either and neither

Tom Zurinskas truespel at HOTMAIL.COM
Mon Apr 29 18:10:27 UTC 2013

I searched youtube English videos on “either and neither”
Below are the results from the YouTube tutorials as presented
It Shows that 8 of 10 taught ~ee as standard.  Of these, 2 mentioned that ~ie is optional.  For those 2 that taught ~ie is standard, one said ~ee was optional.

1  ~eether/~neether  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNdfBjeC8eU
2. ~eether/~neether   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3P-CahYj6c
3. ~eether/~neether    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1Rz00ep1DY
4. ~eether/~neether    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1Rz00ep1DY
5. ~eether/~neether     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrEadEK8sd8
6.     ~either/~neither     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fGR7FsTrKY
7. ~eether/~neether     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HU7H3Eh_e8g
8. ~eether/~neether     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsZs1pwxpOI  (funny)
9. ~eether/~neether     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EuRxGf5ibE
10.    ~either/~neither     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVbmoUxpPbo

If anyone were to care about a standard US pronunciation, looks like ~eether/~neether is by far the standard.

Tom Zurinskas, Conn 20 yrs, Tenn 3, NJ 33, now Fl 9.
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