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post #1 of 39 (permalink) Old Oct 12th, 2012, 11:20 PM Thread Starter
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How do you pronounce "often"?

Both ways are correct but I learned to say it with the T silent. The other way kind of sounds strange to me.

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Re: How do you pronounce "often"?

Shouldn't there be a poll?

I am using "t", but it's very silent. It's almost impossible to describe how I pronounce it

EDIT: oh, and we have a poll
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Do people really pronounce the t?Never heard of that

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Re: How do you pronounce "often"?

Offten
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Do people really pronounce the t?Never heard of that
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Re: How do you pronounce "often"?

Always pronounce the t.
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Do people really pronounce the t?Never heard of that
They're both correct. I pronounce it offen though.

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Re: How do you pronounce "often"?

Now that I see both I can't remember. I think I say Offen.
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Re: How do you pronounce "often"?

I have never heard of OFFTEN with a audible "T" in my social circle (mostly guys speaking RP). It always OFFEN or probably T unaudibly. Is this chav speak?

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Somewhere in between Offten and Offen if you know what I mean

I voted Offen though



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Re: How do you pronounce "often"?

I think I say it differently at different times.

I do the same with "address" (noun).

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Re: How do you pronounce "often"?

The way it's spelled .
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Good point, Ah-aron.

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Good point, Ah-aron.

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Good point, Ah-aron.
Names are sometimes a different kettle of fish.

Would anyone think Le-a is pronounced "Ledasha" (if such a person actuall exists )?
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