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    Default Original Pronunciation of "Entrepreneur" ?

    Dear all,

    As you all know, the word of "Entrepreneur" originated from French, I understand its pronuniciation in English ɒntr ə prə ˈː, but I wanted to know if it's same as the original French pronunciation. Please advise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EngFan View Post
    As you all know, the word of "Entrepreneur" originated from French, I understand its pronuniciation in English ɒntr ə prə ˈː, but I wanted to know if it's same as the original French pronunciation. Please advise.
    No, it's not.

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    Default Re: Original Pronunciation of "Entrepreneur" ?

    Though it's recognisable, and - unlike a lot of French borrowings into English - at least we get the stress right. The /t/ and the /p/ are similar; everything else is different.

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