Anyone else notice how many people put a "th" sound on the end of the word height? It is supposed to rhyme with bite or kite and there is no "th" sound on the end. I wonder where that started. Thoughts?
Why do people mispronounce the word "height"?
What Girls Said 6
I don't know what you are talking about...I haven't heard this.
Maybe it's just the persons accent that's making it sound that way.
Maybe it's just where you live that people are doing that. I haven't noticed this0
Never heard of it.0
I've never heard anybody pronounce it that way. Must be something regional.0
I don't. They must have a speech impediment0
They may pronounce it that way because of a speech impediment? I have a lisp and have to really watch my pronunciation or it comes out heigth instead of height.0
What Guys Said 4
I used to hear that a lot more, but not so much recently. I think it's more of a regional dialect. Words and their pronunciation evolve over time and don't always match the spelling.
It's really not much different than someone who pronounces 'car' as 'caw', or pronounces 'wool' as 'woe'. Before I moved and lost most of my accent, I couldn't pronounce the L in wool no matter how hard I tried. So 'steel wool' comes out 'steo woe'.
Not a big deal but may sound weird if you haven't heard it before.0
I don't do this. Some people do pronounce things poorly though.0
I don't think I've ever heard anyone ever say this. Perhaps it's like ixi10 said and it's just something where you live, or maybe we've just been fortunate enough to not have heard this mispronunciation yet.0
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