Pronunciation Of The Name “Atwood”
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Atwood – For this name: the “A” is short; the “t” is (often) stopped; the “oo” combination is pronounced like the true-schwa / Short “I” Diphthong (as in the words “Put” or “Foot”); and the final “d” is a flap-d but is (often) stopped.
– /æ[T]-wəih[d]/ – /ˈæ[t].wəɪɾ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –