occasional observations on English pronunciation features, phonetics, teaching and learning
Wednesday, 22 July 2015
Is an experiment an expieriment?
Many of my German students of English who claim to speak GB pronounce experiment as /e/ɪ/əkspɪrɪme/ənt/. Why? They either think of experience or picked up the GA pronunciation variant /-spɪr-/. This variant is attested in LPD3 and Merriam-Webster Online, but not in EPD18.