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Pronunciation Of The Word “Acceptable”

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The Word “Acceptable”

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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.
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Pronunciation Of The Word “Acceptable”

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Acceptable – For this word:  the first “A” is pronounced as a true-schwa;  for the “cc” combination — the first “c” is hard, and the second “c” is soft (this is one of TWO standard pronunciations of this letter combination in The Common Tongue);  then the “e” is short;  the “p” is (usually) stopped;  the “t” is pronounced like the letter “d”;  and for the “-able” suffix – the “a” is pronounced as a u-schwa;  there is a phantom-schwa in-between the “b” and the “l” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to another);  and the final “e” is silent (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue).
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/ək-SEH[P]-duh-bəl//ək.ˈsɛ[p].də(ʌ).bəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable –

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See Also:  Accept, Accepted & Accepting

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