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    Pronunciation of "Success","Successful", Succeed"?

    Dear all,

    I hear people say "Success" as "sʌkˈses", but many dictionaries say "səkˈses", do you think ""sʌkˈses" is a correct pronunciation?

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    Re: Pronunciation of "Success","Successful", Succeed"?

    It's a schwa to me.

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    Re: Pronunciation of "Success","Successful", Succeed"?

    It's dialectal. The schwa is the RP option, and is widely used in the south of England (even in non-RP speech). But the [ʌ] sound is widely used in the north (and in the 'Celtic fringe - Wales, Ireland and Scotland etc).

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