Why is pendulum pronounced with AJ?
This form of stop (a sudden release of air from an obstruction in the mouth) plus fricative is known as an “affricate”. So the stop and the fricative are joined into one affricate, causing the speaker to say “j”.
How do you say pendulum swing?
What is the definition of pendulum?
Pendulum, body suspended from a fixed point so that it can swing back and forth under the influence of gravity. Pendulums are used to regulate the movement of clocks because the interval of time for each complete oscillation, called the period, is constant.
How do you spell pendulum clock?
A pendulum clock is a clock that uses a pendulum, a swinging weight, as its timekeeping element.
How do you spell pandemic?
Correct spelling for the English word “pandemic” is [pandˈɛmɪk], [pandˈɛmɪk], [p_a_n_d_ˈɛ_m_ɪ_k] (IPA phonetic alphabet).
Is a pendulum?
A pendulum is a weight suspended from a pivot so that it can swing freely. When released, the restoring force acting on the pendulum’s mass causes it to oscillate about the equilibrium position, swinging back and forth. The time for one complete cycle, a left swing and a right swing, is called the period.
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