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I like being part of this wacky band of castaways. And I love that as a description of the forum.
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Old May 13, 2008, 11:25 AM
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You guys are funny ....

So you're thru with guessing? If you say so, I'll give my answer and then Rusty/Gatitoverde/Poli/Jane can give their answers too, just to see if they agree with me.
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Old May 13, 2008, 11:29 AM
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I'm done. I don't know about the others...
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Old May 13, 2008, 11:35 AM
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I'm done. I don't know about the others...
Ok, I'll have to pull out a reference book on IPA and figure out how to write down my pronunciation.
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Here's the IPA representation of my pronunciation for did you eat yet?

/dʒiʔ jɛʔ/

As an image (not everyone has the correct fonts to display this):

The symbol that looks like a question-mark is the glottal stop, tcc (aka) the voiceless glottal plosive. This is used extensively as an allophone of /t/ in many English dialects. In simpler terms, you close your vocal cords to cut off the flow of air instead of actually pronouncing the t. I'll attach a sample audio file.

I don't know who the winner is- Iris was right on the number of syllables (I say it in two syllables), but Alfonso was pretty funny

Now, let's see if the others agree with me on this.
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Yep, two syllables!
I've seen it spelled 'Jeet yet?' by Jeff Foxworthy.

Jeet yet?
Notchet.
Whatcha gonna eat?
Don't matter.

I might add that many of us don't stoop so low on that last one. I would say 'Doesn't matter,' or 'Don't care.'

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Another popular spelling is "j'eat yet."
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I'm so clever... I said two syllables.
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EN HORA BUENA, MARIA

To be honest not all Americans use jeet yet. I, for one, use all four syllables, but I admit that they may not all be perfectly pronounced.
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To be honest not all Americans use jeet yet. I, for one, use all four syllables, but I admit that they may not all be perfectly pronounced.
I don't always pronounce it with two syllables, but I often do. Sometimes I pronounce all four words separately.

Also, I believe enhorabuena is written as one word.
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