Could someone tell me how the word /telephoning/ is pronounced with the stress made clear?

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    The stresses fall exactly as in the words television and agitated. – StoneyB on hiatus Oct 11 '14 at 1:09

Short answer: /tel e phon ing/.

Slightly longer answer: primary stress goes on /tel/, and there is secondary stress on /phon/.

Contextual addendum: /telephoning/ is not used in conversation, in my experience: /phoning/ is used instead. (I'd give you the IPA transcription, but I'm not sure whether it would render properly here)

  • Thanks. I think it would if you could use an IPA keyboard and copy the symbols. You could also use rhyming words too, but I think I get it anyway. – learner Oct 11 '14 at 1:00

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