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17-01-2020, 08:18   #31
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They are usually the stupid ones, insisting that there can only ever be one correct pronunciation. Ignoring the fact that thousands of words have two or more standard forms. The words Issue and Finance are just two examples.
Finance, the second "standard" form of which exists only on the broadcasts of RTE. You might as well argue that people saying "pacific" when they mean "specific" are using a standard form of the word
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Finance, the second "standard" form of which exists only on the broadcasts of RTE. You might as well argue that people saying "pacific" when they mean "specific" are using a standard form of the word
It's in the pronunciation guide in dictionaries. Some of them suggest a different pronunciation depending on whether it is being used as a noun or a transitive verb. Nothing to do with RTE. You might as well argue that every word can only ever have one pronunciation.

finance
Pronunciation /ˈfīnans/ /ˈfaɪnæns/ /fəˈnans/ /fəˈnæns/

finance[ fi-nans, fahy-nans ]

fi·nance (fə-năns′, fī-, fī′năns′)

f naens [or] faI naens [or] faI naens
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But my point still is not whether Finne Gwail is or is not correct. It is that RTE (and other presenters) seem to think they ought to use a pronounciation that is not used in normal conversation. By doing so they are implicitly showing that their loyalties are to the corporation instead of to their fellow citizens.
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I remember Eileen Dunne always said Kosova instead of Kosovo on news reports. It became an iss-you for me.
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