User comments for Derek (Pronunciation Only)

It's more like DEYR-ik.
FlakyMatt  11/18/2011
An alternate pronunciation of 'Derek' is 'DER-ək', using a schwa instead of in /i/. It sounds almost like an /e/, although there's a slight difference. It's easier to pronounce the name with a schwa (like above) than it is to pronounce it 'DER-ik', because of how the tongue has to move to make the sounds. A lot of the time you automatically choose the easier way to save time/energy/because it's easier etc. - that's why some people say 'fink' instead of 'think'...
blessed-bee  2/17/2011

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