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    Talking the word tourist

    Hi all teachers.
    In the word tourist,in American English the first syllable is ˈtʊr (tʊr.ɪst),but in British English it is ˈtʊə (tʊə.rɪst).

    "syllable is a basic unit of written and spoken language. It is a unit consisting of uninterrupted sound that can be used to make up words"
    I want to know why it is different between American and British English.
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    Default Re: the word tourist

    Quote Originally Posted by light87 View Post
    Hi all teachers.
    In the word tourist,in American English the first syllable is ˈtʊr (tʊr.ɪst),but in British English it is ˈtʊə (tʊə.rɪst).

    "syllable is a basic unit of written and spoken language. It is a unit consisting of uninterrupted sound that can be used to make up words"
    I want to know why it is different between American and British English.
    Thank you
    Is it a new concept to you that British and American speakers have different accents? Or are you specifically interested in this particular vowel/diphthong?

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