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The Word “Accentuated”

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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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Accent - Accentuate

(Her Use of Makeup Greatly Accentuated Her Natural Beauty)

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Pronunciation Of The Word “Accentuate”

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Accentuated – For this word:  the first “A” turns into an i-schwa;  for the “cc” combination — the first “c” is hard, and the second “c” is soft (this is one of TWO standard pronunciations of this letter combination in The Common Tongue);  then the first “e” is short;  the first “t” is pronounced like the “ch” combination (this is due to the placement of the letter “u” directly after it);  the “u” is long;  there is a phantom-w in-between the “u” and the “a” (this is a product of the transition from the “u” to the “a” vowel sound);  then the “a” is a True Long “A”;  the second “t” is flap-t;  and finally — since the root-word ends with the sound of the letter “t” — the “e” of the “-ed” ending turns into an i-schwa, and the final “d” is a flap-d, but is (often) stopped.

/ihk-SEHN-choo-ay-dih[d]//ə(ɪ)k.ˈsɛn.tʃu.we.ɾə(ɪ)ɾ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable –

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See Also:  Accent & Accentuate

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