During the first weeks of a new semester I ask my phonetics students (aka young professionals) to come and see me for a diagnostic pron test. This morning a young lady came to see me and I had her read my list of words, phrases and sentences. One of the latter is a double idiom:
He has a finger in every pie.
1. Where would you normally place the main stress - on finger, every or pie?
2. In case you don't know or are insecure - which general purpose, monolingual English dictionary would you consult?
3. How did my guinea pig pronounce the sentence?
The answers will be put online in a jiffy.
PS: Sorry for my extended silence, but I had (and still have) a lot of things to do which were/are of first priority.
Here are the answers:
2. Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
3. /hi hæz ə fɪŋə ʔɪn evərɪ piː/
You probably understand why she brightened my day, don't you?