Schwa Vowel in Con Com

Some vowels in English are neutralized, or they become schwa vowels. This is an important point for English pronunciation and accent. Using schwa vowel sounds helps with accent reduction or accent modification.



Con Com Prefixes 

In these words that begin with “con” and “com”, the /o/ is neutralized, or it is schwa. The syllable that follows “con” and “com” in these words receives stress. For example “contain” is pronounced “cəntain” and “compare is pronounced “cəmpare”.

Con

1. contain 2. conserve 3. condition 4. condone 5. concern 6. concede 7. conceit
8. conceal 9. connect 10. conduct 11. confirm 12. conform 13. confront 14. consent 15. consume 16. construct 17. construction 18. consumer 19. continue 20. convince
21. condition 22. conclude 23. consider 24. control 25. concise 26. convention 27. convenient 28. contribute 29. conventional

Com

1. compare 2. commission 3. combine 4. commit 5. command 6. compile 7. computer
8. commend 9. complete 10. compatible 11. compassion 12. compete 13. complaint
14. communicate 15. community 16. companion 17. compress 18. compression