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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”.
Adolescence – For this word: the “A” is short; the “d” is a flap-d; the “o” turns into a true-schwa; the first “e” is short; the “sc” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “s”; and for the “-ence” suffix – the “e” turns into an i-schwa, the “c” is soft, and the final “e” is silent (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue).
– /æ-də-LEH-sihn-s/ – /ˌæ.ɾə.ˈlɛ.sə(ɪ)n.s/ – Notice also that there is a minor stress on the first syllable and that the major stress is on the third syllable — and also, that the “s” ending acts as a separate syllable –
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