ok... your point exactly.
and my point exactly.
the original question asked how to pronounce router, and I explained, as to how to and WHY.
it's always been a discussion about the correct way to pronounce route, then add an errr on the end. you think that you can pronounce a suffixed word without knowing how to pronounce a word that spawned it?
we speak English, thus there is a correct English way to speak a word,
you are in America and thus you have Americanisms.
tomato tomato, potato potato
as in the song. one is the 'correct' as in BBC received pronunciation way to pronounce a word.
the one is an Americanism.
same as route -(rout) and route (root)
There aren't many free online dictionaries to quote, and no, I've already covered the entry 2 and why it doesn't cover this situation as a router is clearly not a person.
unless you have your own specific American way of recognising the letter 2 as well.
when you go to
you'll see that there are three entries.
click on entry 2 router (noun)
: one that routes; especially : a device that mediates the transmission routes of data packets over an electronic communications network (as the Internet)
router, as in the device, as I said is named after a person that may sort packages and parcels for specific routes of transport. that's not the word gets to be dated 1903.
and it's said in the same way.
which is route (root)
because the E on the end changes the sound of the vowels within the word, (this is a really simple lesson I remember learning in primary school).
to pronounce the word route as rout shows you either have terrible diction, or are American.
(and I pointed out many examples trying to help, shin, shine, win, wine, run rune).
By the way, I specifically love the dictionary source that YOU posted, since the audio clip proves ME right...
(how did you cover entry 2 saying it didn't apply when the definition clearly named the electronic device used on the internet?).
anyhow... why should it be locked? it's only a bit of fun.
as I said there is a correct way to annunciate and pronounce words, that way is called reprieved English. or BBC english it's how news casters of the 50's used to speak.
rules and lows of English language prove me right, dictionary sources audio files prove me right.
I never said that you couldn't pronounce a word a different way.
indeed say rout/route/router however you like. regional dialects and 'ways of saying things are fun'... -(I merely said there was a correct way)
it's like if i asked how you say What (watt, whut, whad etc).
there is a correct way to say the word, but there are many accepted ways.
its basic laws of english and phonetics.