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Brahman
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Rennet

Post by Brahman » Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:03 am

Dear teacher,

I learnt to pronounce "rennet" as "renei", with a silent "t". I don't know how I came to learn it, however.

Almost all the dictionaries I have just consulted do not have my pronunciation at all. (How embarrassing!) Is my pronunciation of the word archaic or obsolete? (By the way, I do not pronounce the last "t" in the word "trait": is my pronunciation of "rennet" the same as this word, too?).

Thank you for answering my question.

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Joe
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Re: Rennet

Post by Joe » Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:01 am

trait coming from French can be pronounced without or with the final t

I don't know if there is any French connection with rennet. The normal pronunciation is with the final t: /ˈrɛnɪt/

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