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The Name “American Samoa”

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The pronunciation of any word in English (or any language at all) is not Universal.  This is because there are many different dialects of The English Language — both throughout America, and also world-wide.  The pronunciations that are presented on GiveMeSomeEnglish!!! are based-upon a combination of both common usage, and the most neutral accent used in The International Common Tongue — a.k.a. “American English”.
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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” turns into 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” turns into 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 –  Take The TOEFL iBT Exam in American Samoa –

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