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Hi,
none of the dictionaries I checked say that "well" have an alternative pronunciation. But I keep hearing "well" pronounced with a schwa, wuh-ll, not with the "e" as in "bed".

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wuh-ll??? Where did you hear this? Is it regional?

CJ
CalifJimClean out your ears!!! Emotion: smile
Yeah, maybe I should... maybe sometimes I don't pay much attention and I mishear that.
Next time I think I've heard "wuh-ll", maybe I'll post a clip here.
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< post a clip > Not a bad idea.

Are you sure you didn't mean we'll? That's more likely to occur in unstressed position than well.

CJ
I hear (and say ^^; ) "wull" a lot when people are trying to pronounce the word "well." It's just laziness combined with regional trends in vowel shifts.
I think the word ‘well’ /wel/ may be pronounced with a schwa /wcl/ in its weak (unaccented) form especially when used as an interjection.
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BuddhaheartI think the word ‘well’ /wel/ may be pronounced with a schwa /wcl/ in its weak (unaccented) form especially when used as an interjection.
Yes, that's what I sometimes notice. It happens at the beginning of a statement, and "well" is pronounced very fast...

Weeeell... I think that...
Wuh-l I think that... <--- fast, even the final L tend to disappear.