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The Term “Abbreviates”


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Pronunciation Of The Term “Abbreviation”

Abbreviates – For this term:  the first “A” is pronounced as a u-schwathe “bb” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “b” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue);  the first “e” is long;  the “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”;  there is a phantom consonant “y” in-between the “i” and the “a” (this is a product of the transition from one vowel sound to the next);  the second “a” is a True Long “A”;  and the second “e” is silent.

/uh-BREE-vee-ya’-ts//ə(ʌ).ˈbɹiː.viː.je.ts/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable and that the “ts” ending acts as a separate syllable –


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See Also:  Abbreviate, AbbreviatedAbbreviating, Abbreviation, Abbreviations, Acronym, & Acronyms

The Grammatical Term:  “Abbreviation”

The Grammatical Term:  “Acronym”

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