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    i was wondering, with such words as "province" and "provincial", why do the "pro-" sound different in each case?

    Pr 'AH"

    and

    Ph 'OH"

    thx!

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    With 'province', the first syllable is stressed, but the second is stressed in 'provincial'.

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    but is there a rule in these cases? thx

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