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Jeongmi
How do you pronounce this word? How do you pronounce the word 'auxiliary'? Also, I wonder if there's any pronunciation difference between American and British English for the word. Thanks.
May 30, 2015 9:31 AM
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Audio links for both UK and US accents are here : http://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english-cobuild-learners/auxiliary?showCookiePolicy=true The British phonetic transcription includes a -j sound which the speaker does not actually utter (and in this respect, it sounds just like the American sound). Though I have the same accent as the British speaker, I would utter the -j sound. But it's easier to say it without a -j sound.
May 30, 2015
Pons is a great online dictionary site that gives tons of good definitions in many different language pairs. You can also click on a recording for words to hear the pronunciation. Many of the English words have both British and American recordings http://de.pons.com/übersetzung?q=auxilary&l=deen&in=&lf=de However, at least some Americans (when speaking fast or in general) clip out syllables when speaking. Some would instead say: Aux-il-a-ry (like me) lol
May 30, 2015
Jeongmi
Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), English, Japanese, Korean
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English