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Why ''Dear'' sometimes being pronounced as ''D-yar'' and sometimes as ''Deer''?
Apr 13, 2011 6:32 PM
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Personal choice, maybe some regional influence. They're not so separate that you could classify them by country. I use the "deer" pronunciation, but if I slip into my Q'lander accent it's quite different (but still recognisable as "dear").
April 14, 2011
accents are applicable here with the pronunciation depending upon who is speaking, etc. This word is also a 'synonym' - 'Deer' is an animal, while 'Dear' is referred to as someone that is 'dear' to us(i.e.-friend, family member, etc). Examples - "My family is very dear to my heart". "My dear friend bought me lunch".
April 14, 2011
I've never heard it pronounced d-yar, and I'm British. It would be in old fashioned English but in modern English "deer" is universal.
April 14, 2011
''D-yar'' UK/AUS accent, "Deer" US accent? Correct me if I am wrong :)
April 13, 2011
Different accents!
April 13, 2011
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