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    Hi,

    Can you tell me how to pronounce Christopher Columbus correctly?

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    Default Re: How do you pronounce..?

    There may be a few variations, but I would say /krɪstəfə kələmbəs/

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    I go for /ˈkrɪstəfə kəlˈʌmbəs/

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    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    I go for /ˈkrɪstəfə kəlˈʌmbəs/
    Me too. I've never transcribed any words with all vowels as schwas; it doesn't seem natural, although some New Zealand accents tend that way.
    Of course, that would be ideal for a neutral accent!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Of course, that would be ideal for a neutral accent!

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    thank you for your help :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Me too. I've never transcribed any words with all vowels as schwas; it doesn't seem natural, although some New Zealand accents tend that way.
    Thanks for confirming what I've long thought about NZE, Raymott!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stuartnz View Post
    Thanks for confirming what I've long thought about NZE, Raymott!
    You're welcome, stuart. However the comment about neutral accents has a history.
    Btw, long time, no hear from. Have you been lurking?

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