General Guide to Pronunciation

While both historical and more recent documents provide a great deal of information on pronounciation, here we present only some general guidelines:

1.While words of one syllable are rare, they can usually be pronounced as spelled (e.g., Paug).

2.Words of two or three syllables usually stress the first syllable (Acqueet = Ak'-weet; Wekopee = Week'-o-pee).

3.For polysyllabic words the stress is usually at the middle or toward the end of the word (Wesquadomeset = Wes-kwa-dom'-e-set; Poohookapaug = Poo-hook'-a-pog; Nunkatusset = Nunk-a-tuss'-et).

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