Pronunciation: Academic

The first ‘a’ is like the ‘a’ in ‘ants’, ‘pants’, and ‘hands’; the second is like the ‘a’ in ‘china’. The ‘e’ like the ‘e’ in ‘set’, ‘bet’, and ‘pet’, and the final ‘ic’ is like the ‘ick’ in ‘pick’, ‘click’, and ‘stick’.

The stress is on the third syllable ‘dem’. The word is pronounced ‘akeDEMik’.

Example: “Do you want to be an academic when you grow up?”

Source: “The Hindu”   – Know Your English  Column –  Jan 29, 2008

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