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Old 01-12-2017, 01:00 AM
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The English word "enjoy" should be pronounced by: en-joy or in-joy??

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Why not en-joy? That's how people in my neck of the woods pronounce it.
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Why not en-joy? That's how people in my neck of the woods pronounce it.
i was confused by some people saying in-joy is the correct way to pronounce.

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In some regional accents, like the South, the "en-" is pronounced harder and does sound like "in-".
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What Tom said.
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In some regional accents, like the South, the "en-" is pronounced harder and does sound like "in-".


South and Midwest also pushes the 'eh' sound of the letter 'e' into an 'ih' sound.

I cringe a little every time I hear 'git' instead of 'get'.



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I just know it's a positive thing when I hear it. :-)
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In the UK we lean towards the 'in' rather than 'en'.
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It was always en-joy in my neck of the woods.
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I've said enough times in my head now that I am going "en" joy. "Injoyment" and "anjoyment" don't sound right. Accents and dialects aside I think we're on the same page.

Y'all have a nice day,eh!
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In the UK we lean towards the 'in' rather than 'en'.
OK, I think I got the right answer:

http://dictionary.cambridge.org/pron.../english/enjoy
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In the UK we lean towards the 'in' rather than 'en'.
We also pronounce 'herb' like 'house' and 'hill.' Why, you may ask? Well, I may be wrong, but I suspect it's because someone saw fit to stick an 'h' at the beginning!
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We also pronounce 'herb' like 'house' and 'hill.' Why, you may ask? Well, I may be wrong, but I suspect it's because someone saw fit to stick an 'h' at the beginning!
Come on now, I know you're a Northerner, its ouse and ill
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I pronounce it "dig"
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