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    Default Re: Why do we use schwa for words like Winner instead of...

    Quote Originally Posted by mara_ce View Post
    Hi, riquecohen.

    Personally, I havenīt seen /ə/ in accented syllables. (Iīm not referring to diphthongs)

    Gimsonīs Pronunciation of English uses the word “only” when it compares /ə/ with /ɜ:/.
    Schwa's definiton may be a problem here. If you google "stressed schwa", you will find many claims that stressed schwa exists in some accents.

    How about stressed "the" not pronounced like "thee"? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nTmSu6v0LA 2:23)

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    Default Re: Why do we use schwa for words like Winner instead of...

    Thanks for the observation.

    I usually consult dictionaries such as Cambridge, Longman and Jones. I havenīt seen schwa in accented syllables.

    I learned BrE, so I pay special attention to that pronunciation.

    I couldnīt find anything related to "stressed schwa" in Gimson.

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    Default Re: Why do we use schwa for words like Winner instead of...

    Quote Originally Posted by LordJenkins View Post
    Hi guys, just wondering why schwa is used in RP for words such as winner, under, yorkshire etc... instead of [ɜː]?
    Because that's the way they're pronounced.
    [ɜː] makes more sense to me lol
    In what sense of 'sense'?

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