Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Schwa"

The meaning of "Schwa" in various phrases and sentences

Q: O que significa schwa elision?
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Q: O que significa schwa?
A: It's the way you call a neutral vowel. It represents a specific sound (sounds like the "u" in "cut")
Q: O que significa schwa?
A: a schwa is the upside down 'e' (ə) and it is a symbol in phonetics denoting an "uh" sound if I'm not mistaken.
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Synonyms of "Schwa" and their differences

Q: Qual é a diferença entre schwa e vowel ?
A: A schwa is still a vowel, i
-It is represented as a backwards
-happens in unstressed syllables
-most common vowel

-it has an ‘uh’ sound



Translations of "Schwa"

Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? some ‘the’s reduced to th’ (‘ is a schwa) the other ‘the’s reduced directly to schwa,arw there some regular patterns?
A: I don't know if there are regular patterns. "The" as "th" can just sound more natural. It isn't as hard to say as "the," so most people in most sentences say it the modified way. If you want more emphasis you could say it the correct way.
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? you need to sleep with schwa sound?
A: I don't know what the schwa sound is but ......

Other questions about "Schwa"

Q: Y'all use more the schwa sound or the short i to pronounce certain words in English, like ORIGINAL ə'rig[i]nəl or ə'rigənəl? Both are common?


If you look at the IPA pronunciations on many common online dictionaries, you will see the schwa a lot.

Q: Por favor, mostra-me como pronunciar “sofa”(Especially, I want to know about schwa /ə/ vowel sound).
A: so fuh.
Q: Hello, I was wondering If the schwa sound is obligatory?
Eventually Sounds like ɪˈven.tʃu.ə.li

But people often pronounce it with the schwa sound instead of the first "ɪ" like this:


So whenever I pronounce an unstressed part of a word, is it up to me if I pronounce the vowel sound with a weaker tone or substitute it with the schwa?
A: It doesn’t make a difference, you can say either way. When we’re talking, the second pronunciation sort of blends the syllables so it’s “easier” to say, but many also say it the first way. Just an example of personal dialect in the way we all speak a bit differently :)

(Puedo intentar explicar en español si necesite)
Q: Can the schwa (ǝ) sound in words like( Have, has, had) be pronounced like a short E sound when they are reduced in fast speech? For example in sentences like " He has done that for a long time" can the A in Has be reduced to the short E sound? I know that these words are reduced to schwa but i'm sure I've heard many americans pronouncing these words with a short E sound when they are reduced in a sentence.
A: no... typically we would not pronounce that as “hes” even in fast speech. We would say “he’s” (he has, not “he is”)
Q: Por favor, mostra-me como pronunciar the schwa sound.
A: there's a bank called Schwab, that's the first part of it. I'm pretty sure it's be the same everywhere, but if you have a specific word...let me know

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