1 fiˈɒnseɪ ; 2 fiˈɑːnseɪ

To my ear, it sounds like both pronunciations are the same. Does she (real woman or machine, I don’t know) pronounce (1) for both symbols, or pronounce (1) and (2) differently as the phonetic symbols denote? If they're different, what's the difference between the two?

  • Are you asking about fiancé, or fiancée, or both? – Jasper Oct 29 '14 at 1:20
  1. fee-on-SAY
  2. fee-ON-say

As AmE from So Cal, I pronounce like #2, with accent on second to last syllable. Example I would like to introduce to you my fee-ON-say.

Here is a Youtube audio. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUY61e5TcIU


The vowels/ɒ/ and /ɑː/ are pronounced differently. The first is slightly shorter than the second, and voice slightly farther back in the mouth, The speaker's lips are more rounded in the first.

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