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|Subject:||IPA transcription question|
|Question:||One of my co-workers and I are having a disagreement regarding the IPA transcription of the phrase ''Explore the Core''. One thought is that it is transcribed as: ɛkˈsplɔɚ ðə kɔɝ and the other thought is that it is transcribed as: ɪk'splɔɚ ðə kɔɚ. Please let us know the correct transcription (or let us know if we are both wrong). Thanks|
|Reply:||Clearly dialects differ, but I think your second alternative would be much more usual than the first. There may be English-speakers who would use the BET vowel for the first, unstressed syllable of "explore", but I don't think this pronunciation is widespread if it exists at all. Geoffrey Sampson|
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