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    Default vowel reduction

    repairman
    fireman
    mainland

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    Are all these three words okey if pronounced without vowel reduction?

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    Default Re: vowel reduction

    It's OK in "repairman" and "mainland". None of my dictionaries allows "fire[mæn]".

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    Default Re: vowel reduction

    Quote Originally Posted by birdeen's call View Post
    It's OK in "repairman" and "mainland". None of my dictionaries allows "fire[mæn]".
    Yes, that's right.

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