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The Term “Collocation”

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Pronunciation Of The Term “Collocation”

 

Collocation – For this term:  the “C” is hard;  the first “o” is short, the “ll” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “l” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue);  the second “o” is long;  the second “c” is hard;  the “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong;  and for the “-tion” suffix – the “ti” combination is pronounced like the un-voiced “sh” combination;  and the “o” is pronounced as an i-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue).
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/kah-loh-KAY-shihn/ – /ˌkɑ.lo.ˈkeiː.ʃə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “g” ending (when not stopped) acts as a third syllable –

 

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