Pronunciation of ‘fertile’ in English

by Jakub Marian

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Interestingly, pronunciation of the word “fertile” in British English and in American English is different:

  • In British English it is /ˈfɜːtaɪl/, i.e. it is pronounced as “fur-tile”.
  • In American English it is /ˈfɝːtəl/, i.e. as “fur” + “tle” as in subtle.

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