There is a supermarket called Meijer near my house, how do you pronounce 'Meijer' ? Does it sound like 'mire' ?
How do you pronounce 'Meijer' ?
I pronounce it like Meyer.
Does it sound like 'mire' ?
I used to shop in a Meijer store and the pronunciation my ear heard is like Meyer rather than mire. However, it's possible the ads, announcements, etc were using the latter pronunciation and that I wasn't hearing the difference. In some accents the two pronunciations are not far apart.