Afternoon Pronunciation

Afternoon Pronunciation in American and British English:

American English (US) Pronunciation:

IPA Notation: /ˌæf.tɚˈnun/

Phonetic Spelling: af-ter-NOON

Breakdown:

/ˌæf/: The first syllable is unstressed, with "a" pronounced like the "a" in "cat," followed by an "f" sound.

/tɚ/: The second syllable is unstressed, with "er" pronounced with a schwa-like sound (similar to the "er" in "water" in American English).

/ˈnun/: The third syllable is stressed, with "oo" pronounced like the "oo" in "moon," followed by an "n" sound.

British English (UK) Pronunciation:

IPA Notation: /ˌɑːf.təˈnuːn/

Phonetic Spelling: ahf-tuh-NOON

Breakdown:

/ˌɑːf/: The first syllable is unstressed, with "a" pronounced like the "a" in "father," followed by an "f" sound.

/tə/: The second syllable is unstressed, with "er" pronounced with a schwa sound, softer and without the r-colored vowel sound found in American English.

/ˈnuːn/: The third syllable is stressed, with "oo" pronounced like the "oo" in "moon," followed by an "n" sound.

In both American and British English, the pronunciation of "afternoon" is similar, with differences in the vowel sounds and the treatment of the "r" sound in the second syllable.

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