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    about schwa and short u

    In American English, is the pronunciation of the letter 'a' in the word 'about' the same as that of the letter 'u' in the word 'bus'?

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    Re: about schwa and short u

    Yes.

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    Re: about schwa and short u

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    Yes.
    Thank you for your reply, MikeNewYork.

    Looking forward to more replies.

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    Re: about schwa and short u

    You'll only get more replies if anybody disagrees with Mike and me.

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    Re: about schwa and short u

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    You'll only get more replies if anybody disagrees with Mike and me.
    Thank you for your reply, Rover_KE.

    According to Merriam-Webster English Dictionary, the pronunciations of these two words are as follows:

    about adverb \ə-ˈbau̇t\
    bus noun, often attributive \ˈbəs\

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