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    Default The pronunciation of the word "fountain"

    Hi,

    In the below exercise, the word fountain is placed under the/I/ sound, but it is pronounced like this /faʊntən/.

    www dot bbc dot co dot uk/worldservice/learningenglish/grammar/pron/unit1/dragdrop.shtml

    Why is it placed under the
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    Thanks a lot.

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    Default Re: The pronunciation of the word "fountain"

    The second syllable of fountain can be /I/or /ə/ or somewhere between.
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    Default Re: The pronunciation of the word "fountain"

    Thanks a lot.

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    Default Re: The pronunciation of the word "fountain"

    I'd always pronounce it with an /I/, never /faʊntən/
    (and I'm British, goddammit).

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    Thanks a lot.

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