How to pronounce "neither" correctly?

Pooh   Mon Jun 11, 2007 2:38 am GMT
and either too for that matter.
Lazar   Mon Jun 11, 2007 3:30 am GMT
Of the two pronunciations "(n)eye-ther" and "(n)ee-ther", both are fine. The Cambridge Online Dictionary, for example, lists both pronunciations for both British and American English.

If I'm not mistaken, "(n)eye-ther" is predominant in Britain and "(n)ee-ther" is predominant in the US, but in each country there's a minority that uses the other pronunciation.
Guest   Mon Jun 11, 2007 3:37 am GMT
I suppose, the same rule is applied to "either" as well.
Uriel   Mon Jun 11, 2007 6:00 am GMT
Yes, it is. It's just a matter of personal choice.
Skippy   Mon Jun 11, 2007 5:40 pm GMT
Some American will use the "eye" pronunciation, but it really rubs us the wrong way... It's very atypical... Kermit the Frog says 'eye'ther though.
Damian in Edinburgh   Mon Jun 11, 2007 9:03 pm GMT
My speak:


...let's call the whole thing's boring.......
london   Tue Jun 12, 2007 5:14 pm GMT
me says it like dis: eyeda, nyeda
Oman   Tue Jun 12, 2007 7:09 pm GMT
for me i prefer


Liz   Wed Jun 13, 2007 8:07 am GMT
Yes, it's a bit's one of the recurring elements (just like in literary works or operas) which have been done ad nauseam here. And I'm giving you an even more boring answer, i.e. you can't pronounce them "correctly" or "incorrectly" (as both pronunciations exist), just in accordance with your own dialect/idiolect. Full stop. End of.
Saff Ovdariva   Thu Jun 14, 2007 7:14 pm GMT