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    beneficence

    The first schwa seems to have either a sound value or a reduced sound, while the second seems to have a reduced sound. Whenever I see schwa in pronunciation notations, it's hard to guess if it has the original sound value or a reduced sound. What do you think?

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    beneficence [bənéfəsəns]

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    Re: beneficence

    I really don't know what you mean by 'sound value or reduced sound'. Incidentally, in my own pronunciation of the word, the first vowel is close to /ɪ/, and the third is clearly /ɪ/

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    Re: beneficence

    I couldn't find the IPA for ə here, a slightly slanted one, which is different from normal ə, so ə seems to has two sound values, confusing me.

    pencil [ˈpʰɛnsəl]

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