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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”.
Utterance – For this word: the first “a” is a Long “A” / Short “I” Diphthong (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it); the “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”; there is a phantom consonant letter “y” in-between the “i” and the “o” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next); and for the “-ous” suffix – the “ou” combination is pronounced as an i-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue).
– /VAYR-ee-yihs/ – /ˈveɪɹ.iː.jə(ɪ)s/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –
See Also: Utter, Utterances, Uttered, & Utterly
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