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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”.
Acquire – For this word: the “A” turns into a u-schwa; the “c” is silent; the “qu” combination is pronounced like a “kw” combination; and for the “-ire” suffix – the “i” is pronounced like the “igh” combination, there is a phantom consonant “y” in-between the “i” and the “r” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next), and the “e” is silent (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue).
– /uh-KWIGH-y’r/ – /ə(ʌ).ˈkwʌiː.jɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable –
See Also: Acquired, Acquiring, Acquisition, & Acquisitions
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