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    Hello,

    Could you tell me which syllable is stressed in the word "temporarily"?

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    temporarily (sounds like rare)

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    Quote Originally Posted by andi r View Post
    temporarily (sounds like rare)
    Sorry, I didn't quite understand whether it sounds "tempo'reali" or "tempo'reareli"?


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    I have found the answer in my Longman dictionary. By the way it says that the stress can also be put on the first syllable although I find this pretty difficult to pronounce :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morpheus View Post
    I have found the answer in my Longman dictionary. By the way it says that the stress can also be put on the first syllable although I find this pretty difficult to pronounce :)
    There is a minor stress on the first syllable, but the main stress is on the third.

    tem'po·rar'i·ly

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    Then there is 'temporary' but thats another kettle of fish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    There is a minor stress on the first syllable, but the main stress is on the third.

    tem'po·rar'i·ly
    Mike, the first variant my Longman gives is ['tempərərɪlɪ]. Is this pronunciation common? Or is it only British?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Morpheus View Post
    Mike, the first variant my Longman gives is ['tempərərɪlɪ]. Is this pronunciation common? Or is it only British?
    It is not common in the US. I am surprised to see that it is used anywhere. Can a British speaker confirm this pronunciation?

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