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    What is the correct pronunciation of the following words:
    Saskatchewan( saskatshevan or saskachevan) suggestion, exhaustion (stshen or schen)

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    sas-katch-you-wan

    The "w" is not a "v"


    sa-jest-yon

    ex-awst-yun

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    Pronounce the 1st & the 2nd a as a short a // (as in at). Stress the 2nd syllable katch. Remember the t is silent and ch just as that in church (//). The e alone is the 3rd syllable which may be reduced to a schwa (/c/) sound (as in ago) or may be pronounced as a short i /w/ (as in it). Pronounce the o in the last syllable won either as a schwa, or as a short o /Z/ (as in rock) or as an a /Y:/ in far (as most Americans do). As Anglika mentioned, the w isnt a v and isnt uttered as a v at all. Its a bilabial and not a labio-dental fricative.

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    If you mean one of our prairie Provinces named Saskatchewan, we dont have a unified pronunciation of the name but the following are acceptable variants:

    Pronounce the 1st & the 2nd a as a short a // (as in at). Stress the 2nd syllable katch. Remember the t is silent and ch just as that in church (//). The e alone is the 3rd syllable which may be reduced to a schwa (/c/) sound (as in ago) or may be pronounced as a short i /w/ (as in it). Pronounce the o in the last syllable won either as a schwa, or as a short o /Z/ (as in rock) or as an a /Y:/ in far (as most Americans do). As Anglika mentioned, the w isnt a v and isnt uttered as a v at all. Its a bilabial and not a labio-dental fricative.

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