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How are the following words pronounced? I always get confused on pronunciation. I put the pronunciation I think is correct next to the words:

Status - (Stat-us with Stat rhyming with mat)
Bomb - Is the "B" at the end silent or pronounced?
Database - Is it Dat-a-base or Day-ta-base
Wednesday - Is it Wens-day or Wed-ness-day?

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closed as general reference by simchona, Jasper Loy, Gnawme, Barrie England, ShreevatsaR Dec 22 '11 at 8:11

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about data: english.stackexchange.com/questions/10155/… Also, please ask one question a time –  Theta30 Dec 22 '11 at 6:13
    
@Theta30 Pronunciation for most words is genref. –  Mahnax Dec 22 '11 at 16:46
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Status: 'Stat-us' and 'State-us' are both used

Bomb: Always a silent b, pronounced as 'Bomm'

Wednesday: Usually I hear this as 'Wens-day'; on occasion I have heard it pronounced as 'Weddens-day'. I do not believe it is ever pronounced 'Wed-ness-day'

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Nice! Thanks! What about Database? –  Legolas Greenleaf Dec 22 '11 at 9:21
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You should check the audio pronunciation on an online dictionary like www.dictionary.com. It is very common for different pronunciations to exist for the same word. The American and British pronunciations of the same words can be quite different.

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