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    Hello....
    I just wanted help about the words that have 'AE' in them.... how do they actually sound? And if any word has 'UO' in it, how does this uo will sound????????????????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huda Mir View Post
    Hello....
    I just wanted help about the words that have 'AE' in them.... how do they actually sound? And if any word has 'UO' in it, how does this uo will sound????????????????
    AE
    ae in Greek-derived words is /i/ Aesop /i:sop/ Aegean /i:dzi ən/
    Haem /hi:m/ as in haemoglobin, haemophilia. (Spelled 'hemo' in AmE)
    Paediatrics /pi:d.../ (pediatrics in AmE)

    UO - there are two ways that I can think of:
    1. Duo is /dj'uo/ or /duo/ in AmE. that is, 2 sounds: u then o with the stress on u, duodenum.
    duopoly /dju'opoli/ The stress is different here.
    2. Quod is /kwod/, but you won't see that often.
    Duomo (an Italian Cathedral) /dwomo/ Cuomo (an Italian name) /kwomo/

    If you have any particular words, post them.

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    Default Re: How do we pronounce words with....

    Here are some examples:

    daemon / i: /
    haemoglobin / i: /
    aeroplane / ea /
    Gaelic / ei /
    buoyant / oi /
    duo / u:o /
    Last edited by mara_ce; 25-Jul-2009 at 04:08.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    AE
    ae in Greek-derived words is /i/ Aesop /i:sop/ Aegean /i:dzi ən/
    Haem /hi:m/ as in haemoglobin, haemophilia. (Spelled 'hemo' in AmE)
    Paediatrics /pi:d.../ (pediatrics in AmE)

    UO - there are two ways that I can think of:
    1. Duo is /dj'uo/ or /duo/ in AmE. that is, 2 sounds: u then o with the stress on u, duodenum.
    duopoly /dju'opoli/ The stress is different here.
    2. Quod is /kwod/, but you won't see that often.
    Duomo (an Italian Cathedral) /dwomo/ Cuomo (an Italian name) /kwomo/

    If you have any particular words, post them.
    Thankyou!

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    Wink Re: How do we pronounce words with....

    Quote Originally Posted by mara_ce View Post
    Here are some examples:

    daemon / i: /
    haemoglobin / i: /
    aeroplane / ea /
    Gaelic / ei /
    buoyant / oi /
    duo / u:o /
    thankyou too!

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