Alternative Pronunciation

Alternative Pronunciation in American English

IPA (Phonetic): /ɔlˈtɜrnətɪv/

Breakdown:

  • /ɔ/: aw as in saw
  • /l/: l as in light
  • /ˈt/: t as in top
  • /ɜr/: er as in urge
  • /n/: n as in not
  • /ə/: uh as in duh
  • /t/: t as in top
  • /ɪ/: i as in bit
  • /v/: v as in vet

Sounds like: "awl-TUR-nuh-tiv"

Alternative Pronunciation in British English

IPA (Phonetic): /ɔːlˈtɜːnətɪv/

Breakdown:

  • /ɔː/: aw as in saw
  • /l/: l as in light
  • /ˈt/: t as in top
  • /ɜː/: er as in fur
  • /n/: n as in not
  • /ə/: uh as in duh
  • /t/: t as in top
  • /ɪ/: i as in bit
  • /v/: v as in vet

Sounds like: "awl-TUR-nuh-tiv"

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