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    Default ɪn fər/ fə ə peni

    Hi,

    Which one is correct in RP?
    /ɪn fər/ fə ə peni/

    I think /ɪn fər ə peni/ because even though /r/ is not pronouncedin RP, there a vowel after "for."


    Correct me, please.

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    Default Re: ɪn fər/ fə ə peni

    You are correct. You will also hear /ɪn frə peni/ and even /ɪm frə peni/.
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    Default Re: ɪn fər/ fə ə peni

    in for a penny, in for a pound - Wiktionary
    /ˈpɛ.ni/
    Thank you, 5jj. Why has a word composed of two syllables been transcribed as monosyllable, please? Is it correct to pronounce the word penny like that? Shouldnt be
    /ˈpen.i/? Each syllable must have a vowel, by the way.
    penny noun - definition in British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionary Online
    /ˈpen.i/
    Thank you.

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    Default Re: ɪn fər/ fə ə peni

    The two syllables are separated after the "e". It's said "pe-nny" or, at a push, "pen-ny" (without pronouncing the "n" twice!). We don't separate it as "penn-y".
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    Default Re: ɪn fər/ fə ə peni

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    /ˈpɛ.ni/
    Why has a word composed of two syllables been transcribed as monosyllable, please?

    I don't understand your question. There are two syllables in that transcription.
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    Default Re: ɪn fər/ fə ə peni

    Thank you, 5jj. I did mean post #1 and #2, not mine.

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