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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”.
Allocated – For this word: the “A” is short; the “ll” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “l” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “o” is long; the “c” is hard; for the “-ate” suffix – the “a” is a True Long “A”, the “t” is (usually) stopped – but with the addition of the “-ed” ending – the “t” is a flap-t, and 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.
– /æ-loh-kay-dih[d]/ – /ˈæl.o.ke.ɾə(ɪ)[ɾ]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –
See Also: Allocate & Allocating
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