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Episode #246

How to pronounce Staff vs. Stuff

00:03:32 minutes long
audio file size: 4.5 mb

English words can be really confusing sometimes.
In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words and common names.
This week we’re going to talk about the words ‘staff’ and ‘stuff’.

Here’s a loose transcription of the words as explained in the episode:
Staff: staf [IPA: stæf] (but in British English: staaf [IPA: stɑːf]
Stuff: stuhf [IPA: stʌf]

Watch the video version here: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/stuff-staff/


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