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Old July 10, 2014, 12:58 AM
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The Spanish 'e' is not the same as the English 'a' in 'bane'. That 'a' is a diphthong, which is close to the Spanish 'ei' is 'seis'. Here is the IPA pronunciation of 'bane' - /beɪn/.

If you remove the second vowel, you get the pronunciation of the Spanish 'e'. Again, the English word 'en' and the Spanish word 'en' sound basically the same. Don't let that extra /ɪ/ vowel slip in.

Since a Spanish speaker cannot say the short i sound, 'vindictive' is pronounced as if it were spelled 'veendeecteev'.
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