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The Word “Hostess”

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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 “Hostess”

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Hostess – For this word:  the “H” is pronounced audibly;  the “o” is long;  and for the “-ess” suffix – the “e” is pronounced as an i-schwa;  and the final “ss” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “s” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue) & (this is the standard pronunciations of this suffix in The Common Tongue).

/HOH-s-tihs/ – /ˈho.s.tə(ɪ)s/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

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