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    How do I pronounce "Alzheimer"

    Hello! How do I pronounce "a" and " zh" in the word of " Alzheimer"?

    "a" ->a in the apple?
    "zh"-> z in the zen?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Re: How do I pronounce "Alzheimer"

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Hello! How do I pronounce "a" and " zh" in the word of " Alzheimer"?
    you might have a look there

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    Smile Re: How do I pronounce "Alzheimer"

    Correct!

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    Re: How do I pronounce "Alzheimer"

    Thank you, Beascarpetta! I got it from Cambridge Dictionary. I use it almost every day but forgot it has phonetic function.

    BS, thank you too.

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    Smile Re: How do I pronounce "Alzheimer"

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Hello! How do I pronounce "a" and " zh" in the word of " Alzheimer"?

    "a" ->a in the apple?
    "zh"-> z in the zen?

    Thanks in advance!
    I would recommend you to visit following website for correct pronunciation of words. Just punch in your word and listen to the pronunciation.

    English Pronouncing Dictionary with Instant Sound Free Online

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    Re: How do I pronounce "Alzheimer"

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Hello! How do I pronounce "a" and " zh" in the word of " Alzheimer"?

    "a" ->a in the apple?
    "zh"-> z in the zen?

    Thanks in advance!
    In AE, we commonly split the syllables between /z/ and /h/ in /Alzheimer's/. The /a/ is like the /a/ in /balls/,which rhymes with the first syllable:

    Alz-heimer's

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    Re: How do I pronounce "Alzheimer"

    The Canadian pronunciation is quite consistent in that the “z” is pronounced as ‘ts” in the word “Alzheimer”. What is not consistent is the “a” in the first syllable which may be transcribed as /Z/ (as in “or”), /F/ (as in “hat”) or /]+/ (as in all). The "h" is in the second syllable.

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    Re: How do I pronounce "Alzheimer"

    In the U.S., it's

    pal's (Alz as in pal's)

    hi (Hi as in hi, or hello)

    her (mer as in her)

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