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  1. History Vocabulary A Guide to Pronunciation

  2. The sound of schwa Please note that schwa (shWAH) is the most common vowel sound in English. It occurs in many of the words in this slideshow. For a guide to this sound and some audio examples, please go to this BBC site: http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/grammar/pron/features/schwa/

  3. schwa In this slideshow, the vowel sound schwa is shown by an asterisk (*) and underlined.

  4. Word Stress & Vowels The stressed (highest and loudest) syllable in each word is CAPITALIZED. Vowel sounds are colour-coded and matched to a list of the same sounds in other common words.

  5. Austro-Serbian War OSStro-sERbeeyun* • boss • loss • go • sir • see

  6. Balkan Wars bALLkun* • tall • wall • fall

  7. Berlin Blockade berLIN blockADE • her • tin • shock • maid

  8. Bosnian Crisis bOZneeyun* kRIsiss • see • cry • miss

  9. Cuban Missile Crisis kYOObun* mISSile krIsiss • queue • cue • cry • high • this • hiss

  10. Franco-Prussian War frANko-pRUSHun* • tank • go • brush • rush

  11. Great Depression grate du*pRESHu*n • eight • fresh

  12. Gulf War gULLf • seagull • hull

  13. Iraq War eerARk • be • tea • park • shark

  14. Korean War kerREEun* • her • fur • be • tea

  15. Moroccan Crisis/Crises marOCKun* krIsiss/krIsees • shock • mock • cry • High • miss • please • sneeze

  16. Munich Agreement mYOOnick • you • two • sick

  17. Paris Peace Conference pAriss • pad • pat • kiss

  18. Sarajevo saraYAYvo • sat • mat • day • hey • know • so Notice that the “j” is pronounced as a “y” and that the “e” is pronounced as an “a”.

  19. Vietnam veeyu*tnARm • be • tea • farm

  20. Alliance System aLIEyunss • my • high • once

  21. Allied Powers Aleyed • Allan • pal • shall • pie • my

  22. Appeasement aPEEZEmu*nt • please • freeze

  23. armaments ARmu*mu*nts

  24. atomic u*TOMick • from • bomb

  25. Axis Powers AKKsiss • pack • back • miss • hiss

  26. Baltic states bALLtick • all • fall • sick

  27. Capitalism kAPitu*lizu*m • cap • map

  28. Capitalist Bloc kAPitu*list block • cap • map • shock • rock

  29. casualties kAZHyu*lteez

  30. colonial rivalry ku*lOWNneeu*l rEYEvu*lree • flown • shown • known • be • tea • eye • my

  31. Communism kOMyoonizu*m • Tom • from • you • is • his

  32. concentration camps konsu*ntRAYshu*n kamps • on • day • lamp

  33. conscription ku*nskRIPshu*n • ship • flip

  34. decolonization deekolu*neyezAYshu*n • be • tea • doll • high • day

  35. diplomatic diplu*mATick • ship • fat • sick

  36. Domino Effect dOMinnou*fECKT • Tom • win • know • insect

  37. Dreadnoughts dREDnorts • red • bread • sort • taught

  38. Fascism fASHizu*m • fashion • bash • is • his

  39. Fascist Party fASHu*st • passion • fashion

  40. Fuhrer • fYOOru*h • you

  41. genocide jENu*side • Ben • when • tide • sighed

  42. Gestapo gu*stARpo • are • far • no • so

  43. Holocaust hOLu*korst • holiday • cord

  44. ideology eyedeeOLu*jee • my • be • holiday

  45. independence indu*pENdu*nss • pin • Ben

  46. Chamberlain chAMEbu*lu*n • came • same

  47. Churchill chERRchill • search • fill

  48. Clemenceau klEMu*nso • them • no

  49. Dwight D. Eisenhower dwhIte deeEYEzu*nhowah • fight • see • why • cow • up

  50. Gorbachev gORbu*chov • for • of