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Pedro y La Torre

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English (Ireland)
If Americans pronounce buoy as "boo-ee" instead of the Anglo-Irish-Australian "boy" would a sentence like "the life vest buoyed him up" come out as "the life vest boo-eed him up"?
 
  • lablady

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    English - USA
    I'm sure there's a previous thread, Pedro - I just can't find it...
    This one Loob? I'm not 100% sure it answer's Pedro's question, though.

    I'm thinking the answer to the question would be, yes. The life vest boo-eed him up. (Note JamesM's response- #14 in the attached thread) It may be regional, even within the US.
     

    cuchuflete

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    EEUU-inglés
    Given the lengthy prior thread about pronunciations of buoy (Like Loob, I knew it was floating around here somewhere. Thanks to lablady for finding it.), and the digression into boyancy, this thread is closed.
     
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