Proper Pronunciation Guide
[æf tɚ nun]
- Pronounce the letter “a” as the short vowel /æ/—and not, for example, as/ɑ/.
- Be sure to pronounce the second vowel as the weak R-Vowel /ɚ/ —and not as/ə/.
- Stress the third syllable and pronounce the vowel as a distinct and long /u/—and not, for example, as/ʊ/ .
|Good afternoon, Jane.|
|We had a lovely afternoon sitting by the lake.|
|I have an appointment with her later this afternoon.|