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    About Vicar

    I just wonder the word 'vicar' is pronunciated as

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    rather than \'vi-kar\.

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    In British English the word is normally pronounced /ˈvɪkə/. Why do you wonder at this? Many vowels become schwa-like in unstressed syllables.

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    I mean is it not r-controlled?

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    I mean is it not r-controlled?
    I don't know what you mean by "r-controlled". In many varieties of BrE, the r is not sounded unless immediately followed by a vowel, as in 'the vicar is dead'.

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    Re: About Vicar

    But if you want to know how "vicar" sounds, your best bet would be to listen to how it's pronounced by native speakers. That page about the "r-controlled vowels" doesn't really contain any terribly useful information.
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