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    Question I need IPA transcription for "for a while"

    Hello!

    This is right both for BrE and AmE:
    /fər ə waɪl/
    Does it should have any primary or secondary stress?

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: I need IPA transcription for "for a while"

    It can also be /frə waɪl/.
    Does it s Should it have any primary or secondary stress?[/QUOTE]In normal contexts, the /waɪl/ bears the primary stress.

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    Default Re: I need IPA transcription for "for a while"

    Thanks for grammatical correction.

    So, I put this:
    /fər ə ˈwaɪl/.
    Last edited by 5jj; 18-Apr-2012 at 17:29. Reason: format

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    Default Re: I need IPA transcription for "for a while"

    Quote Originally Posted by royal999 View Post
    So, I put this: /fər ə 'waɪl/.
    Yes, or /frə 'waɪl/.

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