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I am wondering how to pronounce the recall in recall its ambassador?
Is that supposed to be the same as in recall toyota cars with stress on the first syllable?
What you do with an ambassador or a car is /ri:'kɔ:l/. What you do with a childhood memory is /rɪ'kɔ:l/ it. The stress changes to make them both into a noun, with the same first syllable.
Toyota announced a /'ri:kɔ:l/.
He has total /'ri:kɔ:l/. [I've also heard 'total /rɪ'kɔ:l/, but not 'total /'rɪkɔ:l/]
Apologies for my having missed out the use of the word as a noun. My reply only referred to the verb (to recall the ambassador, to recall the cars). However, of course, as the others have said, "Toyota have announced a recall".