What is the most common American way of pronouncing "with"?
I'm asking specifically about "th" combinations - dictionaries give both the unvoiced (
and the voiced (
Personally, I've heard it pronounced most of the times as
wɪð (note: I'm not American) and this is why
I'm constantly surprised when online pronunciation tutorials encourage students to pronounce it unvoiced.
So, I guess my questions are:
- When a native American speaker pronounce "with", does he usually just "absorb" one pronunciation form
and stick with it for the rest of his life or the pronunciation can vary depending on the context?
- If the answer to the last question is "yes" (speakers stick to one pronunciation form) - which regions in the states pronounce it voiced/unvoiced?
- Again - if speakers don't change pronunciation depending on the context, what is the most common way
of pronouncing "with"?
- What is the "correct" pronunciation according to the notorious "General American" pronunciation?