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Subject: English Pronunciation Pattern by Native Chinese Speakers?
Question: My mom, whose native language is Chinese, seems to exhibit the following
pronunciation pattern when speaking English: If a word begins with an
unstressed schwa followed by a stressed syllable beginning with a consonant,
she will often drop the schwa, which results in words like ''appeal'' being
pronounced just like ''peel.'' Is this pronunciation pattern typical among native
Chinese speakers when speaking English?

From: Tom Li
Date: 20-Jun-2014
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