ɪn fər/ fə ə peni

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HifaMo

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Hi,

Which one is correct in RP?
/ɪn fər/ fə ə peni/

I think /ɪn fər ə peni/ because even though /r/ is not pronouncedin RP, there a vowel after "for."


Correct me, please.
 

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You are correct. You will also hear /ɪn frə peni/ and even /ɪm frə peni/.
 

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The two syllables are separated after the "e". It's said "pe-nny" or, at a push, "pen-ny" (without pronouncing the "n" twice!). We don't separate it as "penn-y".
 

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/ˈpɛ.ni/
Why has a word composed of two syllables been transcribed as monosyllable, please?

I don't understand your question. There are two syllables in that transcription.
 

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Thank you, 5jj. I did mean post #1 and #2, not mine.
 
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