Which real/common English words, e.g. names, sound like [tsɑŋ55]?

Which real/common English words, e.g. names, sound like [tsɑŋ55]? “Jan”[dʒæn] & “Jane” [dʒeɪn], for example, are close enough to [tɕiɛn214]. In fact, “Jan” is almost perfect. “Song”([sɑŋ]or[sɒːŋ]) is better than “Jon”[dʒɑn] or “Johnson”[ˈdʒɔnsn] , but isn’t close enough to [tsɑŋ]. [dʒ] is closer to [tɕ] than to [tʂ] than to [ts]. The key point is … Read more

final letter “y”, following a vowel, yet representing another syllable

Is there a word in English, in which the final letter “y”, while following a vowel, would represent another syllable? For example, in the words “worry”, “story”, “sassy” the final letter “y” stands for one syllable (wo-rry, sto-ry, sa-ssy), but it doesn’t follow a vowel. On the other hand, in such words like “boy”, “say”, … Read more

Do the words Pediatrist & Podiatrist have the same pronunciation in American English?

Below are links with pronunciations of the words Pediatrist & Podiatrist if found on youtube. Is this a mistake that the word Podiatrist has the same pronunciation that an American pronunciation of the word pediatrist in the second video? Podiatrist-physician whose specialty is people’s feet. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gvSw-tQYuk&ab_channel=PronunciationGuide Pediatrist-physician whose specialty is little babies. (Fist pronunciation if … Read more

Pronunciation of “snake” and “snack” [closed]

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Does pronunciation of “livelihood” differ by county? [closed]

Closed. This question is off-topic. It is not currently accepting answers. Want to improve this question? Update the question so it’s on-topic for English Language Learners Stack Exchange. Closed 5 years ago. Improve this question I met a person who pronounced “livelihood” like “lifelihood“. Is there a some kind of dialect like this? Maybe I … Read more

Words with ‘oo’ that aren’t pronouced as [ʊ]

I’m looking for words that has double o, but aren’t pronounced as [ʊ]. (aren’t like moon, goose, school) Ideally is there a rule, or even a hint for finding these kind of words? Looking at the differentiation between long ⟨oo⟩ and short ⟨oo⟩, I’ve found few examples: Door Floor Blood Flood Coordinates Brooch Cooperative Zoology … Read more

H&M and Nike are facing a boycott

Is Nike pronounced as /ˈnaɪkiː/ (in UK)? Or /ˈnaɪk/? I’ve checked it out in dictionaries and found it is pronounced as /ˈnaɪkiː/ when it means a goddess or a missile; yet in the context below, it is the name of a shoe company (world-renowned). The sound of its Chinese translation is like /ˈnaɪk/. Hence the … Read more

POTUS’ transformative American Jobs Plan [closed]

Closed. This question is off-topic. It is not currently accepting answers. Want to improve this question? Update the question so it’s on-topic for English Language Learners Stack Exchange. Closed 6 months ago. Improve this question Is POTUS pronounced letter by letter: P,O,T,U,S? Or is it pronounced as /ˈpəʊ.təs/? Nancy Pelosi tweeted: Building Back Better means … Read more