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Re: Pro's & Kin's

rogerkirk wrote:

> Announcer:             Word:               Merriam-Webster:
> kin-VIC-shin           (conviction)        k&n-'vik-sh&n
> kin-TROLL              (control)           k&n-'trOl
> kin-EK-shin            (connection)        k&-'nek-sh&n
> kin-VEEN-yintz         (convenience)       k&n-'vEn-y&n(t)s
> kin-GRAD-jih-lay-shin  (congratulation)    k&n-"gra-j&-'lA-sh&n
> kin-GRAD-jih-lay-shin  (congratulation)    k&n-"gra-ch&-'lA-sh&n
> kin-ET-ih-kit          (Connecticut)       k&-'ne-ti-k&t

I get it: they replace the unaccented schwa with a short-i vowel.
It's too bad: the schwa just doesn't get the respect it deserves.

How boo-schwa of them.