Pronunciation Of The Word “Broaden”
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Broaden – For this word: the “oa” combination sounds like the “aw” combination; the “d” is a flap-d but is (often) stopped; and for the “-en” suffix – the “e” is pronounced as an i-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue).
– /BRAW-[d]’n/ – /ˈbɹɔ[ɾ].ə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –