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6,975 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 13 years ago by mjd01

How do you pronounce the word semi?


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13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Saturday 2/16/08 - 12:02:42 PM EST (GMT-5)
Sem-eye! I've never heard it sem-ee!
13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Saturday 2/16/08 - 12:04:44 PM EST (GMT-5)
Sem-ee when I use it as a prefix. I only say "sem-eye" when referring to a truck.
13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Saturday 2/16/08 - 12:16:22 PM EST (GMT-5)
Sem-ee (:
Sem-eye annoys me.
13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Saturday 2/16/08 - 12:31:22 PM EST (GMT-5)
sem-eye usually
13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Saturday 2/16/08 - 12:51:43 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 2008-02-16 12:04:44.537 MelLowStar wrote:
Sem-ee when I use it as a prefix. I only say "sem-eye" when referring to a truck.


This.

I've heard semi trucks called tractor-trailers (more like trahktuh-trayluh, but you know...) as well.
13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Saturday 2/16/08 - 1:53:08 PM EST (GMT-5)
Sem-ee all the time.
13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Saturday 2/16/08 - 3:07:52 PM EST (GMT-5)
I say sem-eye in every situation except when saying "semi-sweet", like the chocolate.
13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Saturday 2/16/08 - 3:21:11 PM EST (GMT-5)
Sem-ee
13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Saturday 2/16/08 - 3:45:57 PM EST (GMT-5)
Sem-eye
13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Saturday 2/16/08 - 6:47:04 PM EST (GMT-5)
Sem-eye....I think it all depends on where you live
13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Saturday 2/16/08 - 6:52:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
'Sem-ee' of course. I've never said 'sem-eye'.
13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Saturday 2/16/08 - 6:55:43 PM EST (GMT-5)
I use both but sem-eye sounds better
13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Saturday 2/16/08 - 7:24:05 PM EST (GMT-5)
In German I say sem-ee and in English sem-eye. I thought that was the way you guys usually pronounced it.
13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Saturday 2/16/08 - 7:44:28 PM EST (GMT-5)
I say sem-ee always, I wouldn't say sem-ee truck, but I don't refer to those trucks that way anyways.
13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Saturday 2/16/08 - 7:54:11 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think that in Europe, the majority say sem-ee, but in America the majority say sem-eye.
13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Saturday 2/16/08 - 8:50:44 PM EST (GMT-5)
I say it sem-eye.
13 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Tuesday 4/8/08 - 5:20:57 PM EST (GMT-5)
In english i say sem-eye
In norwegian i say sem-ee

If we are talking about trucks that is.
13 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Wednesday 4/9/08 - 4:31:28 PM EST (GMT-5)
i use both sometimes XP
13 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Thursday 4/10/08 - 12:44:11 PM EST (GMT-5)
Sem-eye makes my skin crawl.
As does eye-raq, eye-ran, ant-eye-bacterial, I've only ever heard them from Americans and it sounds horrible.

SEM-EE!
13 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 4/12/08 - 1:14:40 PM EST (GMT-5)
^^^Settle down, junior.
13 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Sunday 4/13/08 - 3:23:19 AM EST (GMT-5)
Sem-ee all the way. I agree with minty on this one!
13 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 5/12/08 - 4:05:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
usually sem-eye. i dont think that ive EVER used sem-ee.
13 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 5/12/08 - 4:25:47 PM EST (GMT-5)
It depends. If I'm talking about a tractor-trailer rig I say sem eye. If it's a part of a prefix such as semi-final or semi-formal, I say sem ee.
13 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 5/12/08 - 4:42:56 PM EST (GMT-5)
Wow. This is very, very strange to me. I don't ever hear anyone say sem-ee. I thought it was normal to say sem-eye. I think it sounds right.
13 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 7/18/08 - 7:21:34 AM EST (GMT-5)
sem-eye. i don't believe i've ever said it sem-ee



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