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    dihen is offline Member
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    Default pronunciation of "cupboard"?

    Does anyone pronoun "cupboard" as "kup'bord" instead of "kubberd"?

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    Default Re: pronunciation of "cupboard"?

    I haven't heard it used naturally.

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    Default Re: pronunciation of "cupboard"?

    Quote Originally Posted by dihen View Post
    Does anyone pronoun "cupboard" as "kup'bord" instead of "kubberd"?
    Kubberd = kVb.@d is the RIGHT pronunciation & NOT the "cup.bord", since the stress is in the 1st syllable & you tend to use neutral vowel "@" in the 2nd syllable & NOT the "o" vowel.

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    Default Re: pronunciation of "cupboard"?

    I think that Cupboard is pronunciated like this:

    /K^bo:d/ /p/ is assimilated into b (same place of articulation)

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