Against Pronunciation

Against Pronunciation in American and British English:

American English (US) Pronunciation:

IPA Notation: /əˈɡɛnst/

Phonetic Spelling: uh-GENST

Breakdown:

/ə/: The first syllable is pronounced with a schwa sound, which is a neutral, unstressed vowel sound (like the "a" in "sofa").

 /ˈɡɛnst/: The second syllable is stressed, with "e" pronounced like the "e" in "men," followed by "nst," where the "n" and "st" are pronounced together as in "inst."

British English (UK) Pronunciation:

IPA Notation: /əˈɡeɪnst/ or /əˈɡɛnst/

Phonetic Spelling: uh-GAYNST or uh-GENST

Breakdown:

/ə/: The first syllable is pronounced with a schwa sound, the same as in American English.

/ˈɡeɪnst/: One common pronunciation has the second syllable stressed, with "ai" pronounced like the "ay" in "say," followed by "nst," where the "n" and "st" are pronounced together as in "inst."

 /ˈɡɛnst/: Another common pronunciation is similar to the American version, with "e" pronounced like the "e" in "men," followed by "nst," where the "n" and "st" are pronounced together as in "inst."

In both American and British English, "against" has variations in the pronunciation of the second syllable, with regional differences affecting whether it sounds like "GENST" or "GAYNST."

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