- (UK) enPR: hwī, IPA: /ʍaɪ/, SAMPA: /WaI/
- (US) enPR: wī, IPA: /waɪ/, SAMPA: /waI/
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- in accents with the wine-whine merger
- (question) used to ask the reason for something
- Why did you say that?
- used to talk about the reason for something
- I wonder why he did that.
- (relative) used to give more information about the reason for something
- Can you tell me the reason why he did that?
- used to show surprise
- Why! Thank you for the present.