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Pronunciation of “banal” in British English?

How is "banal" properly pronounced in British English? I know three ways to pronunciate banal but I don't know how to write them here.
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Pronunciation of '-ing' endings as '-een' [duplicate]

Recently my daughter told us she’d had a supply teacher at school because her regular teacher was “at home pukin’.” The pronunciation of the -ing ending as in’ [ɪn] (rather than [ɪŋ]) seems to be ...
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Words without vowels and vowels pronunciation [closed]

i Like to list out the common English words which doesn't have following 1.words without usage of vowels(e.g sky) 2.words doesn't have vowel 's pronunciation(e.g sky comes with 'i' pronunciation) ...
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6answers
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How to pronounce “worried”?

I have no idea whatsoever about IPA, so I apologise now for any ambiguity or difficult-to-understand-ness in this question. Me and a friend both disagree on the correct pronunciation of "worried". I ...
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1answer
953 views

Why is Tesco often pronounced Tesco's? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Store names & possessive “Ear doctor's” vs “Ear doctor” I have often heard members of the British public pronounce the name of the ...
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2answers
442 views

Pronunciation of “xenophobia,” “xenon,” and “Xena” [closed]

I've heard all of the above words with X as zeh. Is that an American English thing? What's the correct way to pronounce each word?
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4answers
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Pronunciation of “Porsche” over time

Is there an official pronunciation for Porsche? I grew up pronouncing it with a silent final e ("Porsh"). However, I've increasingly heard it was pronunced with a neutral e sound at the end ...
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3answers
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Pronunciation of “i” in the words like “direct”, “organization”, etc

I'm a nonnative speaker of English and I've always been unsure about the pronunciation of "i" inside words like direct, organization, etc. I was thinking that it's a matter of choice between American ...
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4answers
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Why is “sherbet” pronounced “sherbert” so much?

This has often stumped me. Not being a world-traveler, I don't know how widespread this pronunciation is, but if anyone knows: where did the r come from?
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4answers
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Is it affected to pronounce the “h” in wh- words such as “what”?

Almost no one does it except professors and cosmopolitans. Though some books will say that "what" should be pronounced "hwutt" and not "wutt", is it really recommended for us, the common folk, to ...
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3answers
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Why is “bream” pronounced as “brim”?

Every time I catch an Acanthopagrus australis, commonly known as a yellowfin bream, I wonder why its name is prounced "brim", (as in the same way you would pronounce the brim of a hat). ...
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0answers
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Pronunciation of “the” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the pronunciation of “the”? I've noticed that the word the is not always pronounced in the same way depending on the sound of the next word. I think ...
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0answers
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Pronouncing “00's” (as in 2000's) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the name of the first decade in a century? When talking about decades in the 20th century, it is customary to refer to them using only the last two digits. For ...
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2answers
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How to pronounce FAQ? ˈɛfˈeɪˈkyu or fæk? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the commonly accepted pronunciation of FAQ? FAQ stands for Frequently Asked Questions. I checked some dictionaries, they list both of the pronunciations. So I'm ...
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5answers
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What is the commonly accepted pronunciation of FAQ?

I hear FAQ(s) pronounced like a word in "FACK(s)", while I go letter by letter. In usage, what is more common? (Similar to SQL vs Sequel)