– American English Pronunciation –

– ( Letter A:  Ap, Aq, Ar ) –


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.

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.


Aa

 

Aa – Ac . Ad –Af . Ag – Ai . Aj – Al . Am – Ao . Aq . Ar . As – Au . Av – Az

 

 

Apart
.– For this word, The “A” turns into a u-schwa, the second “a” is pronounced like the short letter “o”, and the final “t” is (often) stopped

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

 

Apartheid
.– For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the second “a” is pronounced like the short letter “o”, the “th” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “t” (the “h” does not affect the pronunciation of the letter “t”), the “ei” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “i”, and the final “d” is a flap-d but is (often) stopped

/uh-PAHR-tai[d]//ə(ʌ).ˈpɑɹ.taiː[d]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Apartment
.– For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the second “a” is pronounced like the short letter “o”, the first “t” is stopped, and for the “-ness” suffix – the “e” turns into an i-schwa, and the “ss” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “s” (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/uh-PAHR-[t]-mihn[t]//ə(ʌ)ˈ.pɑɹ.[t].mə(ɪ)n[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable and that the “t” ending (when not stopped) acts as a fourth syllable

 

Apologies
 – For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “o” is short, the second “o” turns into a true-schwa, the “g” is soft, the “ie” 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 “s” is pronounced like the letter “z”

/uh-PAH-lə-dʒeez//ə(ʌ)ˈpɑ.lə.dʒiːz/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Apologize
 – For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the first “o” is short, the second “o” turns into a true-schwa, the “g” is soft, the “i” is long, and the final “e” is silent

– /uh-PAH-lə-dʒaiz/ – /ə(ʌ).ˈpɑ.lə.dʒaiːz/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Apologized
 – For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the first “o” is short, the second “o” turns into an true-schwa, the “g” is soft, the “i” is long, and since the root-word ends with the sound of the letter “z” – the “e”  of the “-ed” ending is silent

– /uh-PAH-lə-dʒaiz-d/ – /ə(ʌ).ˈpɑ.lə.dʒaiːz.d/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable and that the “d” ending acts as a fifth syllable

 

Apology
 – For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, 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)

– /uh-PAH-lə-dʒee/ – /ə(ʌ)ˈpɑ.lə.dʒiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Apparatus
 – For this word, the “A” is short, the “pp” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “p” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the second “a” turns into a true-schwa, the third “a” is short, the “t” is a flap-t, and the “u” turns into an i-schwa

– /æp-ə--dihs/ – /æ.pəˈɹæ.ɾ(əɪ)s/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

 

Apparent
 – For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “pp” combination is pronounced like the single letter “p” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the second “a” is a Long “A” / Short “I” Diphthong, 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)

/uh-PAYR-ihn-[t]//ə(ʌ).ˈpeɪɹ.ə(ɪ)n.t/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable and that the “t” ending (when not stopped) acts as a fourth syllable –

 

Apparently
 – For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “pp” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “p” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the second “a” is a Long “A” / Short “I” Diphthong (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), 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), and for the “-ly” suffix – the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/uh-PAYR-ihn[t]-lee//ə(ʌ)ˈpeɪɹ.ə(ɪ)n[t].liː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Appeal
 – For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “pp” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “p” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the “ea” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “e”

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

 

Appear
 – For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “pp” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “p” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the “ea” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “e”

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

 

Appearance
 – For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “pp” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “p” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “ea” combination is pronounced simply like the single 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)

/uh-PEER-ihn-s//ə(ʌ)ˈpiːɹ.ə(ɪ)n.s/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable and that the “s” ending acts as a fourth syllable

 

Appeared
 – For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “pp” combination is pronounced simply like the sing letter “p” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “ea” combination is pronounced simply like the long letter “e”, and since the root-word ends with the letter “r” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent and the final “d” is a flap-d, but is (often) stopped

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

 

Appendectomy
 – For this word, the “A” is short, the “pp” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “p” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the first “e” turns into an i-schwa, the second “e” is also short, the “c” is hard but is (often) stopped, the “t” is pronounced almost like the letter “d”, and for the “-omy” suffix – the “o” turns into a u-schwa, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e” (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

– /æ-pehn-DEHKT-uh-mee/ – /ˌæ.pənˈdɛk.tə(ʌ).miː/ – Notice also that there is a minor stress on the first syllable and that the major stress is on the third syllable –

 

Appendicitis
 – For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “pp” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “p” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “e” is short, the first “i” turns into an i-schwa, the “c” is soft, and for the “-itis” suffix – the second “i” is pronounced like the “igh” combination, the “t” is a flap-t, and the last “i” turns into an i-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

– /uh-pehn-dih-SIGH-dihs/ – /ˌə(ʌ).ˈpɛn.də.sʌiː.ɾə(ʌ)s/ – Notice also that there is a minor stress on the first syllable and that the stress is on the fourth syllable

 

Appendix
 – For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “pp” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “p”, the “e” is short, the “i” is an i-schwa, and the final “x” is pronounced like the “ks” combination

/uh-PEHN-dih-ks//ə(ʌ).ˈpɛn.də(ɪ).ks/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable and that the “ks” ending acts like a fourth syllable –

 

Appetite
 – For this word, the “A” is short, the “pp” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “p” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “e” turns into an i-schwa, the “i” is pronounced like the “igh” combination, the last “t” is (often) stopped, and the final “e” is silent

– /æ-pih-tigh[t]//ˈæ.pə(ɪ).tʌiː[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Appetizer
 – For this word, the “A” is short, the “pp” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “p” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “e” turns into an i-schwa, the “i” is long, and for the “-er” suffix – the “e” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/æ-pih-tai-z’r/ – /ˈæ.pə(ɪ).taiː.zɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

 

Appetizers
 – For this word, the “A” is short, the “pp” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “p” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “e” turns into a true-schwa, the “i” is long, and for the “-er” suffix – the “e” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue), and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/æ-pə.tai-z’r-z//ˈæ.pə.taiː.zɚz/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

 

Apple
 – For this word, the “A” is short, the “pp” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “p” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), there is a phantom-schwa in-between the “p” and the “l”, and the final “e” is silent

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

 

Apples
 – For this word, the “A” is short, the “pp” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “p” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), there is a phantom-schwa in-between the “p” and the “l”, and the final “e” is silent, and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/æ-pəl-z//ˈæ.pəl.z/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “z” ending acts as a third syllable –

 

Appliances
 – For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “pp” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “p” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “i” is long, 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), and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/uh-PLAI-ihn-sihz/ – /ə(ʌ).ˈplaiː.ə(ɪ)n.sə(ɪ)z/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Application
 – For this word, the “A” is short, the “pp” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “p” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “i” is an i-schwa, the “c” is hard, the “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, 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)

/æp-lih-KAY-shihn//æp.lə(ɪ).ˈkeiː.ʃə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that there is a minor stress on the first syllable and that the major stress is on the third syllable

 

Applies
 – For this word, the “A” turns into a true-schwa, the “pp” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “p” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “ie” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “i” (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-PLAIZ//ə(ʌ).ˈplaiːz/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Apply
 – For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “pp” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “p” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “i”

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

 

Appoint
 – For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “pp” combination is pronounced like the single letter “p” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “oi” combination is pronounced like the “oy” combination (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the final “t” is (often) stopped

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

 

Appointment
 – For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “pp” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “p” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “oi” combination is pronounced like the “oy” combination (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the first “t” is (often) stopped, 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-POYN-[t]-mihn-[t]//ə(ʌ)ˈpoiːn.[t].mə(ɪ)n.[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable and that the “t” ending (when not stopped) acts as a separate syllable

 

Appreciate
 – For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “pp” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “p” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “e” is long, the “c” is pronounced like the un-voiced “sh” combination, the “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, 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)

– /uh-PREE-shee-ay[t]/ – /(əʌ).ˈpɹiː.ʃiː.eiː(t)/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Appreciated
 – For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “pp” combination sounds simply like the single letter “p” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “e” is long, the “c” is pronounced like the “sh” combination, the “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, for the “-ate” suffix – the “a” is a True Long “A”, the “t” is (usually) stopped but with the addition of the “-ed” ending – the “t” is a flap-t, and the “e” merges with the “-ed” ending, and since the root-word ends with the sound of the letter “t” (even if it’s stopped) – the “e” of the “-ed” ending turns into an i-schwa, and the final “d” is a flap-d but is (often) stopped

– /uh-PREE-shee-ay-tih[d]/ – /ə(ʌ).ˈpɹiː.ʃiː.eiː.ɾə(ɪ)[d]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Appreciation
 – For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “pp” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “p” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “e” is long, the “c” is pronounced like the un-voiced “sh” combination, the “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, the “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, 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-pree-shee-AY-shihn/ – /ə(ʌ).ˌpɹiː.ʃiː.ˈeiː.ʃə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that there is a minor stress on the second syllable and that the major stress is on the fourth syllable –

 

