– American English Pronunciation –

– ( Letter A:  An ) –


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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.

An

 

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

 

An
– For this word, the “A” is pronounced like the short letter “e”

/ehn//ɛn/

 

Anaglyph
– For this word, the “A” is short, the second “a” turns into a u-schwa, the “g” is hard, the “y” turns into an i-schwa, and the “ph” combination is pronounced like the letter “f” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/æN-uh-glihf//ˈæ.nə(ʌ).ɡlə(ɪ)f/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Analyses
– For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, and second “a” is short, the “y” turns into a true-schwa, the “e” is long, and the final “s” is pronounced like the letter “z”

/uh--lə-seez//ə(ʌ).ˈnæ.lə.siːz/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Analysis
– For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, and second “a” is short, the “y” turns into a true-schwa, and for the “-sis” suffix – the “i” is an i-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/uh--lə-sihs//ə(ʌ).ˈnæ.lə.sə(ɪ)s/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Analyst
– For this word, the “A” is short, the second “a” turns into a u-schwa, the “y” turns into an i-schwa, and the final “t” is (usually) stopped

/æ-nuh-lih-s[t]//ˈæ.nə(ʌ).lə(ɪ).s[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “st” ending (even when the “t” is stopped) acts as a fourth syllable

 

Analyze
– For this word, the “A” is short, the second “a” turns into a u-schwa, the “y” is pronounced like the long letter “i”, and the final “e” is silent

/æN-uh-laiz//ˈæ.nə(ʌ).laiːz/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Analyzing
– For this word, the “A” is short, the second “a” turns into a u-schwa, the “y” is pronounced like the long letter “i”, 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)

/æ-nuh-lai-zing//ˈæ.nə(ʌ).laiː.zɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Ancestor
– For this word, the “A” is short, the “c” is soft, the “e” is short, and for the “-or” suffix – the “o” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/æN-sehs-t’r//ˈæn.sehs.tɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Ancestors
– For this word, the “A” is short, the “c” is soft, the “e” is short, and for the “-or” suffix – the “o” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue), and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/æN-sehs-t’r-z//ˈæn.sehs.tɚ.z/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “z” ending acts as a fourth syllable

 

Ancient
– For this word, the “A” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, the “ci” combination is pronounced like the “ch” combination, and for the “-ent” 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)

/AYN-chihn-[t]//ˈeiːn.tʃə(ɪ)n.[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “t” ending (when not stopped) acts as a separate syllable

 

And
– For this word, the “A” is short, and the final “d” is (often) stopped

/æn-[d]//æn.[d]/ – Notice also that the “d” ending (when not stopped) acts as a second syllable

 

Andes
– For this word, the “A” is short, the “e” is long, and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/æN-deez//ˈæn.diːz/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Androgynous
.– For this word, the “A” is short, the “d” is pronounced like the soft letter “g” (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), the “o” is short, the “g” is soft, the “y” turns into an i-schwa, 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)

/æn-dʒRAH-dʒih-nihs//æn.ˈdʒɹɑ.dʒə(ɪ).nə(ɪ)s/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Anecdotal
– For this word, the “A” is short, the “e” turns into an i-schwa, the “c” is hard, the “o” is long, the “t” is a flap-t, and for the “-al” suffix – the “a” turns into a true-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/æ-nihk-doh-dəl//ˈæ.nə(ɪ)k.do.ɾəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Anecdote
– For this word, the “A” is short, the “e” turns into an i-schwa, the “c” is hard, the “o” is long, the “t” is (often) stopped, and the final “e” is silent

/æ-nihk-doh[t]//ˈæ.nə(ɪ)k.do[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Anesthesiology
– For this word, the “A” is short, the “e” turns into an i-schwa, the “th” is un-voiced, the second “e” is long, the “s” is pronounced like the letter “z”, the “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, and for the “-ology” suffix – the first “o” is short, the second “o” turns into a true-schwa, the “g” is soft, and the “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e” (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/æ-nihs-thee-zee-AH-lə-dʒee//æ.nə(ɪ)s.θiː.ziː.ˈɑ.lə.dʒiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the fifth syllable

 

