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what do you think of pronunciation where the 2nd syllable sounds like 'noun'?
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No, they are not pronunced the same. The vowel in pronunciation is a single vowel, as in "but", whereas it is a diphtong in noun, as in "mouth".

You can hear the diphtong by having a look at the following link: http://www.yorku.ca/earmstro/ipa/diphthongs.html

Hope that it helps.
thanks for the link, LanguagLover. it's not working for me just now, but i'll try again later.
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Sam Cwhat do you think of pronunciation where the 2nd syllable sounds like 'noun'?

Some native speakers do pronounce "pronunciation" as "pronounciation", but it's a mistake.

MrP
how do we pronounce (a)in can and(u) in uncle
i don't how to pronunciation some word when i read the book. please tell me about the syllable or stress of word.
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English is my second language but I can speak little but good so I would like to improve up to native people.

So I want to get more book and pronounciation CD and cassetes and any other items that can help me how to achieve my goals one day.

Please send me more advise about this topic

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Saleh
>> Some native speakers do pronounce "pronunciation" as "pronounciation", but it's a mistake.

MrP <<

Native speakers cannot make a mistake when it comes to pronunciation. I do not however pronounce it like that.
Native speakers can make mistakes with pronounciation. Unfortunately with English, the spelling does not always give you a clue to the pronounciation, so if people learn a word from seeing it written, they can make mistakes.

My dad drives me nuts as there are two words that he always mispronounces as he learnt them from seeing them written.
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