Answer to English Grammar Question 35

Why is the second "i" in the word aluminium silent?

From member: sascha in Germany


Answer

This is geographical, Sascha. If you speak with an American you will hear it with the second 'i' silent but if you speak with an English person or an Australian you will hear the second 'i' pronounced. English pronunciation is not one of the easiest things to understand for second language learners!



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