Different people speak pronunciation according to the Standard English dialect that is spoken in different parts of England. So, locals pronounce different words according to the local English dialect. But those people, who not live in English-speaking countries, acquire their accent from course materials or other major news media channels.
So, we have prepared this guideline for teaching students or non-native English speakers regarding proper phonics of the word “pronunciation”.
How To Spell And Pronounce The Word “Pronunciation”?
The word pronunciation means the way in which a person speaks.
There are some words in English that are hard to pronounce, spell, and write. Either we pronounce what we were supposed to write or speak what we were supposed to spell. So, there are some really difficult words in the English language that needs a proper explanation. One of such words is “pronunciation”.
There is great confusion about the spelling and pronunciation of the word “pronunciation”. Let us first try to understand why there is so much confusion surrounding this word, then we’ll go ahead and explain the correct spelling and pronunciation of the word “pronunciation”.
1. How to Spell the Pronunciation?
Many people confuse the middle part of the word “pronunciation” with “noun”. We all humans are used to connecting an event or a thing with another. So, we can remember it well. Likewise, most people try to connect the middle part of the Pronunciation with “noun”.
We are not blaming the speakers of language for this confusion. The verb of the word “pronunciation” is “pronounce”. So, why can it not be “Pronounciation”? Instead of writing “Pronunciation”, most people write “pronounciation”. This is an incorrect way to spell the pronunciation. It is “Pronunciation”.
Tip: You can refer to the “nuns” in mind while spelling pronunciation. So, you will not forget it next time.
2. How To “Speak Pronunciation”?
When you find a word in the dictionary, you directly see the meaning of the word. But do you know that dictionaries also define the way words are spoken. Besides the words themselves, you’ll often come across some words often with strange spellings like (prə-nŭn′sē-ā′shən) . These strange words basically show us the “pronunciation” of the words and int his case this strange word is showing us the pronunication of word pronunciation itself.
So pronunciation is the way in which we utter a word or make sounds for speaking that particular word. One of the toughest words to pronounce is the “pronunciation” itself. Most readers keep pronouncing the word “pronunciation” as Pronounciation”. Let me stress it again that you cannot pronounce the middle part of the word as “noun”. You have to pronounce it the way it is written and i.e “pronunciation”.
Make a subtle sound of the “nun”, and you will be able to speak the word “pronunciation” perfectly.
Remember not to to confuse Pronunciation with Pronounciation at college or your workplace. In order to spell and read pronunciation correctly, you need to fully understand the difference between noun and verb of the word pronunciation. To refresh it again before you go, the noun is “Pronunciation” whereas the verb is “Pronounce”.