The Word “Certificate”



[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 “Certificate”


Certificate – For this word:  the “C” is soft;  the first “e” disappears;  the first “i” is short;  the second “i” is an i-schwa;  the second “c” is hard;  and for the “-ate” suffix – the “a” is pronounced as an i-schwa;  the “t” is (often) stopped, and the final “e” is silent (this is one of two standard pronunciations of this suffix in The Common Tongue).

/s’r-TIH-fih-kih-[t]//sɚ.ˈtɪ.fə(ɪ).kə(ɪ).[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable


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