I am having trouble with the pronunciation. Which one is the correct pronunciation of the word ‘cabin’?

cabin /kæ bɪn/ /kæb ɪn/ /kæb bɪn/ /kæbɪn/

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    – fred2
    Aug 18 '21 at 18:01
  • 1,2 and 4 are the same, except for an unpronounced whitespace. If you are producing 1,2 and 4 differently, you're doing something wrong.
    – James K
    Aug 19 '21 at 7:51

All those are the correct pronunciations except /kab bɪn/. However, it's usually syllabified as /ˈkab.ɪn/ rather than /kæ.bɪn/ because English words don't usually end with the lax vowel /æ/ (and /ʊ ɪ ɛ ɒ/ etc), so the /b/ is usually syllabified as the coda ('end') of the first syllable.

  • Thank you. How about the using /b/ as ambisyllabic?
    – Learner
    Aug 18 '21 at 13:43
  • @Learner: That's also possible (I thought it might further confuse you so I didn't mention it)
    – Void
    Aug 18 '21 at 13:46

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