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two pronunciations: ðə before a consonant, and ði before a vowel.
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two pronunciations: <span style="color:darkgreen;">ðə</span> before a consonant, and <span style="color:darkgreen;">ði</span> before a vowel.
  
 
The sound <span style="color:darkgreen;">ð</span> is often <i>deictic</i>.  That means it points to something in the world (or something that's been pointed out earlier in the course of discussion).  (digit - doigt - deixis)   
 
The sound <span style="color:darkgreen;">ð</span> is often <i>deictic</i>.  That means it points to something in the world (or something that's been pointed out earlier in the course of discussion).  (digit - doigt - deixis)   

Revision as of 11:32, 17 January 2016

definite article

two pronunciations: ðə before a consonant, and ði before a vowel.

The sound ð is often deictic. That means it points to something in the world (or something that's been pointed out earlier in the course of discussion). (digit - doigt - deixis)

e.g. there, them, they, then, this, that, thus, therefore, these, those, thither, whither, etc.

definite determiner

correlative construction

  • The more, the merrier...
  • The longer I waited to go to the hospital, the worse it got...