– American English Pronunciation –

– ( Letter A:  Ai ) –


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The pronunciations are not Universal as there are many different dialects of the English language, both world-wide and throughout America. The pronunciations that are presented here are based upon a combination of both common usage and the most neutral accent used in The International Common Tongue.

Ai

 

Aa . Ab . Ac . Ad . Af . Ag . Ah . Aj . Ak . Al . Am . An . Ap . Aq . Ar . As . At . Au . Av . Aw

 

Aid
– For this word, the “Ai” combination is pronounced like the Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong (this is one of two standard pronunciations of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the final “d” is a flap-d but is (often) stopped

/ay-[d]//eiː.[ɾ]/ – Notice also that the “d” ending acts as a second syllable

 

Aim
– For this word, the “Ai” combination is pronounced like the Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong (this is one of two standard pronunciations of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/aym//eiːm/

 

Aimed
– For this word, the “Ai” combination is pronounced like the Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong (this is one of two standard pronunciations of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and since the root word ends with the letter “m” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent

/aym-d//eiːm.d/ – Notice also that the “d” ending acts as a second syllable

 

Air
– For this word, the “Ai” combination is pronounced like the Long “A” / Short “I” Diphthong (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it)(this is one of two standard pronunciations of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/ayr//eɪɹ/

 

Airbus
– For this word, the “Ai” combination is pronounced like the Long “A” / Short “I” Diphthong (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it)(this is one of two standard pronunciations of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the “u” is short

/AYR-buhs//ˈeɪɹ.bʌs/

 

Aircraft
– For this word, the “Ai” combination is pronounced like the Long “A” / Short “I” Diphthong (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it)(this is one of two standard pronunciations of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the second “a” is short, and the final “t” is (often) stopped

/AYR-kræf-[t]//ˈeɪɹ.kɹæf.[t]/ Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “t” ending (when not stopped) acts as a third syllable

 

Airport
– For this word, the “Ai” combination is pronounced like the Long “A” / Short “I” Diphthong (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it)(this is one of two standard pronunciations of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “o” is long, and the final “t” is (often) stopped

/AYR-pohr[t]//ˈeɪɹ.poɹ[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “t” ending (when not stopped) acts as a third syllable

 

Aisle
– For this word, the “Ai” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “i”, the “s” is silent, there is a phantom consonant letter “y” in-between the sound of the “s” and the “l” (this is the product of the transition from one sound to the next), and the final “e” is silent

/AI-y’l//ˈaiː.jl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable (This word sounds exactly like the contracted version of “I Will”:  I’ll) –

 

– ( American English Pronunciation – Letter A ) –


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