Asked • 06/25/19

Why is the pronunciation of academy and academic so different?

I know that the pronunciation of *academy* can be broken down into: a-cad-emy with the stress on **cad** While that of *academic* can be broken down into ac-a-dem-ic with the stress on the **dem** Sometime I wonder why academy is not broken down into ac-a-de-my and pronouncing it with the stress on **a** The first page of the google search results didn't yield anything useful, hence posting here to get some ideas :)

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MARK B. answered • 06/26/19

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