– American English Pronunciation –

– ( Letter A:  Am ) –


An alphabetical pronunciation guide of The Common Tongue – a.k.a. – American English Pronunciation, containing the phonetic spellings of a vast selection of common and not-so-common words in the English language, with more added daily.

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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.

Am

 

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

 

Amadeus
.– For this name, the “A” is pronounced like the short letter “o”, the second “a” turns into a true-schwa, the “e” is pronounced like the Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, and the “u” turns into an i-schwa

/ah-mə-DAY-ihs//ɑ.mə.ˈdeiː.ə(ɪ)s/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

 

Amaze
 – For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the second “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, and the final “e” is silent

/uh-MAYZ//ə(ʌ)ˈmeiːz/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Amazed
 – For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the second “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, and since the root-word ends with the sound of the letter “z”– the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent, and the final “d” is (sometimes) stopped

/uh-MAYZ-[d]//ə(ʌ)ˈmeiːz.[d]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable and that the “d” ending acts as a third syllable

 

Amazing
 – For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the second “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, and the “-ing” suffix is pronounced like in the word “sing” or “ring” (this is the standard pronunciation of  this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/uh-MAY-zing/ – /ə(ʌ).ˈmeiː.zɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable –

 

Amazon
 – For this word, the “A” is short, the second “a” turns into a u-schwa, and the “o” is short

/æ-muh-zahn/ – /ˈæ.mə(ʌ).zɑn/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

 

Ambiance
 – For this word, the “A” is pronounced like the short letter “o”, the “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, and for the “-ance” suffix – the “a” turns into an i-schwa, the “c” is soft, and the “e” is silent (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/AHM-bee-ihns/ – /ˈɑm.biː.ə(ɪ)ns/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

 

Ambiguity
 – For this word, the “A” is short, the first “i” is an i-schwa, the “g” is hard, the “u” is pronounced like the pronoun “you”, and for the “-ity” suffix – the “i” turns into an i-schwa, the “t” is a flap-t, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e” (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/æm-bih-GYOU-ih-dee//æm.bɪ.ˈgju.ɪ.ɾiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable –

 

Ambiguous
.– For this word, the “A” is short, the “i” is short, the “g” is hard, the first “u” is pronounced like the pronoun “you”, and for the “-ous” suffix – the “ou” combination turns into an i-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/æm-BIH-gyoo-ihs//æm.ˈbɪ.gju.ə(ɪ)s/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Ambition
 – For this word, the “A” is short, the first “i” is short, and for the “-tion” suffix – the “ti” combination is pronounced like the un-voiced “sh” combination, and the “o” turns into an i-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/æm-BIH-shihn//æmˈbɪ.ʃə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Ambitious
 – For this word, the “A” is short, the first “i” is short, and for the “-tious” suffix – the “ti” combination is pronounced like the un-voiced “sh” combination, the “ou” combination turns into an i-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/æm-BIH-shihs//æm.ˈbɪ.ʃə(ɪ)s/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Ambled
 – For this word, the “A” is short, there is a phantom-schwa in-between the “b” and the “l” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and since the root-word ends with the sound of the letter “l” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent and the final “d” is a flap-d but is (often) stopped

/æM-bəl-[d]//ˈæm.bəl.[ɾ]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Ambulance
 – For this word, the “A” is short, the “u” is pronounced like the pronoun “you”, and for the “-ance” suffix – the “a” turns into an i-schwa, the “c” is soft, and the “e” is silent (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/æM-byoo-lihn-s//ˈæm.bju.lə(ɪ)n.s/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “s” ending acts as a fourth syllable

 

Amenities
 – For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “e” is short, the first “i” is an i-schwa, the “t” is a flap-t, the “ie” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “e”, and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/uh-MEH-nih-deez//ə(ʌ).ˈmɛ.nə(ɪ).ɾiːz/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

America
 – For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “e” is pronounced like the Long “A” / Short “I” Diphthong (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), the “i” is an i-schwa, the “c” is hard, and the final “a” also turns into a u-schwa

– /uh-MAYR-ih-kuh/ – /ə(ʌ).ˈmeɪɹ.ə(ɪ)kə(ʌ)/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

American
 – For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwathe “e” is pronounced like the Long “A” / Short “I” Diphthong (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), the “i” is an i-schwa, the “c” is hard, and the second “a” turns into an i-schwa

/uh-MAYR-ih-kihn/ – /ə(ʌ).ˈmeɪɹ.ə(ɪ).kə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable –

 

Americans
 – For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwathe “e” is pronounced like the Long “A” / Short “I” Diphthong (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), the “i” turns into an i-schwa, the “c” is hard, the “a” turns into an i-schwa, and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/uh-MAYR-ih-kihn-z/ – /ə(ʌ).ˈmeɪɹ.ə(ɪ).kə(ɪ)n.z/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable and that the “z” ending acts as a fifth syllable –

 

Amnesty
 – For this word, the “A” is short, the “e” turns into an i-schwa, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

– /æM-nihs-tee/ – /ˈæm.nə(ɪ)s.tiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Among
 – For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “o” is pronounced like the short letter “u”, and the “ng” combination is pronounced like in the word “wing” or “fang” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

– /uh-MUHNG/ – /ə(ʌ).ˈmʌŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Amongst
 – For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, and the “o” is pronounced like the short letter “u”

/uh-MUHNG-st//ə(ʌ).ˈmʌŋ.st– Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable and that the “st” ending acts as a third syllable

 

A-Moral
 – For this word, the “A” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, the “o” is long, and for the “-al” suffix – the “a” turns into a true-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/AYMOHR-əl//ˈeiː.ˈmoɹ.əl/ – Notice also that there is an equal stress on both the first and the second syllable

 

Amount
 – For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “ou” combination is pronounced like the “ow” combination, and the final “t” is (often) stopped

/uh-MOWN-[t]//ə(ʌ)ˈmaun.[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable and that the “t” ending (when not stopped) acts as a third syllable

 

Amphibious
– For this word, the “A” is short, the “ph” combination is pronounced like the letter “f” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the first “i” is short, the second “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, and for the “-ous” suffix – the “ou” combination turns into an i-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/æm-FIH-bee-ihs//æm.ˈfɪ.biː.ə(ɪ)s/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Amplified
 – For this word, the “A” is short, the first “i” is an i-schwa, the second “i” is long, and since the root-word ends with the letter “y” (converted to the letter “i” due to the the addtion of the suffix) – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent, and the final “d” is a flap-d but is (often) stopped

/æM-plih-fai[d]//ˈæm.plɪ.faiː[d]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Amplify
 – For this word, the “A” is short, the first “i” is an i-schwa, the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “i”

/æM-plih-fai//ˈæm.plɪ.faiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Amuse
 – For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “u” is pronounced like the pronoun “you”, the “s” is pronounced like the letter “z”, and the final “e” is silent

/uh-MYOOZ//ə(ʌ)ˈmjuz/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Amused
 – For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “u” is pronounced like the pronoun “you”, the “s” is pronounced like the letter “z”, and since the root-word ends with the sound of the letter “z” – the “e” is silent, and the final “d” is (often) stopped

/uh-MYOOZ-[d]//ə(ʌ)ˈmjuz.[d]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable and that the “d” ending (when not stopped) acts as a third syllable

 

Amusement
 – For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “u” is pronounced like the pronoun “you”, the “s” is pronounced like the letter “z”, the first “e” is silent, and and for the “-ment” suffix – the “e” turns into an i-schwa, and the final “t” is (often) stopped (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/uh-MYOOZ-mihn[t]//ə(ʌ)ˈmjuz.mə(ɪ)n.[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Amusing
 – For this word, For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “u” is pronounced like the pronoun “you”, the “s” is pronounced like the letter “z”, and the “-ing” suffix is pronounced like in the word “sing” or “ring” (this is the standard pronunciation of  this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/uh-MYOO-zing//ə(ʌ)ˈmju.zɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable –

 

– ( American English Pronunciation – Letter A ) –


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