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Odessa Dawn

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How do we pronounce Glenn? Which one should I pick up /glen/or /glən/?

 

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It's /glen/ (in standard Britsh phonological symbols). It rhymes with pen, men, den, etc.
 

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:up: In Br English you can't have a schwa in a stressed syllable, and there's no way you can remove the stress from a monosyllable when it's a name- it'd be hard to remove the stress from 'glen' but impossible to remove it from 'Glenn'.

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:up: In Br English you can't have a schwa in a stressed syllable, and there's no way you can remove the stress from a monosyllable when it's a name- it'd be hard to remove the stress from 'glen' but impossible to remove it from 'Glenn'.
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I've just found out what a "schwa" is.
Looks like I'm improving - slowly! ;-)
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