Anesthetics
– For this word, the “A” is short, the “e” turns into an i-schwa, the “th” is un-voiced, the second “e” is short, the “t” is a flap-t, and for the “-ic” suffix – the “i” is an i-schwa, and the final “c” is hard but is (sometimes) stopped (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/æ-nihs-THEH-dih-ks//æ.nə(ɪ)s.ˈθɛ.ɾə(ɪ).ks/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable and that the “ks” ending acts as a fifth syllable

 

Anger
– For this word, the “A” is short, the “n” is pronounced like the “ng” combination, the “g” is hard (pronounced separately from the “ng” combination), and for the “-er” suffix – the “e” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/æNG-g’r//ˈæŋ.gɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Angle
– For this word, the “A” is short, the “n” is pronounced like the “ng” combination, the “g” is hard (pronounced separately from the “ng” combination), there is a phantom-schwa in-between the “g” and the “l”, and the final “e” is silent

/æNG-gəl//ˈæŋ.gəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Angry
– For this word, the “A” is short, the “n” is pronounced like the “ng” combination, the “g” is hard (pronounced separately from the “ng” combination), and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/æNG-gree//ˈæŋ.gɹiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Animal
– For this word, the “A” is short, the “i” is an i-schwa, and for the “-al” suffix – the “a” turns into a true-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/æ-nih-məl//ˈæ.nə(ɪ).məl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Ankle
– For this word, the “A” is short, the “n” is pronounced like the “ng” combination (this is due to the placement of the letter “k” directly after it), there is a phantom-schwa in-between the “k” and the “l”, and the final “e” is silent

/æNG-kəl//ˈæŋ.kəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Anniversary
– For this word, the “A” is short, the “nn” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “n” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “i” turns into a true-schwa, the “e” disappears, and for the “-ary” suffix – the “a” turns into a true-schwa, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e” (this is NOT the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/æn-ə-V’R-sə-ree//æn.ə.ˈvɚ.sə.ɹiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

 

Announce
– For this word, the “A” turns into a the u-schwa, the “nn” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “n” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “ou” combination is pronounced like the “ow” combination, the “c” is soft, and the final “e” is silent

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

 

Announced
– For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “nn” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “n” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “ou” combination sounds like the “ow” combination, the “c” is soft, and since the root-word ends with the sound of the letter “s” – the”e” of the “-ed” ending is silent, and the “d” is pronounced like the letter “t”

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

 

Announcement
– For this word, the “A” turns into a the u-schwa, the “nn” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “n” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “ou” combination is pronounced like the “ow” combination, the “c” is soft, the first “e” is silent, 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-NOWN-smihn-[t]//ə(ʌ)ˈnaun.smə(ɪ)n.[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable and that the “t” ending (whne not stopped) acts as a fourth syllable

 

Annoy
– For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “nn” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “n” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the “oy” combination is pronounced like in the word “toy” and “boy” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

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

 

Annoyed
– For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “nn” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “n” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “oy” combination is pronounced like in the word “toy” or “boy” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and since the root-word ends with the letter “y” – the “e” of the “-ed ending is silent, and the final “d” is a flap-d but is (often) stopped

/uh-NOY-[d]//ə(ʌ).ˈnoiː.[ɾ]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Annoying
– For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “nn” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “n” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “oy” combination is pronounced like in the word “toy” or “boy” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and “-ing” suffix is pronounced like in the word “sing” or “ring” (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/uh-NOY-ing//ə(ʌ).ˈnoiː.ɪŋ/ – notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Annoys
– For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “nn” combination is pronounced like the single letter “n” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “oy” combination is pronounced like in the word “toy” or “boy” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/uh-NOY-z//ə(ʌ).ˈnoiː.z/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Annual
– For this word, the “A” is short, the “nn” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “n” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “u” is pronounced like the pronoun “you”, and for the “-al” suffix – the “a” turns into a true-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/æN-you-əl//ˈæn.ju.əl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Annually
– For this word, the “A” is short, the “nn” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “n” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “u” is pronounced like the pronoun “you”, and for the “-ally suffix – the “a” disappears, the “ll” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “l” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e” (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/æN-you-ə-lee//ˈæn.ju.ə.liː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Anomaly
– For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “o” is short, the second “a” turns into a true-schwa, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/uh-NAH-mə-lee//ə(ʌ).ˈnɑ.mə.liː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Anonymous
– For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “o” is short, the “y” turns into an i-schwa, 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)

/uh-NAH-nih-mihs//ə(ʌ).ˈnɑ.nə(ɪ).mə(ɪ)s/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Another
– For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “o” is pronounced like the short letter “u”, the “th” is voiced, and for the “-er” suffix – the “e” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/uh-NUH-th’r//ə(ʌ).ˈnʌ.ðɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Answer
– For this word, the “A” is short, the “w” is silent, and for the “-er” suffix – the “e” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/æN-s’r//ˈæn.sɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Anthropology
– For this word, the “A” is short, the “th” combination is un-voiced, the first “o” turns into a true-schwa, and for the “-ology” suffix – the first “o” is short, the second “o” turns into an i-schwa, the “g” is soft, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e” (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/æn-thrə-PAH-lih-dʒee//ˌæn.θɹə.ˈpɑ.lə(ɪ).dʒiː/ – Notice also that there is a minor stress on the first syllable and that the major stress is on the third syllable

 

Anticipate
– For this word, the “A” is short, the first “i” is short, the “c” is soft, the second “i” is an i-schwa, and for the “-ate” suffix – the “a” is a True Long “A”, the “t” is (usually) stopped, and the final “e” is silent (this is one of two standard pronunciations of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/æn-TIH-cih-pay[t]//ænˈtɪ.sə(ɪ).pe[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Antique
– For this word, the “A” is short, the “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, the “qu” combination sounds like the letter “k” and the final “e” is silent

/æn-TEEK//æn.ˈtiːk/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Antonym
– For this word, the “A” is short, the “o” turns into a true-schwa, and the “y” turns into an i-schwa

/æN-tə-nihm//ˈæn.tə.nə(ɪ)m/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Anxieties
– For this word, the “A” is short, the “n” is pronounced like the “ng” combination (this is due to the placement of the letter “x” direct after it), the “x” is pronounced like the letter “z”, the “i” is long, the “e” turns into an i-schwa, the “t” is (usually) a flap-t, the “ie” combination is pronounced like the long letter “e”, and the “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/æng-ZAI-ih-deez//æŋ.ˈzaiː.ə(ɪ).ɾiːz/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Anxiety
– For this word, the “A” is short, the “n” is pronounced like the “ng” combination (this is due to the placement of the letter “x” direct after it), the “g” is hard but is almost stopped, the “x” is pronounced like the letter “z”, the “i” is long, the “e” turns into an i-schwa, the “t” is a flap-t, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/æng-ZAI-ih-dee//æŋ.ˈzaiː.ə(ɪ).ɾiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Anxious
– For this word, the “A” is short, the “n” is pronounced like the “ng” combination (this is due to the placement of the letter “x” directly after it), the “xi” combination is pronounced like a “ksh” combination, 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)

/æNGK-shihs//ˈæŋk.ʃə(ɪ)s/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Any
– For this word, the “A” is pronounced like the short letter “e”, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/EH-nee//ˈɛ.niː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Anybody (Any-body)
.– For this word, the “A” is pronounced like the short letter “e”, the “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, the “o” is pronounced like the short letter “u”, the “d” is a flap-d, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/EH-nee-buh-dee//ˈɛ.niː.bʌ.ɾiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Anyone (Any-one)
.– For this word, the “A” is pronounced like the short letter “e”, the “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, there is a phantom “w” in-between the “y” and the “o”, the “o” is long, and the final “e” is silent

/EH-nee-wuhn//ˈɛ.niː.wʌn/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Anything (Any-thing)
.– For this word, the “A” is pronounced like the short letter “e”, the “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, the “th” combination is un-voiced, 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)

/EH-nee-thing//ˈɛ.niː.θɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Anyway (Any-way)
.– For this word, the “A” is pronounced like the short letter “e”, the “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, and the “ay” combination is pronounced simply like the Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/EH-nee-way//ˈɛ.niː.weiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Anywhere (Any-where)
.– For this word, the “A” is pronounced like the short letter “e”, the “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, the first “e” is pronounced like the Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, and the final “e” is silent

/EH-nee-wayr//ˈɛ.niː.weɪɹ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

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