When you say “eeeder”, as in “I don’t have that either sorry”, does the person responding always use “eyeder”?
It always happens to me, or if i use “eyeder”, i hear “eeeder” back.
Wow, this is probably the most pointless thing I’ve ever had to share.
perhaps we should call the whole thread off.
Perhaps we should.
It’s either or either my nadir.
Do you really pronounce “th” as “d” where you live? I thought that was a Minnesota thing. Fascinating.
What was the question?
der’s people who do and der’s people who don’t. I can’t th to save my life.
Never heard of the ‘d’ thing. In my part of the world, it’s pronounced “EYE-ther” or “EE-ther” split roughly 50/50.
I say either.
Depends. I think if I use the word within a sentence (“It’s either the stuffed shrimp or the clams casino that’s making me feel like puking”) I pronounce it ‘eeether’. But at the beginning of a sentence (“Either one will do fine”) I pronounce it ‘eye-ther’. Same goes for neither.
Ditto. I wonder why we do this? I must go read more on conceptual semantics!
Just another thread to make me swoon over your accent, huh?
Being brought up in the Southern US, I tend to always say eyether/neyether, eether and neether just sound so wrong to my ears. I am sure someone will correct me on this, but it seems I once read that these are Germanic words, which makes the “eye” pronunciation more correct. I know both are acceptable, but down here in TN, you will almost exclusively hear the “eye” pronunciation.
Either is correct, but either is acceptable.
I say ‘eye-ther’. I took a lot of German classes, and ‘ei’ is ‘eye’.
I say eyther/neyther.
Eether is like nails on a blackboard to me…eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeether. Yuck.
Thirded. I thought I was the only one.
I will use both forms of “either” (well, variants: my "th"s tend to sound like "d"s), but I use the “neyther” pronunciation of “neither” exclusively.