How Do You Spell TEAN?

Pronunciation: [tˈiːn] (IPA)

The spelling of the word "tean" might seem unusual at first glance, but it can be explained through its pronunciation. In IPA phonetic transcription, the word is spelled /tiːən/, with a long "e" sound followed by a schwa sound. This is because the word is likely a dialectal pronunciation of "teen," which is commonly pronounced with a long "e" sound. Depending on the speaker's accent, this pronunciation might also include a slight vowel reduction in the second syllable, resulting in the schwa sound.


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