a David Attenborough clip to ensure I hadn't been pronouncing it wrong half my life.

Offline Rock100

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Re: Pronounce "glacier"
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2020, 02:19:38 PM »
> So I was born in the US, where I learned "glacier" was pronounced "GLAY-sher".
> Then I moved to the UK and learned that it was pronounced "GLASS-ee-er".
> Now apparently the UK pronunciation is "GLAY-see-er"? When did that happen and how did I miss it?
Hm… Rhotic pronunciation on the islands? I bet it is a slip of the keyboard or you are somewhere in between Somerset and Devon. And it looks like you do not travel a lot indeed. Yes, you need to drive several thousand miles in the US to encounter a frying pan, a skillet and even probably a spider. But you usually need to walk just a couple of blocks to hear glAHseeə-glAseeə-glAYseeə-glAsee-glAsyə-etc. in the UK. And if you decide to drive you shall hear more variants even with zh in between.