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The Word “Abbreviations”

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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 Word “Abbreviations”

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Abbreviations – For this word:  the first “A” turns into a u-schwa;  the “bb” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “b” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue);  the “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 for the “-tion” suffix – the “ti” combination is pronounced like the un-voiced “sh” combination, and the “o” turns into an i-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue);  and the final “s” is pronounced (almost) like the letter “z”.

/uh-bree-vee-YAY-shihn-z//ə(ʌ).ˌbɹiː.viː.ˈje.ʃə(ɪ)n.z/ – Notice also that the major stress is on the fourth syllable and that there is a minor stress on the second syllable

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See Also:  Abbreviation

The Grammatical Term:  “Abbreviation”

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