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    MarkBrend is offline Newbie
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    Default how vowels interact with each other in a word

    Hello,

    Can anyone explain or refer me to a resource that explains when and how vowels interact with each other in a word.
    eg the word radiator is it rAdiAtor or is it radiAtor and more importantly why?

    many thanks

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    Elanguest English School is offline Newbie
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    Default Re: how vowels interact with each other in a word

    Check the Wikipedia article "Stress and vowel reduction in English" for a full explanation. :)

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    Default Re: how vowels interact with each other in a word

    As English is a mixture of languages, rules for stressing words can seem a bit arbitrary. In some languages, it is possible to create simple rules that work. Unfortunately, English is not one of them.

    You can get a free ebook on vowels getting together here: http://www.amazon.com/When-Vowels-Ge.../dp/B00GSVKUL4

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