HURRICANE

I was asked how one would pronounce the word “hurricane” with a standard RP accent, so I turned to our Assistant Dialect Coach, Marion Hill, for this one.

A hurricane

Her response:
“Hurricane,” you’re right, has a different pronunciation for RP. It would be HUH-ri-kun” with the last syllable pronounced not as “cane” but like “kun” with a very soft, open “u” or you can also think of it as “k’n”.

Let her know, at marionhill2016@u.northwestern.edu if you’ve any further questions on this.

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