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Subject: English Pronunciation Pattern by Native Chinese Speakers?
Question: My mom, whose native language is Chinese, seems to exhibit the following pronunciation pattern when speaking English: If a word begins with an unstressed schwa followed by a stressed syllable beginning with a consonant, she will often drop the schwa, which results in words like ''appeal'' being pronounced just like ''peel.'' Is this pronunciation pattern typical among native Chinese speakers when speaking English?
From: Tom Li
Date: 20-Jun-2014
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