Pronunciation of Catch

Chris   Sun Mar 26, 2006 11:08 pm GMT
How do you pronounce "catch"?
american nic   Sun Mar 26, 2006 11:30 pm GMT
I pronounce it like 'ketch'. But I think I'm in the minority.
Lazar   Mon Mar 27, 2006 12:01 am GMT
I also pronounce it like "ketch" [kEtS]. I honestly don't know which pronunciation is in the majority in the US.
Ecko   Mon Mar 27, 2006 3:16 am GMT
Jim   Mon Mar 27, 2006 6:57 am GMT
/k{tS/ just as it's spelt.
Guest   Mon Mar 27, 2006 7:21 am GMT
Actually, it's spelt "catch".
Guest   Mon Mar 27, 2006 9:13 am GMT
I pronounce catch as catch, and ketch as ketch.
Travis   Mon Mar 27, 2006 10:39 am GMT
I myself pronounce "catch" as [k_hE{tS], where [E{] is a diphthong.
Guest   Tue Mar 28, 2006 5:44 am GMT
I pronounce it [k_hatS] but I have a foreign accent.
Uriel   Tue Mar 28, 2006 4:59 pm GMT
As spelled. Never with an E.
Ed   Tue Mar 28, 2006 10:27 pm GMT
I always pronounce it as it as spelled, with the first syllable rather like the word "cat". I see no reason to pronounce it any other way.
Kirk   Tue Mar 28, 2006 11:37 pm GMT
I believe I normally pronounce "catch" as [k_h{tS] (or, to be technical, usually somewhere in between [{] and [a]). [k_hEtS] doesn't sound like something I'd say but I've heard people use that pronunciation before.
Tom K.   Wed Mar 29, 2006 11:46 pm GMT