Pronunciation Of The Name “American Samoa”
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American Samoa – For this name: the first word is pronounced the same as the single word “American”; and for the second word: The first “a” is pronounced as a u-schwa; the “o” is long; there is a phantom letter “w” in-between the “o” and the “a” (this is a product of the transition from one vowel sound to the next); and the final “a” is pronounced as a u-schwa.
– /uh-MAYR-ih-kihn suh-MOH-wuh/ – /ə(ʌ).ˈmeɪɹ.ə(ɪ).kə(ɪ)n sə(ʌ).ˈmo.wə(ʌ)/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second and sixth syllables – –
See Also: America, “American”, Americans