How is the word `fragile’ pronounced?

The Americans and British pronounce this word very differently. The British pronounce the `i’ like the `y’ in `my’ and `by’. The Americans, on the other hand, pronounce it like the `a’ in `china’. In both cases, the final `e’ is silent, and the main stress is on the first syllable.

Source: The Hindu ‘Know Your English’ Series, December 19, 2005

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