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Pronouncing The Word “The”

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  • I was taught ‘the’ with a schwa as the one under current discussion, while the the “long e” (actually a dotted i…) variant indicated emphasis on status as either the sole example (i.e. one and only… “The Holy See” ði ?ho?li si) or most important example (e.g. “The Book” ði b?k, meaning The Bible)

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