Word pronounced “fund-ries” in Australian English


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There’s a word that I don’t understand in a formal speech in a youtube video. The word is pronounced around at 1:06, and the URL is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCrGhz_MOj4#t=1m6s Here is my transcript of the passage around it, with the word that I don’t get in boldface :

and yet it is permitted with perfect peace by the so-called fund-ries in Rome

The speaker is from Australia.


Posted 2018-01-18T10:18:25.280

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It's not a good quality recording, but I think you have misheard it.

He is saying "by the so-called authorities in Rome".

Billy Kerr

Posted 2018-01-18T10:18:25.280

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@BillyKerr so, it seems I misheard a -th- for an -f-, and that the speaker completely drops the -t- in his pronunciation – new_user – 2018-01-18T10:55:28.500

@new_user - Yes. Although to be fair it sounds like he's saying "thorities", but it's such a poor recording. However, the context makes it clear enough. You got the rest of it right in my opinion. – Billy Kerr – 2018-01-18T11:16:51.563