6 thoughts on “a as in any

  1. TM

    Not in Australia – it’s three syllables, not four: sekÉ™ndri

    Also doppelganger and googleganger have a short a sound, even in Melbourne.

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    1. alison Post author

      My source for these lists was the Macquarie Dictionary of a bit over a decade ago, and the copy is in my office and I’m at home right now, I’ll see if I can remember to look this up but I’m pretty sure I checked them all with the phonetic script. Of course the pronunciation may have changed now.

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    1. alison Post author

      In my accent the letter “a” in “botany”, “company”, “litany”, “accompany” and “Tiffany” is an unstressed vowel (schwa) not an /e/ sound, but maybe it’s an /e/ as in “red” in your accent.

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