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Learners of English are told that the word "the" has two pronunciations: (IPA: ðə) and (IPA: ði ).
Could a native English speaker confirm the correct pronunciation of "the" in the following cases:
(1) United States of America
(2) United Kingdom
(3) United Nations
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In all seven cases the pronunciation is (IPA: ðə), as in "thuh" not "thee".
Although they all start with a written
vowel (u), they also start with a consonant sound
This page should help:http://www.englishclub.com/pronunciation/the.htm
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