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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”.
Barrier – For this word: the “a” is a Long “A” / Short “I” Diphthong (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it); the “rr” combination is pronounced simple like the single letter “r” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue); the “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”; there is a phantom consonant letter “y” in-between the “i” and the “e” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next); and for the “-er” suffix – the “e” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue).
– /BAYR-ee-y’r/ – /ˈbeɪɹ.iː.jɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –
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