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    Is it right to say 'astronaut' this way?

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

    The final syllable has too much stress.
    Typoman - writer of rongs

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

    Always try Forvo first. Choose English from the list of languages and then search for the relevant word. Here are the recorded examples of "astronaut".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ensan View Post
    Is it right to say 'astronaut' this way?
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    People will understand it, but it's not very natural.

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    #6

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

    The woman at the end of that video is pronouncing the Bosnian word, not the English one!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    The woman at the end of that video is pronouncing the Bosnian word, not the English one!
    What about the people in the very beginning of the video who represent the (Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary - 3rd Edition)?They pronounce it very differently.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ensan View Post
    What about the people in the very beginning of the video who represent the (Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary - 3rd Edition)?They pronounce it very differently.
    The first is a typical British pronunciation and the second is a typical American one.

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

    So the third and fourth persons are right or not?

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

    Are you talking about the pronunciations on Forvo? If so, they're all correct. They're all by native English speakers.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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