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    Default weak/ reduced form of can : kɪn

    Hi all

    Lisa Mojsin says that 'can' can be pronounced kɪn ( short i ) in her book
    Amazon.com: Mastering the American Accent with Audio CDs (9780764195822): Lisa Mojsin M.A.: Books

    so can sounds like kin ( all the people in your family )
    kin - definition of kin, by Macmillan Dictionary: Free English Dictionary Online and Thesaurus.

    I also heard this 'can' when watching DVD/ movie


    Is it standard British accent and American accent ?

    thanks
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    Default Re: weak/ reduced form of can : kɪn

    Thanks for your answer

    so in general statement : unstressed form of 'can' can sound like kin ( short i ) ?
    ( kin means all the people in your family )

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    Default Re: weak/ reduced form of can : kɪn

    It's not that common in British English- we generally use a schwa, but it can almost disappear but I wouldn't say it's /kɪn/ .

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    Default Re: weak/ reduced form of can : kɪn

    You might also find this current thread helpful:
    http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/pr...gain-cant.html

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