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    Just practicing my presentation, which is tomorow, :afraid:.

    How do you say and pronounce the word LETHARGY? Dont laugh.

    Love BlueAngel xxxx
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    leth-a-gee

    I think
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    (Original post by VixenIW)
    leth-a-gee

    I think
    Can anyone confirm this?
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    (Original post by VixenIW)
    leth-a-gee

    I think
    Indeed, it is leth-a-gee.

    Comes from Lethargic? Le-thar-gic.
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    (Original post by BlueAngel)
    Can anyone confirm this?

    Assuming you have an ordinary English accent, it's leth-a-gee; the 'a' should be a schwa technically, representing the sort of sound you find at the end of the word 'sofa'.
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    Thanks guys I kept thinking it was leth a jey
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    It's pronounced 'leth-ar-jy'

    The 'g' is soft, as in 'garage'.
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    (Original post by afireinside©)
    Indeed, it is leth-a-gee.

    Comes from Lethargic? Le-thar-gic.

    Other way round; the adjective is derived from the noun.
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    There's an "r" in it.
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    confusion - is it jee as in jam? or gee as in gray?
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    (Original post by G4ry)
    There's an "r" in it.

    Most English accents are non-rhotic; the 'r' is pronounced as a schwa; Americans and the Irish tend to pronounce their 'r's though.
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    (Original post by BlueAngel)
    confusion - is it jee as in jam? or gee as in gray?
    Jam. Soft g.
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    le-thar-gee
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    (Original post by svidrigailov)
    Jam. Soft g.
    Yep.
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    leth-er-gee

    This is a southern pronounciation though
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    http://www.hyperdictionary.com/dictionary/lethargy

    Pronunciation: 'lethurjee :eek: :eek: different to what you're all saying.
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    (Original post by BlueAngel)
    http://www.hyperdictionary.com/dictionary/lethargy

    Pronunciation: 'lethurjee :eek: :eek: different to what you're all saying.
    That's basically what I said!
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    (Original post by svidrigailov)
    Jam. Soft g.
    I dont understand, sorry, whats a soft g????
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    Posh = leth-arrrrr-gee
    Mancunian = leth-a-gee
    Southern = leth-errrrr-gee

    Take your pick :p:
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    (Original post by kew96158)
    That's basically what I said!
    That would be the American pronunciation. The Oxford English Dictionary has the 'r' sound silent, in keeping with standard Received Pronunciation.
 
 
 
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