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Queries about this entry:
- I think the pronunciation is more like /rɪbɪt/ than /rɪbət/; I suspect the former might be British(/US?) and the latter (US?/)Australian; any comment from native speakers?
- I have taken out "croak" because a croak is a quite different sound from a ribbit.
- Do toads ribbit in the way that frogs do? Surely they croak.
- What are the inflected forms of the verb? The stress pattern suggests they should be "ribbiting" and "ribbited", but the similarity of the first of the present participle to "biting" suggests that "ribbitting" and "ribbitted" might be better (compare "formatting/formatted").
— Paul G 10:35, 10 Sep 2004 (UTC)
- If I was actually pretending to be a frog, I would probably say something like [ɰ͢ɹɪ̰bɪd̚], (?) but when not used as an interjection I'd say [ʋ̴ɪbət̚], ie /rɪbət/. And I'm Australian. --Vladisdead 10:47, 10 Sep 2004 (UTC)