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on-vel-ope OR n-vel-ope

How is envelope supposed to be pronounced?

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allfiller

Asked by allfiller at 4:45 PM on Aug. 4, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • i say on-vel-ope
    Mommy2JoshNJake

    Answer by Mommy2JoshNJake at 4:45 PM on Aug. 4, 2010

  • n we had this discussion @ work yesterday...
    bumblebeestingu

    Answer by bumblebeestingu at 4:46 PM on Aug. 4, 2010

  • I say en-vel-ope because well, that's how it's spelled lol. :)-
    kksmomma1019

    Answer by kksmomma1019 at 4:48 PM on Aug. 4, 2010

  • I alternate between the two pronunciations. Both pronunciations are in my dictionary.
    SWasson

    Answer by SWasson at 4:49 PM on Aug. 4, 2010

  • Heres what wiki says...

    It is considered correct to pronounce it either "IN-vah-lope" or "AHN-vah-lope."
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    OHN-veh-lope, or EN-veh-lope, are the common pronunciations in Britain and Australia.


    allfiller

    Comment by allfiller (original poster) at 4:49 PM on Aug. 4, 2010

  • Actually according the Webster's, either are acceptable!


    teacher

    WoodWitch

    Answer by WoodWitch at 4:50 PM on Aug. 4, 2010

  • either
    elizabr

    Answer by elizabr at 4:51 PM on Aug. 4, 2010

  • nvelope for me thank you.
    louise2

    Answer by louise2 at 4:54 PM on Aug. 4, 2010

  • Yes, en-ve-lope for me - I pronounce the e but then I'm Welsh so can't say it any other way
    Eddy_G

    Answer by Eddy_G at 4:56 PM on Aug. 4, 2010

  • n-vel-ope
    TikkiNippets

    Answer by TikkiNippets at 4:57 PM on Aug. 4, 2010

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