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There are several factors that make /ˈpɛpəmənt/ an unlikely phonemic representation of "peppermint." Vowel must be (fully) unstressed to be reduced In general, only unstressed vowels can be reduced. In theories that distinguish multiple levels of stress in English words, we can narrow it down even further: only fully unstressed vowels can be reduced. ...


Miss O'Brien regularly speaks in a gently scouse accent from the Liverpool area, West Midlands. This would also be consistent with her Irish surname.

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