– American English Pronunciation –

– ( Letter A:  At ) –


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.

At

 

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

 

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

/æ[t]//æ[t]/ – Notice also that –

 

Athens
.– For this word, the “A” is short, the “th” combination is un-voiced, the “e” turns into an i-schwa, and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/æ-thin-z//ˈæ.θə(ɪ)n.z/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “z” ending acts as a separate syllable

 

Athlete
– For this word, the “A” is short, the “th” is un-voiced, the first “e” is long, the second “e” disappears, and the final “t” is (often) stopped

/æTH-lee[t]//ˈæθ.liː[t]/ –Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “ts” ending acts as a third syllable

 

Athletes
– For this word, the “A” is short, the “th” is un-voiced, the first “e” is long, and the second “e” disappears

/æTH-lee-ts//ˈæθ.liː.ts/ –Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “ts” ending acts as a third syllable

 

Atlanta
– For this word, the “A” turns into a true-schwa, the first “t” is (usually) stopped, the second “a” is also short, and the final “a” is pronounced like the short letter “u”

/ə[t]-LæN-tuh//ə[t].ˈlæn.tʌ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Atmosphere
– For this word, the “A” is short, the “t” is (often) stopped, the “o” turns into a true-schwa, the “ph” combination is pronounced like the letter “f” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the first “e” is long, and the final “e” is silent

/æ[T]məs-feer//ˈæ[t].məs.fiːɹ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Atom
.– For this word,the “A” is short, the “t” is a flap-t, the “o” turns into a true-schwa

/æ-dəm//ˈæ.dəm/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Atrocities
– For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “t” is pronounced like the “ch” combination (this is due to the placement of the letter “u” directly after it), the “o” is short, the “c” is soft, the “i” turns into an i-schwa, the “t” is a flap-t, the “ie” combination is pronounced like the long letter “e” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/uh-CHRAH-sih-deez//ə(ʌ).ˈtʃɹɑ.sɪ.ɾiːz/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Attach
.– For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “tt” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “t” (this is one of two standard pronunciations of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the second “a” is short

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

 

Attack
.– For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “tt” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “t” (this is one of two standard pronunciations of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the second “a” is short, and the “ck” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “k” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

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

 

Attackers
– For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “tt” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “t” (this is one of two standard pronunciations of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the second “a” is short, the “ck” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “k” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “e” disappears, and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/uh--k’rz//ə(ʌ).ˈtæ.kɚz/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Attempt
.– For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “tt” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “t” (this is one of two standard pronunciations of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “e” is short, and the “p” is (usually) stopped

/uh-TEHM-[p]-t//ə(ʌ)ˈtɛm.[p].t/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Attempted
.– For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “tt” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “t” (this is one of two standard pronunciations of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the first “e” is short, the “p” is (usually) stopped, the third “t” is pronounced almost like the letter “d”, and since the root-word ends with the letter “t” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending turns into an i-schwa and the final “d” is (often) stopped

/uh-TEHM-[p]-tih[d]//ə(ʌ)ˈtɛm.[p].tə(ɪ)[d]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Attend
.– For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “tt” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “t” (this is one of two standard pronunciations of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “e” is short, and the final “d” is (usually) stopped

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

 

Attendee
.– For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “tt” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “t” (this is one of two standard pronunciations of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the first “e” is short, the “ee” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “e” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/uh-tehn-DEE//ə(ʌ).tɛn.ˈdee/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

 

Attendees
.– For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “tt” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “t” (this is one of two standard pronunciations of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the first “e” is short, the “ee” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “e” (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-tehn-DEEZ//ə(ʌ).tɛn.ˈdeez/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

 

Attended
– For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “tt” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “t” (this is one of two standard pronunciations of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the first “e” is short, and since the root-word ends with the letter “d” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending turns into an i-schwa, and the final “d” is (often) stopped

/uh-TEHN-dih[d]//ə(ʌ).ˈtɛn.də(ɪ)[d]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Attention
.– For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “tt” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “t” (this is one of two standard pronunciations of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “e” 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)

/uh-TEHN-shihn//ə(ʌ)ˈtɛn.ʃə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Attentive
– For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “tt” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “t” (this is one of two standard pronunciations of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “e” is short, and for the “-ive” suffix – the “i” turns into an i-schwa, and the final “e” is silent (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/uh-TEHN-tihv//ə(ʌ).tɛn.tə(ɪ)v/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Attire
– For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “tt” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “t” (this is one of two standard pronunciations of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “i” is pronounced like the “igh” combination, and the final “e” is silent

/uh-TIGH-‘r//ʌ.ˈtʌiː.ɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Attitude
– For this word, the “A” is short, the “tt” combination is pronounced simply like the single flap-t (this is one of two standard pronunciations of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “i” is an i-schwa, the “u” is long, the “d” is a flap-d but is (often) stopped, and the final “e” is silent

/æ-dih-too[d]//ˈæ.ɾɪ.tu[ɾ]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Attorney
.– For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “tt” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “t” (this is one of two standard pronunciations of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “o” disappears, and the “ey” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “e”

/uh-T’R-nee//ə(ʌ)ˈtɚ.niː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Attract
.– For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “tt” combination is pronounced like the “ch” combination (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), the “a” is short, the “c” is hard but is (often) stopped, and the final “t” is (often) stopped

/uh-CHRæ[K]-t//ə(ʌ)ˈtʃɹæ[k].t/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Attraction
.– For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “tt” combination is pronounced like the single letter “t”(this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), 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)

/uh-CHRæ[K]-shihn//ə(ʌ)ˈtʃɹæ[k].ʃə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Attractions
– For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “tt” combination is pronounced like the “ch” combination (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after them), the “a” is short, the “c” is hard but is (often) stopped, 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), and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/uh-CHRæK-shihn-z//ə(ʌ)ˈtʃɹæk.ʃə(ɪ)n.z/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Attractive
.– For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “tt” combination is pronounced like the “ch” combination (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), the “a” is short, the “c” is hard but is (often) stopped, the third “t” is pronounced almost like the letter “d”, the “i” is an i-schwa, and the final “e” is silent

/uh-CHRæ[K]-dihv//ə(ʌ)ˈtʃɹæ[k].də(ɪ)v/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Attribute (noun)
– For this word, the “A” is short, the “tt” combination is pronounced like the “ch” combination (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), the “i” turns into an i-schwa, the “u” is pronounced like the pronoun “you”, the “t” is (often) stopped, and the final “e” is silent

/æ-chrih-byoo[t]//ˈæ.tʃɹə(ɪ).bju[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Attribute (verb)
– For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “tt” combination is pronounced like the “ch” combination (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), the “i” is short, the “u” is pronounced like the pronoun “you”, the “t” is (often) stopped, and the final “e” is silent

/æ-CHRIH-byoo[t]//æ.ˈtʃɹɪ.bju[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Attributed
– For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “tt” combination is pronounced like the “ch” combination (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” direct after it), the “i” is short, the “u” is pronounced like the pronoun “you”, and because root-word ends with the sound of the letter “t” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending turns into an i-schwa, and the final “d” is a flap-d but is (often) stopped

/uh-CHRIH-byou-tih[d]//ə(ʌ).ˈtʃɹɪ.bju.tə(ɪ)[d]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Attributes (noun)
– For this word, the “A” is short the “tt” combination is pronounced like the “ch” combination (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), the “i” turns into an i-schwa, the “u” is pronounced like the pronoun “you”, and the “e” is silent

/æ-chrih-byou-ts//ˈæ.tʃɹə(ɪ).bju.ts/ –Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “ts” ending acts as a fourth syllable

 

Attrition
– For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “tt” combination is pronounced like the “ch” combination (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), 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)

/uh-CHRIH-shihn//ə(ʌ).ˈtʃɹɪ.ʃə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

A-typical
– For this word, the “A” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, the “y” is pronounced like the short letter “i”, the “i” is an i-schwa, the “c” is hard, and for the “-al” suffix – the “a” turns into a true-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/ay-TIH-pih-kəl//eiː.ˈtɪ.pə(ɪ).kəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Atwood
– For this name, the “A” is short, the “t” is (often) stopped, the “oo” combination is pronounced like the true-schwa / Short “I” Diphthong (as in the words “put” or foot”), and the final “d” is a flap-d but is (often) stopped

/æ[T]-wəih[d]//ˈæ[t].wəɪɾ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

– ( American English Pronunciation – Letter A ) –


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