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    "Swimming" pronounced as "Sooming"

    Hello,
    As the title suggest, Britains tend to pronounce the noun "Swimming pool" as "Sooming pool".

    Are there any techniques involved around such a pronunciation.

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    Re: "Swimming" pronounced as "Sooming"

    I've never heard that pronunciation myself.

    By the way, people from Britain are Britons.
    I am not a teacher

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    Re: "Swimming" pronounced as "Sooming"

    'Briton' is a word I have rarely seen or heard used of us British.

    I have never heard a fellow Brit pronounce 'swimming' as 'sooming'.

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    Re: "Swimming" pronounced as "Sooming"

    That's good.

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    Re: "Swimming" pronounced as "Sooming"

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    Re: "Swimming" pronounced as "Sooming"

    Quote Originally Posted by Mohamed_88 View Post
    Britains tend to pronounce the noun "Swimming pool" as "Sooming pool".
    They don't- there may be differences in the vowel sounds, though not as far as you suggest IMO, but the /w/ is pronounced.

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