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patricia92243 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-05-07 10:40 AM
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11. Interesting. I did not know this. Reckon I can change at age 63? Not that I ever say short-lived....
But just in case - I'll be ready - lol :)
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  -How do you pronounce short-lived? pokerfan  May-05-07 06:48 AM   #0 
  - I as in if  Connonym   May-05-07 07:16 AM   #1 
  - "i" as in "eye"  PelosiFan   May-05-07 07:18 AM   #2 
  - Why?  YellowRubberDuckie   May-05-07 07:28 AM   #3 
     - The long "I" is correct and is the first pronunciation... The short "i" as in "if" is the alternate.  PelosiFan   May-05-07 07:34 AM   #4 
        - Interesting. I did not know this. Reckon I can change at age 63? Not that I ever say short-lived....  patricia92243   May-05-07 10:40 AM   #11 
           - LOL! It's just one of those words I looked up when I was a kid,  PelosiFan   May-05-07 10:45 AM   #13 
              - Some people consider it a pet peeve  pokerfan   May-05-07 06:20 PM   #21 
                 - Those with grammar peeves should take a chill pill.  SmokingJacket   May-05-07 06:40 PM   #22 
  - 'i' as in 'if'  philosophie_en_rose   May-05-07 08:32 AM   #5 
  - If (nt)  bigwillq   May-05-07 09:19 AM   #6 
  - I as in "if".  NewWaveChick1981   May-05-07 09:19 AM   #7 
  - Correctly.  whoisalhedges   May-05-07 10:21 AM   #8 
  - IF --- Not EYE  Karenca   May-05-07 10:28 AM   #9 
  - It has not replaced it. The Long I is still the primary and correct pronunciation.  PelosiFan   May-05-07 10:32 AM   #10 
     - It has not replaced it yet, but it is an accepted pronunciation.  Gormy Cuss   May-05-07 10:45 AM   #14 
     - Yes, I realize that the second pronunciation is also acceptable.  PelosiFan   May-05-07 10:48 AM   #15 
        - Let's call the whole thing off.  Gormy Cuss   May-05-07 11:01 AM   #19 
     - Short i is now the more commonly used pronunciation than the long i  Karenca   May-05-07 10:50 AM   #16 
        - From one of my links above, 43% use the short i and 38 the long with 18 considering both acceptable  PelosiFan   May-05-07 10:54 AM   #17 
  - Short-lived as in political promises?  bushwentawol   May-05-07 10:44 AM   #12 
  - Short 'i'  1gobluedem   May-05-07 10:55 AM   #18 
  - liv'd as in iv'd, and so: "Ney, though ever so vital he lived a short life..."  bridgit   May-05-07 11:02 AM   #20 
  - 'But, moooooom,  Oeditpus Rex   May-05-07 06:41 PM   #23 
  - Ch-ay-n-ee  Pacifist Patriot   May-05-07 06:43 PM   #24 
  - This word used to drive a friend of mine nuts  Suich   May-05-07 08:51 PM   #25 
 

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