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SS2: ENGLISH - 1ST TERM

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In our previous lesson, we defined unstressed vowels as those letters that are not easy to hear.  They often occur in weak syllables and are often represented by the vowel sound schwa /Ә/ and also by the short vowel sound /I/ .

        Other Examples of Unstressed Vowels

a.     If the first syllable of a two-syllable word is a single letter, the first syllable is usually unstressed and is therefore represented by the schwa or /Ӏ/

        Examples:

        a BOUT    /Әbaʊt/

        a  LONE   /Әlәʊn/

        a GAIN     /Әgeɪn/

        a ROUND /Әraʊnd/

        a WAY      /Әweɪ/

        o FFENCE /Әfens/

        o PPOSE  /ӘpӘʊz/

        e STATE   /ɪsteɪt/

        e LITE      /ɪL;:t/

b.     If the first syllable of a two-syllable word is a prefix the first syllable is unstressed and represented by the schwa or by /ɪ/.

        to DAY     /tӘdeɪ/

        de SIST    /dɪzɪst/

        pro MOTE prӘmӘʊt/

        re MOVE  /rɪmu:v/

        co RRECT kӘrekt/

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