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Monday - [mandi] or [mandei] How should I say day of weeks correct? F. ex. Sunday [sandi] or [sandei]. In British English.
Nov 17, 2016 8:25 PM
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For questions like this, Forvo is a good resource: http://forvo.com/word/monday/ http://forvo.com/word/sunday/#en Keep in mind that in English, we usually use "u" to represent the sound usually represented by "a" in other European languages ("a" usually makes us think of the vowel from "cat"), so Monday and Sunday would be pronounced [sundei] and [mundei] respectively. In IPA these would be /ˈmʌndeɪ/ and /ˈsʌndeɪ/.
November 17, 2016
Both are acceptable. 'mʌndi is more informal and not everyone says it (I don't). If you're aiming for a professional sounding accent, then I recommend -deɪ
November 17, 2016
According to the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English (I just checked minutes ago), either pronunciation is possible with each of the seven days of the week in British English: Sunday /'sʌndi, -deɪ/, Monday /'mʌndi, -deɪ/, etc.
November 17, 2016
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