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Is it common to pronounce two /tjuː/? says

The word "two" in a tutorial sounds like /tjuː/ at multiple positions.

By "at multiple positions" I mean that, the speaker pronounces that way at 1:09, and pronounces that way again at 2:23, and so on.

Is it clear it and grammatically correct to use "at multiple positions" to convey that idea?

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  • My preference would be for points although positions is clear. Jun 8, 2020 at 9:45
  • @RonaldSole Thank you. How about "several parts"?
    – PutBere
    Jun 8, 2020 at 23:18
  • parts doesn't really work unless 1) the video is divided into a small number of distinct parts, and 2) it is somehow significant that the mis-pronounced word occurs in more than one distinct part.
    – JavaLatte
    Oct 5, 2021 at 12:28
  • "At multiple positions" sounds overly formal. I would just say several times.
    – JavaLatte
    Mar 9, 2022 at 7:38

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It is unambiguous what the sentence means, so in that sense it's clear.

There are several words you could use to express this, though I don't think any is obviously dominant. "Positions" or "points" are probably the cleanest with this particular formation.

Alternatively, you could also say "[At several places/Several times] in the video/tutorial, the word 'two' sounds like /tjuː/", which is a little more colloquial.

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  • Thank you. How about "several parts"?
    – PutBere
    Jun 8, 2020 at 23:18
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A native speaker would understand it, but it sounds odd because it is unusual to use "position" to refer to a time.

The word timestamp would cover this meaning (a moment in time of a video) perfectly, but some people might consider this to be computer jargon.

If you want to use a less technical term, I think "multiple moments in the video" would be a good choice.

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