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    Default "/ə/ vs. /i/"



    Obama: "voting is the best revenge."

    While I was listening to President Obama, he pronounced the in this way /ə/.

    Romney: "In his closing argument president Obama asked his supporters to vote for revenge, for revenge. I ask the American people to vote for love of country."


    However,
    Romney pronounced the in this way /i/.

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    I need a website in which I will study these sounds on my own. Thanks in advance.


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    Default Re: "/ə/ vs. /i/"

    You don't really need a website. In most varieties of English, /ə/ is used before consonant sounds and /i:/ before vowel sounds. /i:/ is used before vowels if the word 'the' is stressed.

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