Variation/Dialects

Fire in one syllable

2018-03-20 07:30 #0 by: Maddie

I know there are many native english speakers who says 'cran' instead of 'crayon', but i've also heard some say something that sounds like 'mere' instead of 'mirror'.

Something I just don't seemed to be able to do is to say 'fire' in one syllable. I've heard it several time but i only seem to produce a 'Fah' with some weird glutturol sound at the end. Do you guys know how to say it?

Is this something reserved for words with R-sounds in them or is it common to shorten the syllables in other words aswell?

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2018-03-20 20:32 #1 by: jordan

Personally I wouldn't pronounce it with just one syllable, but with two (Fi - Yer). Even though I am English, I didn't really know why this was the case, but it is something to do with my accent being non-rhotic, meaning I don't pronounce the 'R' at all. 

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