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    #11

    Re: Is it right to say 'astronaut' this way?

    I am talking about the Bosnian voices ,as in my youtube video.They are different from the British and American ones.

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    #12

    Re: Is it right to say 'astronaut' this way?

    As jutfrank told you, they are pronouncing the Bosnian word.
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    #13

    Re: Is it right to say 'astronaut' this way?

    Quote Originally Posted by ensan View Post
    I am talking about the Bosnian voices ,as in my youtube video.They are different from the British and American ones.
    I don't follow.

    There is only one example of the Bosnian word, which you played two times, and which is pronounced correctly in Bosnian. You must understand that this is not the English word astronaut. It just looks the same.

    The other voice is you. The reason you are pronouncing it incorrectly is that you are trying to copy the Bosnian pronunciation of the Bosnian word.

    Do you understand what I'm saying about the difference between English and Bosnian?

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    #14

    Re: Is it right to say 'astronaut' this way?

    Quote Originally Posted by ensan View Post
    I am talking about the Bosnian voices ,as in my youtube video.They are different from the British and American ones.
    In that case, shouldn't you be asking a Bosnian language forum about the pronunciation?

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    #15

    Re: Is it right to say 'astronaut' this way?

    The last two pronunciations in the video are taken from the Forvo page. However, as others have mentioned, they're from the Bosnian section. If you scroll down the page, you'll find pronunciation of the word in several different languages after the English samples.

    Most, if not all of them pronounce it with the final syllable stressed, compared to English which stresses the first syllable. Often with loan words, the borrowing language still uses its own phonetic rules to pronounce the word versus keeping the pronunciation of the lending language.

    The British English pronunciation seems to be clipped a bit short at the beginning. Not sure if that's due to the accent, or if the recording just starts after he'd started speaking. I can barely hear that initial vowel, so I kind of suspect the recording started late.
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