Tashi wrote:svenska84 wrote:SpaceFlight wrote:What about ''ev'ry'' and ''ev'rybody'' though? I've seen those before. What's their purpose. It's seems to me like they're just taking out a silent letter and replacing it with an apostrophe.
For some reason, spelling has given extra letters to those words, which never were pronounced as three syllables
well I sometimes pronounce it as three syllables, in songs and poems for metric reasons or emphasis
Yeah, that's a good point. I was more thinking of regular spoken language, but you're right, in such usage I've heard it with three syllables also.