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When I google "authentic pronunciation" or "enjoy pronunciation", it will show the followings:

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However, they don't sound like "tuhk" or "uhn" to me as it says (what google pronounces when I click the sound button there), they are still "i" (ɪ in IPA) just with less emphasis. Are they really pronounced by Google as "u"(schwa ə) but somehow as a non-native speaker I can't hear it?

  • I have never heard any native speaker say anything like an uh for the en of enjoy, or for the then of authentic. They still sound like a short i like hit or fit. – user114352 May 5 at 17:11
  • @CYC, what is your question? Are you asking why Google has written 'uh' instead of 'i'? – Void May 5 at 17:55
  • I'm asking, does google actually say "uh" in the audio (but somehow I can't distinguish it), or it in fact says "i" as I hear. – CYC May 5 at 23:52
  • It clearly says 'i', not 'uh'. – Void May 6 at 0:00
  • Actually, I feel the same problem with Google translate app. I started using Youtube or different apps for the words ambiguous to me. I can't distinguish the sound from audio form all the time. – Davut Gürbüz May 13 at 23:03

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