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GUEST,DrWord BS: Pronunciation of 'The' (47) RE: BS: Pronunciation of 'The' 11 Feb 16

And how about the two pronunciations of "a"? Seems some folk, especially when orating, often when clearly uncomfortable with public speaking, shift [first sound in English 'ash'] to ā [like Canadian 'eh'] in an attempt to sound formal, but wind up sounding stilted. Wish I could point to some examples ~ Harper was guilty of it
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