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How to pronounce "IFRS," International Financial Reporting Standards? Anybody knows its phonetic symbols with IPA symbols?

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In American English is pronounced /aɪ ɛf ɑr ɛs/; in British English is pronounced /ʌɪ ɛf ɑː ɛs/.

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But if it's run together, as in Neil's answer, the 'r' will be sounded between vowels even in non-rhotic accents. – Colin Fine Feb 24 '11 at 18:22

You pronounce it as initials, so in phonetic transcription of typical British English I'd suggest e.g. [ɑjɛfɑɹɛs].

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