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The Word “Bonfire”


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Pronunciation Of The Word “Bonfire”

Bonfire – For this word:  the “o” is short;  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 final “e” is silent.

/BAHN-figh-y’r//ˈbɑn.fʌiː.jɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “r” ending acts as a separate syllable –


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