Abusive Pronunciation

Abusive Pronunciation in American English

IPA (Phonetic): /əˈbjuː.sɪv/

Breakdown:

  • /ə/: uh as in about
  • /ˈb/: b as in bat
  • /j/: y as in yes
  • /uː/: oo as in fool
  • /s/: s as in sit
  • /ɪ/: i as in sit
  • /v/: v as in van

Sounds like: "uh-BYOO-siv"

Abusive Pronunciation in British English

IPA (Phonetic): /əˈbjuː.sɪv/

Breakdown:

  • /ə/: uh as in about
  • /ˈb/: b as in bat
  • /j/: y as in yes
  • /uː/: oo as in fool
  • /s/: s as in sit
  • /ɪ/: i as in sit
  • /v/: v as in van

Sounds like: "uh-BYOO-siv"

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