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    Hi Everybody,

    According to many dictionaries, the pronunciation of 'Consideration' should be kən ˌsɪd ə ˈreɪʃ but sometimes I hear people would say
    kən ˌsɪdruː ˈreɪʃ
    , I was wondering if it is a correct pronunciation, is it common in native speaking world? Please advise. Thanks.


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    Where would they use this form?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Williamyh View Post
    Hi Everybody,

    According to many dictionaries, the pronunciation of 'Consideration' should be kən ˌsɪd ə ˈreɪʃ but sometimes I hear people would say
    kən ˌsɪdruː ˈreɪʃ
    , I was wondering if it is a correct pronunciation, is it common in native speaking world? Please advise. Thanks.


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    No, it's not correct; and no, it sounds very strange.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    No, it's not correct; and no, it sounds very strange.
    Perhaps my phonetics expression was not correct, should be
    kənˌsɪdr
    ə ˈreɪʃ , have you ever heard this pronunciation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Williamyh View Post
    Perhaps my phonetics expression was not correct, should be
    kənˌsɪdr
    ə ˈreɪʃ , have you ever heard this pronunciation?
    No.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    No.
    How about the pronunciation of 'Wondering'? When hear the song 'It might be you', the singer will pronounce 'Wondering' as Wondring, the sound of 'e' would be dropped....if so, can we drop the 'e' sound in the 'consideration', like 'considration'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Williamyh View Post
    How about the pronunciation of 'Wondering'? When hear the song 'It might be you', the singer will pronounce 'Wondering' as Wondring, the sound of 'e' would be dropped....if so, can we drop the 'e' sound in the 'consideration', like 'considration'?
    No, you can't. You're probably just missing the schwa between 'd' and 'r', and hearing a longer 'r'.
    Yes, you might hear 'wondring' but I doubt you'd hear 'wondrering' - though the first might sound like 'wondrring'. There is no variant of any of these words where in 'r' is inserted, as in 'considreration'.

    Pronunciations in songs don't count. Nor do speech defects.

    Are you working on some scholarly account of English pronunciation? Let's say you did hear someone idiosyncratically say 'considreration'. Of what importance would that be to you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    No, you can't. You're probably just missing the schwa between 'd' and 'r', and hearing a longer 'r'.
    Yes, you might hear 'wondring' but I doubt you'd hear 'wondrering' - though the first might sound like 'wondrring'. There is no variant of any of these words where in 'r' is inserted, as in 'considreration'.

    Pronunciations in songs don't count. Nor do speech defects.

    Are you working on some scholarly account of English pronunciation? Let's say you did hear someone idiosyncratically say 'considreration'. Of what importance would that be to you?
    Please click the url to listen the following audio:

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