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    Re: Some IPA of names

    "si:z", or "s-schwa-z". The plural of any word ending in an /s/ sound follows the same rule.
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    #22

    Re: Some IPA of names

    It doesn't use a long vowel in standard pronunciation, but a short one.

    So it's: /sɪz/

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    #23

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    "si:z", or "s-schwa-z".
    So the symbol /i:/ represents a sustained (long) vowel, as in sheep, not a schwa. (The two dots are meant to show that the vowel can be sustained.)

    The schwa, represented by /ə/, is the short unstressed 'uh' sound, as in station and potato.

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    #24

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    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    So the symbol /i:/ represents a sustained (long) vowel, as in sheep, not a schwa. (The two dots are meant to show that the vowel can be sustained.)

    The schwa, represented by /ə/, is the short unstressed 'uh' sound, as in station and potato.
    I thought it was the same as "diseases".

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    #25

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    You thought what was the same as "diseases"?

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    #26

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    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    So the symbol /i:/ represents a sustained (long) vowel, as in sheep, not a schwa. (The two dots are meant to show that the vowel can be sustained.)

    The schwa, represented by /ə/, is the short unstressed 'uh' sound, as in station and potato.
    Thanks. I had a nagging feeling I was making a mistake. I should have held my virtual tongue.
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    #27

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    Hi teachers.

    Would you please type me the IPA of these words? I can't find the IPAs of them online.

    Chevrolet
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    This Wikipedia page tells you about Chevrolet. If you can't access that: Chevrolet (/ˌʃɛvrəˈleɪ/ SHEV-rə-LAY)

    /'brɜndən'dʌgən/

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    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    This Wikipedia page tells you about Chevrolet. If you can't access that: Chevrolet (/ˌʃɛvrəˈleɪ/ SHEV-rə-LAY)
    We don't emphasize the first syllable in American English: shev-rə-LAY.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    We don't emphasize the first syllable in American English: shev-rə-LAY.
    If you look very closely at the IPA, you'll see two tiny marks—one before the first syllable, at the bottom, and one before the last syllable, at the top. These mark stress.

    A stress mark at the top marks primary stress and a stress mark at the bottom marks secondary stress. So in American English, both syllables are indeed stressed, but one has more stress than the other.

    Interestingly (or not), most Brits would stress these syllables the other way round, i.e., with primary stress on the first syllable.

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