Sat., Ap. 16, 2016 3:51 p.m. PDT
American English pronunciation of “grocery(ies):
In well-spoken American English, the words “grocery” and “groceries” are pronounced in two ways:
Gro-sir-re (in three syllables)
Gros-re (in two syllables).
You can hear those pronunciations over the internet in audio pronunciation websites.
Most of these give a three-syllable pronunciation of "grocery" and "groceries".
I am a native Los Angeles resident. I pronounce “grocery” and “groceries” in the two-syllable way, gros-re(s).
This is MY opinion. There is NO “sha” in the words “grocery” and “groceries”. The “c” is pronounced as a soft “c” with an “s” sound.
This is MY opinion. The pronunciation “groshary” is incorrect. I think that mis-pronunciation implies the individual has a speech impediment (a lisp or a stutter), has loose or missing teeth, is just learning to speak English, or is pronouncing those words in a patois or slang. It is not the main-stream educated American English oral form of the word.
3:51 p.m. PDT
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I do not find in American or British pronunciation guides the "sha" sound, except for one. The words "grocery" and "groceries" come from the French word "gross" and ultimately from classic and medieval Latin.
Here are links to various websites giving audio and/or phonetically spelled versions of grocery and groceries:
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