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"I" before "E", except after "C"! ... How do you pronounce the word "neither" then?

I've never paid attention to that, but I think I say "n -ee- ther", which would be wrong then.
What do you say? Neether or neither?

 
BeachMom81

Asked by BeachMom81 at 4:55 PM on Nov. 6, 2010 in Just for Fun

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Answers (13)
  • i think i say neeeeether more....but i do say niiiiether too..LOL
    alexis_06

    Answer by alexis_06 at 5:04 PM on Nov. 6, 2010

  • Comedian Brian Regan said it best:

    "I before e except after c and sounding like a in a neighboring way and on weekends and holidays and all throughout May YOU'LL ALWAYS BE WRONG NO MATTER WHAT YOU SAY!!!!"
    — Brian Regan
    Izsarejman

    Answer by Izsarejman at 5:50 PM on Nov. 6, 2010

  • when two vowels come together the first one says it's name.
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 4:56 PM on Nov. 6, 2010

  • I say NEETHer
    dancinintherain

    Answer by dancinintherain at 4:56 PM on Nov. 6, 2010

  • nEither
    bOat
    sEal

    of course it doesn't work every time but what 'rules' do.
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 4:58 PM on Nov. 6, 2010

  • If you actually look in the dictionary, either (or eether) pronunciation is correct.
    ceallaigh

    Answer by ceallaigh at 4:58 PM on Nov. 6, 2010

  • I learned Oxford English at school. Isn't it weird, that they have different rules? After all it's the same language.
    BeachMom81

    Comment by BeachMom81 (original poster) at 5:03 PM on Nov. 6, 2010

  • Not all of the "rules" are always correct.
    kiansmom0423

    Answer by kiansmom0423 at 5:08 PM on Nov. 6, 2010

  • I'm British and I say "ni-ther".

    beeky

    Answer by beeky at 5:33 PM on Nov. 6, 2010

  • I say "NY-ther" and "EYE-ther"
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 6:31 PM on Nov. 6, 2010