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The Word “Allowance”

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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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Pronunciation Of The Word “Allowance”

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Allowance – For this word:  the “A” turns into a u-schwa;  the “ll” combination is pronounce simply like the single letter “l” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)the “ow” combination is pronounced like in the word “now” or “how” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue);  there is an additional phantom “w” in-between the “w” and the “a” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next);  and for the “-ance” suffix – the “a” turns into an i-schwa, the “c” is soft, and the “e” is silent (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue).

/uh-LOW-wihn-s/ – /ə(ʌ).ˈlau.wə(ɪ)n.s/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable and that the “s” ending acts as a separate syllable –

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See Also:  Allow & Allowed

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