How is the word “voyeurism” pronounced?

The “v” sounds like the “v” in “vet”, “vest”, and “veil”; the following “oy” is like the word “why”. The “eu” in the second syllable is pronounced like the “a” in “china” and the final “ism” is like “ism” in “prism”, “fundamentalism”, and “cubism”. The main stress is on the first syllable “voy”.

 The Americans tend to pronounce the word differently. They pronounce the “voy” like the “voy” in the word “voyage”. The following “eur” is like the “er” in “herd”, “her”, and “nerd”. The main stress, in this case, is on the second syllable.

S. UPENDRAN,  The Hindu- ‘Know Your English’ Series, March 7, 2005

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