I am learning accents (differences in pronunciation), and I was wondering how to pronounce the word "array" in Australian English, and how it's pronounced in other variants of the language. Is it AH-ray or uh-ray, and which variant does the other belong to?

  • Do you have any specific reason you're asking about array? Have you heard an Australian pronounce it strangely? Sep 21, 2018 at 10:54
  • No, I'm learning programming as well, and my teacher pronounces it differently to me.
    – JBDouble05
    Sep 21, 2018 at 21:46

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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2nd ed.) has /əˈreɪ/, which is the usual pronunciation of array in both British and American English, so I have no reason to assume it's pronounced any differently in Australian English. (Phonemically, that is. The exact quality of the vowels would of course differ slightly or considerably depending on speaker.)

You can confirm this by listening to videos on YouTube (although these must be taken with a grain of salt because not all of them must be Australian speakers).

(Ideally, I should consult the Macquarie Dictionary, which is the authority on Australian English, but I do not have access to it at the moment.)

  • Perfect, thanks! (I have the Macquarie - should have checked)
    – JBDouble05
    Oct 20, 2018 at 5:59

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