Is it normal to pronounce no and know slightly differently? I pronounce no more nasally than I pronounce know?
- RPLv 74 weeks ago
Pronounce them as you will, but, phonetically, there is no difference despite the major difference in spelling.
- busterwasmycatLv 74 weeks ago
We all make subtle vowel variations that can be similar to that. I am not familiar with that particular variation, myself. Donald Trump and cohorts know no bounds does see a slight distinction in pronunciation for me, but it is not obvious to me whether that is simply to distinguish the two because of proximity (as in how I say the word "that" differently each time in a phrase such as "I know that that girl is the one who stole the money"). I say thet that even if they are the same word.
- ZirpLv 74 weeks ago
decent languages even pronounce know different from know:
to wit / to ken
saber / conocer
scii / koni
savoir / connaître
- tigeressLv 71 month ago
Yes, it is normal. You would use say both words using a different tone of voice. No means no! That is more of a command.
While the word "know" is more of an acknowledgment. I know her. or Yes, I know that I am late for work. Do you know that she is married?
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- GypsyfishLv 71 month ago
Most native speakers pronounce them the same way.
- Bulldog reduxLv 71 month ago
I k*now you're right. And I always emphasize the "pro" in "pronounce" and "sally" in "nasally."
- LônLv 71 month ago