Poll: How do you pronounce Lieutenant?
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View poll results: How do you pronounce Lieutenant?
"Lootenant"
244 76%
"Leftenant"
60 19%
Other, if possible.
16 5%
Voters: 320.
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#1
The word Lieutenant. How do you pronounce it?

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#2
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wen i ask they say that they fall into the habit smhw ........but nyways i think there is a connection smwhere. Now i being a teetollar will not give into this habit nyhw

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#3
lef-ten-ant
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#5
depends in what context

in the context of ETQW or Rainbow Six, loo-ten-ant.

in the context of Blackadder goes fourth or dads army, lef-ten-ant.

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#7
Lu - ten - ent

That last e sounds like it's inbetween an a and an e.
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#10
The proper way, leftenant. as it should be pronounced
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Potarto.
wen i ask they say that they fall into the habit smhw ........but nyways i think there is a connection smwhere. Now i being a teetollar will not give into this habit nyhw

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#12
Leftenant is the British pronunciation.
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#13
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The proper way, leftenant. as it should be pronounced



thats how we say it over in jolly old england/wales/N. Ireland/scotland. its all different in the US of A.

the yanks have a whole bunch of ranks we dont even have. private 1st class for instance, we only have one class of private in our army.

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#14
As in a permanent resident of the latrine.
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Leftenant is the British pronunciation.





that sounds so..... ackward.
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#16
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Leftenant is the British pronunciation.


I've never known that.

And because I'm a xenophobic american, I automatically hate it.
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#18
Lieutenant

Lieu-ten-ant


Loo-ten-ant?


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"lootenant". I have no idea what leftenant is. There the fuck does the "f" come from?
#19
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that sounds so..... ackward.

Sounds far less awkward to me than lootenant.

It's more lif-ten-ant. The stress is on the 2nd syllable, and the first syllable is pronounced similarly to "lift".
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#20
Quote by FrenchyFungus
Leftenant is the British pronunciation.

Why do British people insist on mangling foreign words worse than Americans? I've always wondered this.
#21
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Lew-ten-ant.


I say it this way. I've never heard it said any other way. There is no F sound.
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#22
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Why do British people insist on mangling foreign words worse than Americans? I've always wondered this.



b'cus its our language and we like to annoy people

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#24
Quote by Holy Katana
Why do British people insist on mangling foreign words worse than Americans? I've always wondered this.



wut?
#25
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Pootootho.


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wen i ask they say that they fall into the habit smhw ........but nyways i think there is a connection smwhere. Now i being a teetollar will not give into this habit nyhw

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#26
Quote by Holy Katana
Why do British people insist on mangling foreign words worse than Americans? I've always wondered this.



They don't, english has simply been spoken in Britain much longer and so connections between europeans go back much longer. The confusion comes from the fact that in certain types of Old French it was an f and so in certain types of old English it was an f as well. It's been said as both f and l, even just in britain, for hundreds of years.
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#27
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Why do British people insist on mangling foreign words worse than Americans? I've always wondered this.

Because it's a French word.
#29
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They don't, english has simply been spoken in Britain much longer and so connections between europeans go back much longer. The confusion comes from the fact that in certain types of Old French it was an f and so in certain types of old English it was an f as well. It's been said as both f and l, even just in britain, for hundreds of years.


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#30
Quote by meh!
They don't, english has simply been spoken in Britain much longer and so connections between europeans go back much longer. The confusion comes from the fact that in certain types of Old French it was an f and so in certain types of old English it was an f as well. It's been said as both f and l, even just in britain, for hundreds of years.

Don't Britons say "pasta" with a hard 'A', and pronounce "garage" like "garridge"?
#31
Quote by Black Rat 1214
The proper way, leftenant. as it should be pronounced


except it came from French, which means it really should be pronounced:
lee-euh-teuh-nan
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#32
I say loo-ten-ant, and I'm English. Maybe I'm just wierd
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#33
Where the hell did the 'f' come from? Thats like the word colonel...
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#34
I've never heard of "Leftenant". I don't even see how they would arrive at such a pronounciation.

It's a french word, anyway, and I don't think the french pronounciation sounds like "Leftenant"
#35
Quote by Black Rat 1214
The proper way, leftenant. as it should be pronounced

This

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Why do British people insist on mangling foreign words worse than Americans? I've always wondered this.

You could listen to meh! who is technically correct... Or I could just ask you why you insist on trying to make sense of our language

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Quote by Holy Katana
Don't Britons say "pasta" with a hard 'A', and pronounce "garage" like "garridge"?

Yes, we don't pronounce it "posta"
Garage varies; some say it "garridge", others use the same pronunciation as you guys
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#36
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Sounds far less awkward to me than lootenant.

It's more lif-ten-ant. The stress is on the 2nd syllable, and the first syllable is pronounced similarly to "lift".


Yah, boot in scootland, yoo spaik with an accaint....
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#38
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The proper way, leftenant. as it should be pronounced


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#39
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Sounds far less awkward to me than lootenant.

It's more lif-ten-ant. The stress is on the 2nd syllable, and the first syllable is pronounced similarly to "lift".





That's so weird. If someone had said liftenant instead of lootenant before this thread, I would have had no idea what they were talking about. I have honestly never heard that pronunciation in my life.
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#40
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Don't Britons say "pasta" with a hard 'A', and pronounce "garage" like "garridge"?

As in past - A?

A pasty is a sort of pie thing: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pasty

We say pasta the same way you do.
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