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    Can you tell me what is the correct pronunciation for word ending with ful? as I knew is should be pronunciate as fal ( U should not be pronunciated

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    To me, it's the same as 'pull'

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    I have read in oxford dictionary, the word beutiful should be read as beutifal not as full or pull so i confused

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    I have heard but it isn't sounding as full or pull. May be I wrong

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    It doesn't have as much stress because of the stress pattern of the word, but it's the same sound, just reduced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by govind4u
    I have heard but it isn't sounding as full or pull. May be I wrong


    The upside "e", schwa, means that the vowel sound in this syllable is not full. It is reduced.

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    The accent mark ' is placed just after the syllable that receives the most stress. Reduced vowel sounds are represented by the schwa, which is an upside down "e". A schwa vowel sound has lower intonation. It's hard to explain, but your vocal cords should be relaxed when you make a schwa vowel sound. Sometimes it sounds like the vowel disappears completely. Other times it sounds like it's still there, but just very weak. It depends on the word. In the case of "beautiful", I think it's still possible to recognize the vowel sound in "ful", but it is very weak. I would call it altered. It's not the same as the word "full".

    Accent marks and schwa vowel sounds tell you what the intonation pattern of a word is if you can't listen. You should, however, be able to listen at the sites that tdol posted.

    Here's another site where you can listen: http://www.answers.com/beautiful%20

    Unfortunately, I think this model of pronunciation is not the most authentic Nevertheless, it's something you can listen to. It's a guide.

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