ch sound when we pronounce the words spatulas and national


Is there any rules when we pronounce this two words? I'm talking about spatula and national

asked Jul 24 '12 at 15:57 Alma Lira New member

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"Ch" sound is found in 'spatula' but not in 'national'.

For pronunciation there is no specific rule. For British English, it is said to be RP i.e. 'Received Pronunciation'. It is as spoken in southern part of UK/London.

link comment answered Jul 24 '12 at 16:11 Rahul Gupta Expert

National has an "sh" sound in nearly all regional variants of American English.

link comment edited Jul 24 '12 at 17:53 Jeff Pribyl Grammarly Fellow

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