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How do you pronounce "Lachy"? 'lack-e', or 'lay-she'?
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I would guess "tch," but with a name, you never know.
Without meeting the person, I would pronounce it Lake-y.
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I would guess "tch," but with a name, you never know.

Hi Avangi

What do you mean by "tch"? Is it the sound "tch" as in "catch"? Please let me know.

PhilipWithout meeting the person, I would pronounce it Lake-y.


Hi Philip

I would say it 'lack-e'? Is it any good? And I don't get why you would say 'lake-y', where I presume 'y' sound as "why". Please guide me. Thanks.

Jackson6612What do you mean by "tch"? Is it the sound "tch" as in "catch"?
Yes.
Itch, latch, batch, ratchet, snatch, etc.

Strangely enough, the "t" doesn't contribute anything. The "ch" is pronounced exactly the same as in "chew," "charm," "chase," "chip," "Charles," etc.

I don't personally know anyone with that name, but it doesn't matter much, because two people with the same name in the same town can pronounce it differently.
AvangiStrangely enough, the "t" doesn't contribute anything.
Thanks, Avangi. You have always been very helpful.

I would say "strangely (adverb)" modified the entire underlined part and "enough (adverb)" in turn modifies "strangely". I believe the definition #1 of "enough" fits above. Please guide me. Thanks a lot.

enough (adverb)
1 : in or to a degree or quantity that satisfies or that is sufficient or necessary for satisfaction : SUFFICIENTLY
2 : FULLY, QUITE he is qualified enough for the position
3 : in a tolerable degree she sang well enough
[M-W's Col. Dic.]
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I guess my brain was on auto-pilot. The expression "strangely enough" is sort of an idiom, and trying to analyze it by studying the words which make it up won't be of much help.

It means something like "it may be hard to believe, but it's true."

Or sometimes, "here's a really strange and interesting sidelight on this issue:"

Or, "Would you believe . . . . . "

It's usually used to introduce something which you know to be true, but suspect your listener might not be aware of, and might be surprised to learn.

(Sometimes I forget I'm not writing for "native speakers.") Emotion: big smile - A.
"locky" like lachlan.