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26/05/2015 decider [en] Prononciation de decider 1 votes
26/05/2015 fast [en] Prononciation de fast 1 votes
20/11/2013 Apocalypse Now [en] Prononciation de Apocalypse Now 6 votes
20/11/2013 Armageddon [en] Prononciation de Armageddon 3 votes
20/11/2013 sorrow [en] Prononciation de sorrow 6 votes
20/11/2013 selfie [en] Prononciation de selfie 11 votes
20/11/2013 showrooming [en] Prononciation de showrooming 5 votes
20/11/2013 binge-watch [en] Prononciation de binge-watch 1 votes
20/11/2013 cataclysm [en] Prononciation de cataclysm 2 votes
20/11/2013 devastation [en] Prononciation de devastation 4 votes
20/11/2013 catastrophe [en] Prononciation de catastrophe 5 votes
20/11/2013 annihilation [en] Prononciation de annihilation 1 votes
20/11/2013 distress [en] Prononciation de distress 3 votes
20/11/2013 Tragedy [en] Prononciation de Tragedy 6 votes
20/11/2013 woe [en] Prononciation de woe 4 votes
20/11/2013 adversity [en] Prononciation de adversity 1 votes
20/11/2013 deteriorate [en] Prononciation de deteriorate 5 votes
20/11/2013 ruination [en] Prononciation de ruination 1 votes
20/11/2013 washout [en] Prononciation de washout 1 votes
20/11/2013 disregard [en] Prononciation de disregard 2 votes
20/11/2013 carelessness [en] Prononciation de carelessness 1 votes
20/11/2013 neglect [en] Prononciation de neglect 3 votes
20/11/2013 degeneration [en] Prononciation de degeneration 0 votes
20/11/2013 blight [en] Prononciation de blight 1 votes
20/11/2013 fiasco [en] Prononciation de fiasco 2 votes
20/11/2013 debacle [en] Prononciation de debacle 0 votes
20/11/2013 disaster [en] Prononciation de disaster 3 votes
20/11/2013 destructive [en] Prononciation de destructive 2 votes
20/11/2013 car-crash [en] Prononciation de car-crash 6 votes
20/11/2013 self-inflicted [en] Prononciation de self-inflicted 0 votes
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Native of England, UK, so inevitably I speak British English (coded as en-GB under ISO standards). We'd probably call my regional accent RP (received pronunciation) which is spoken across London, the home counties and the south-east of England. I defer to guidance on world dialects of English given online in the Oxford English Dictionary at – though my Yorkshire roots are occasionally betrayed by an instinctive flat northern vowel, as in /wɒn/

Speakers of English as a second language often overlook the everyday intonations that that have produced some of the world's great poetry.

Two patterns of stress dominate spoken English. When emphasis falls on the second syllable in a two-syllable word (hell-O, be-GIN, to-DAY, ro-MANCE), the stressed vowel is usually louder and longer. This everyday pattern is captured perfectly by much of Shakespeare's output, written in what poets call the iambic pentameter (five beats to the line, where the stress is on the second of two syllables), as in:
"Shall I com-PARE thee TO a SUM-mer's DAY? " (stress the word I in second place), and:
"I KNOW a BANK where-ON the WILD thyme BLOWS" (no stress on I as the first word).

The opposite rhythm is the trochee - the poet's term for stressing the first of two syllables: ENG-lish, MON-day, TRO-chee, PO-em, SHAKE-speare, ANG-lo SAX-on.

“Trochee trips from long to short
From long to long in solemn sort..."
... as Coleridge wrote. It is the more formal and less comfortable of these two main rhythms in English, and it can come to sound rather relentless when spoken at length, as in Longfellow's poem The Song of Hiawatha:
"By the shore of Gitchie Gumee,
By the shining Big-Sea-Water..."

In longer, polysyllabic words, a general rule is to stress the third syllable counted leftwards from the end of the word: AN-i-mal, SAT-ur-day, mag-NIF-i-cent, Minn-e-A-pol-is, ARCH-i-tect, INT-er-est.

A final unstressed vowel is often thrown away with a non-specific "uh" sound /ə/, as with the final syllable in RIV-er, NEV-er, CAP-i-tal, CARR-ot, REG-u-lat-or, EX-tra, GARR-i-son, el-EC-tric-al. This neutral sound is the most common vowel in English pronunciation and is called a sheva.

For more about intonation and stress consult the online at

Many linguistic varieties of English exist all over the world – Standard English is itself only one dialect. The main dialects are identified online at

I don't attempt to pronounce US words, nor do I vote on American pronunciations, and trust other non-native speakers of British English to reciprocate.

Sexe: Homme

Accent/pays: Royaume-Uni

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