Pronunciation Of The Term “By-Stander”
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By-Stander – For this word: the “y” is pronounced like the long letter “i”; the “a” is short; the “d” is a flap-d; and and for the “-er” suffix – the “e” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue).
– /BAI-s-tæn-d’r/ – /baiː.s.tæn.ɾɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –