Is it pronounced candidate or candidate?

The crux of the issue in grammatical terms, he explained, is that the word candidate (and, similarly, the word template) is being pronounced either with something called a “schwa” — the term for condensing a syllable (as in “candi-dit”) — or with something called a “face vowel,” the term for drawing an A out, as in the

How do you pronounce candidate’s?

How do you pronounce the word?

How is PWN pronounced?

pwn” is pronounced “own” but with a “p” at the front. “pwned” is similarly pronounced “owned,” but with a “p” at the front.