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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”.
Acquired – 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), and the final “d” is a flap-d, but is (often) stopped.
– /uh-KWIGH-y’r-[d]/ – /ə(ʌ).ˈkwʌiː.jɚ.[ɾ]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable –
See Also: Acquire, Acquiring, Acquisition, & Acquisitions
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