Pronunciation Of The Word “Businesses”
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 — a.k.a. “American English”.
Businesses – For this word: the “u” is pronounced like the short letter “i”; the “s” is pronounced like the letter “z”; the “i” disappears; for the “-ness” suffix – the “e” is pronounced as an i-schwa, and the “ss” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “s” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue) & (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue); the second “e” is pronounced as an i-schwa; and the final “s” is pronounced (almost) like the letter “z”.
– /BIHZ-nihs-ihz/ – /ˈbɪz.nə(ɪ)s.ɪz/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –