Is it normal to pronounce no and know slightly differently? I pronounce no more nasally than I pronounce know?

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  • RP
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Pronounce them as you will, but, phonetically, there is no difference despite the major difference in spelling.

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  • 1 month ago

    We all make subtle vowel variations that can be similar to that.  I am not familiar with that particular variation, myself. Donald Trump and cohorts know no bounds does see a slight distinction in pronunciation for me, but it is not obvious to me whether that is simply to distinguish the two because of proximity (as in how I say the word "that" differently each time in a phrase such as "I know that that girl is the one who stole the money").  I say thet that even if they are the same word.

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  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    decent languages even pronounce know different from know:

    to wit / to ken

    saber / conocer

    scii / koni

    savoir / connaître

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  • 1 month ago

    Yes, it is normal. You would use say both words using a different tone of voice.  No means no! That is more of a command.

     While the word "know" is more of an acknowledgment. I know her. or Yes, I know that I am late for work.  Do you know that she is married?  

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  • 1 month ago

    Most native speakers pronounce them the same way. 

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  • 1 month ago

    I k*now you're right.  And I always emphasize the "pro" in "pronounce" and "sally" in "nasally."

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  • Lôn
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    No! .

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