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How do you pronounce the word, Superman?

For example the pronunciation of man seems equal in American and British English. But this is not the case for Superman. It seems that in American English, it is pronounced as Supermen. I'm asking it because in Italian we're using the American pronunciation.

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    No, In america it still has a "short a" as in 'bad' or 'fan' or 'can'. Regional dialect may change how that short a is pronounced. But however it is pronounced I'd expect that just plain 'man' and the 'man' in 'superman' would be pronounced the exact same way.
    – Jim
    Aug 19, 2012 at 23:42
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    In America it's /supərmæn/, with the /**æ**/ vowel of man, Stan, hand, and the second syllable of banana. What some people call the "short A" sound. In the UK that sound does not extend quite the same way, since the TV hero called /bə'nanəmæn/ in RP would be called /bə'nænəmæn/ in the US. Aug 20, 2012 at 0:04
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    Also, it looks like the OP may not reliably distinguish /ɛ/ in men from /æ/ in man, which is a common difficulty with English vowels. Aug 20, 2012 at 0:06
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    Highly relevant: "Why isn't it Spidermən?"
    – user1635
    Aug 20, 2012 at 4:12
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    The /æ/ sound in American English is somewhat closer to the /ɛ/ sound than the /æ/ in British English (but not as close as the /æ/ sound in New Zealand English). This is probably what is confusing the OP. I (an American) hear the American pronunciation in the link as /supərmæn/ and not /supərmɛn/. Jan 25, 2013 at 18:21

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"Superman" is pronounce just like "Super" and "Man". "Super" sounds like "Soup" (I don't know IPA, but that vowel sounds like the name of the letter "U") and "er" and "Man" rhymes with "can, fan, span, and plan"

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In a comment, John Lawler wrote:

In America it's /supərmæn/, with the /æ/ vowel of man, Stan, hand, and the second syllable of banana. What some people call the "short A" sound. In the UK that sound does not extend quite the same way, since the TV hero called /bə'nanəmæn/ in RP would be called /bə'nænəmæn/ in the US.

And Peter Shor similarly wrote:

The /æ/ sound in American English is somewhat closer to the /ɛ/ sound than the /æ/ in British English (but not as close as the /æ/ sound in New Zealand English). This is probably what is confusing the OP. I (an American) hear the American pronunciation in the link as /supərmæn/ and not /supərmɛn/.

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