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    How do you pronounce the word "Diamond" in English?

    Hi All,

    I am curious to know that sometimes I hear native speakers say "Diamond" without the sound of "a", like "Dimond", especially in the songs, I always can't hear the sound of "a", please advise. Thanks a lot!

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    Re: How do you pronounce the word "Diamond" in English?

    In connected speech, this may well happen- the sound may either be very small or actually lost.

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    Re: How do you pronounce the word "Diamond" in English?

    Here are some examples you can listen to diamond - Definition from Longman English Dictionary Online.

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    Re: How do you pronounce the word "Diamond" in English?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chicken Sandwich View Post
    Here are some examples you can listen to diamond - Definition from Longman English Dictionary Online.
    The single-word pronunciations are very clear, and have three syllables. The example of the word in the sentence is more natural. The second syllable is much less evident.

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    Re: How do you pronounce the word "Diamond" in English?

    And the final /d/ may also shrink or vanish.

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    Re: How do you pronounce the word "Diamond" in English?

    The 'a' can be lost in 'diary' too, and perhaps other two-syllable words where the stress is on the first syllable.
    On the other hand, the 'a' is rarely lost when the stress is elsewhere, as in 'diapositive, diarrhea' etc.

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