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Old 08-22-2008, 04:12 PM   #31
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The pronunciations [ahy-ther] and [nahy-ther] with the /aɪ/[ahy] vowel of bite, occur occasionally for these words, chiefly in the speech of the educated and in the network standard English of radio and television. Both the /i/[ee] and /aɪ/[ahy] pronunciations existed in British English, and in the 19th century the /aɪ/[ahy] came to predominate in standard British speech. In American English, therefore, it reflects a recent borrowing from British speech rather than a survival from the time of early settlement, influenced as well by the ei spelling, which is pronounced as /aɪ/[ahy] in such words as height and stein.

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Old 08-29-2008, 04:52 AM   #32
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would ee-ther of you come down please?

Eye-there you or he do it.

Thing is, I don’t want eye-ther of them to go, ee-ther.

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