Discussion in 'General Education' started by TeacherSandra, Jul 15, 2009.
Jul 15, 2009
So, how do you pronounce the word?
/r/ /ow/ /t/
/ow/ as in "plow"
Honestly, I pronounce it both ways. Sometimes in the same conversation!
I pronounce it as "root."
Always, always ow.
me too, but more r-out than r-oo-t
generally, more root than rout... but I too pronounce it both ways.
I think when it's a verb I tend to say rout, whereas if it's a noun, I say root. I'm not sure though...
I say rout unless I am ordering the supersize drink at Sonic, then it is a root 44.
I've always pronounced it as root, as in the route 66 song.
I say "root".
I have moved around a TON (my husband is military) and I think it kinda depends on where you are and who you are talking to!
Yes, exactly! :thumb:
I pronounce it both ways. This came up when I used to sub in Missouri. I had a class that thought I was pronouncing it wrong. So, apparently is might be a regional thing.
The word comes to English from French, in which the pronunciation more or less rhymes with hoot or boot... but as words like that become integrated into the English vocabulary, they tend to become re-pronounced according to the phonology of English, and that's what leads to the pronunciation that rhymes with out. People who use both pronunciations may also use different pronunciations for different senses of the word: for example, route as in a road may be pronounced to rhyme with hoot, but router in the computer-science sense may rhyme with outer.
Me too. Like if you are driving somewhere you're taking a route (ow) but you could be taking a route (ow) on route (oo) 66.
Both ways -
Always "root" when I'm referring to a specific highway.
"Root" or "rout" if talking about what approach someone uses to attain a goal or get somewhere.
Is this a regional "thang"? :lol:
Paper r-out; Root 66.
Jul 16, 2009
Which "rout" are you going to take?
I am driving on "root" 66.
Both ways, I guess.
I say r-out. I live on a state route, and I am just used to saying it that way. I think both ways are correct.
I think when I am in casual conversation I use root. But when I teach I always say it both ways.
Both pronunciations are listed on dictionary.com...I use the two different pronunciations in different applications...
Me too :lol:
When I was little, we moved around a lot, too (my dad was in the military). Maybe that has something to do with it!
I rhyme it with shout.
I say 'root', Jeannie claims it rhymes with 'shout.'
I say it the ow way. Most people around here do. I was thinking about saying it the oo way while teaching and started giggling because I know my kids would think I was taking a "root"!
In my area, people who pronounce route to rhyme with hoot generally pronounce root 'part of a plant that's in the earth' to rhyme with foot. Chances are that's to ensure that route and root can be kept distinct. Of course, there's also root 'cheer for', and I don't know anyone who would rhyme rooters with footers rather than Hooter's.
That reminds me of a funny story--I moved from WI to southern IN, where many of my students have a bit of a drawl. One of my first science lessons was on the parts of plants, and I thought it had gone quite well. At the end of the lesson, one girl asked, "Ms. K., what's a root? (said rhymed with foot, as I had said the whole lesson)" The boy with the thickest accent answered, "She means r-oooo-t, she just says it funny." For the rest of the year they enjoyed finding words that we said differently.
I say ROOT typically, but I will sometimes say it to rhyme with shout as well.
Its a spelling word for the "oo" pattern so I try to say it that way.l But I generally use both.
Jul 17, 2009
Rhyming with shout.
I say it both ways! The postman has a route (r/ow/t/) while I travel on a route (root) like Route 44.