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    How Do You Pronounce The Word " Forum " ???
    Because I Say It " Foryoum " But My Friend Says It As It Is Written " Forum "
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    Default Re: How Do You Pronounce " Forum " ???

    The second vowel is a schwa. So you're not right, and your friend may be right - but not if he makes the last syllable /ru:m/, /rʊm/: or /rʌm/!

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    Default Re: How Do You Pronounce " Forum " ???

    Four - rum

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    Default Re: How Do You Pronounce " Forum " ???

    Quote Originally Posted by Chunky View Post
    Four - rum
    [fawr-uhm] or [fohr-uhm]
    These are the pronunciations I got from dictionary.com.

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    Default Re: How Do You Pronounce " Forum " ???

    I pronounce it as / 0f]+?rcm/ in IPA symbols. It's a 2 syllable word with the stress on the 1st. The ’o’ is as that in ‘order’ and the ‘u’ is reduced to a schwa sound.

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    Default Re: How Do You Pronounce " Forum " ???

    Quote Originally Posted by Buddhaheart View Post
    .... the ‘u’ is reduced to a schwa sound.
    Don't over-pronounce the '-rum'; it sounds very foreign if you make it rhyme with 'rum'.

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