How to pronounce suggestion

Suggestion is a tough word to pronounce. You need to use two schwa vowel sounds, two different G sounds and an unexpected T sound in order to say it correctly.

Where does schwa occur?

The Schwa Vowel Sound

Using the reduced schwa vowel sound before or after (sometimes before AND after) the stressed vowel sound creates CONtrast. Americans depend on hearing the CONtrast between stressed and unstressed vowel sounds. That’s one way that we identify words.

How to pronounce clothes

You may be surprised to learn that the word clothes, as in, I buy my clothes at Uniglow, is pronounced with a /z/ sound.