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Do American and British native speakers pronounce the first syllable of words such as 'engage' and 'encourage' as 'in' or 'en'? In my country, the first syllable of all such words are pronounced as 'en', and if I pronounced it as 'in', I would be corrected or be taught of as not knowing how to pronounce such simple words.
I left out two words. They are 'editor' and 'edition'. The first syllable of the former is, according to my dictionary, pronounced as 'ed', while the latter's first syllable is pronounced as 'i' as in 'in'. Do native speakers pronounce 'edition' as stated in my dictionary?
Many thanks, Fivejedjon,for being so thorough in sharing your knowledge.