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The Word “Cannot”

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[su_dropcap style=”flat”]T[/su_dropcap]he 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.

 

Letter C

 

Pronunciation Of The Word “Cannot”

 

Cannot – For this word:  the “C” is hard;  the “a” disappears;  the “nn” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “n” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue);  the “o” is short;  and the final “t” is (usually) stopped.
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/k’-NAH-[t]//k’.nɑ[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

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See Also:  Can, Can’t

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