Appreciative
 – For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “pp” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “p” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “e” is long, the “c” is pronounced like the un-voiced “sh” combination, the “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, there is a phantom consonant letter “y” in-between the “i” and the “a” (this is the product of the transition from one sound to the next), the “a” turns into a u-schwa, and for the “-ive” suffix – the “i” is an i-schwa, and the final “e” is silent (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/uh-PREE-shyuh-tihv//ə(ʌ)ˈpɹiː.ʃjə(ʌ).tə(ɪ)v/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Apprehensive
 – For this word, the “A” is short, the “pp” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “p” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the first “e” is long, the “h” is pronounced, the second “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)

/æp-ree-HEHN-sihv/ – /ˌæp.ɹiː.ˈhɛn.sə(ʌ)v/ – Notice also that there is a minor stress on the first syllable and that the major stress is on the third syllable –

 

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

– /uh-PREHN-tihs/ – /ə(ʌ).ˈpɹɛn.tə(ɪ)s/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Apprenticeship
 – For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “pp” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “p” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “e” is short, for the “-ice” suffix – the “i” is an i-schwa, the “c” is soft, and the final “e” is silent (this is one of two standard pronunciations of this suffix in The Common Tongue), and for the “-ship” suffix – the “i” is an i-schwa, and the final “p” is (often) stopped (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

– /uh-PREHN-tihs-shih[p]/ – /ə(ʌ).ˈpɹɛn.tə(ɪ)s.ʃə(ɪ)[p]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Approach
 – For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “pp” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “p” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the “oa” combination is pronounced like the long letter “o” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

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

 

Appropriate
 – For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “pp” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “p” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “o” is long, the “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, and for the “-ate” suffix – the “a” turns into an i-schwa, the “t” is (often) stopped, and the final “e” is silent (this is one of two standard pronunciations of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

– /uh-PROH-pree-ih[t]/ – /ə(ʌ).ˈpɹo.pɹiː.ə(ɪ)t/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Approval
 – For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “pp” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “p” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “o” is pronounced like the long letter “u”, and for the “-al” suffix – the “a” turns into a true-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/uh-PROO-vəl//ə(ʌ).ˈpɹu.vəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Approve
 – For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “pp” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “p” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “o” is long, and the final “e” is silent

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

 

Approved
 – For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “pp” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “p” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “o” is pronounced like the long letter “u”, and since the root-word ends with the sound of the letter “v” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent

/uh-PROOV-d/ – /ə(ʌ).ˈpɹuv.d/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable –

 

Approving
 – For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “pp” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “p” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “o” is long, 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-PROOV-ing//ə(ʌ)ˈpru.vɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Approximately
 – For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “pp” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “p” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “o” is short, the “x” is pronounced like the “ks” combination, the “i” is an i-schwa, and for the “-ately” suffix – the “a” turns into an i-schwa, the “t” is (often) stopped, the “e” is silent, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e” (this is one of two standard pronunciations of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/uh-PRAHK-sih-mih[t]-lee//ə(ʌ)ˈpɹɑk.sə(ɪ).mə(ɪ)[t].liː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Apps
 – For this abbreviation of the word “applications”, the “A” is short, the “pp” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “p” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/æp-s/ – /ˈæp.s/ – Notice also that the “s” ending acts as a separate syllable

 

April
 – For this word, the “A” is long, and the “i” turns into a true-schwa

– /AY-prəl//ˈeɪ.pɹəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Aq

 

Aquarium
 – For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “qu” combination sounds like the “kw” combination, the second “a” is long, the “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, and the “u” turns into a u-schwa

/uh-KWAYR-ee-uhm//ə(ʌ).ˈkweɪɹ.iː.ə(ʌ)m/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Ar

 

Arab
 – For this word, the “A” is long, the second “a” turns into a u-schwa, and the final “b” is (often) stopped

/AYR-uh[b]//ˈeɪɹ.ə(ʌ)[b]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

 

Arbitration
 – For this word, the “A” is pronounced like the short letter “o”, the “i” is an i-schwa, the “t” is pronounced like the “ch” combination (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), the “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, 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)

/ahr-bih-CHRAY-shihn/ – /ɑɹ.bə(ɪ).ˈtʃɹeiː.ʃə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable –

 

Archer
 – For this word, the “A” is pronounced like the short letter “o”, and for the “-er” suffix – the “e” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/AHR-ch’r/ – /ˈɑɹ.tʃɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Architect
 – For this word, the “A” sounds like the short letter “o”, the “ch” combination sounds like the letter “k”, the “i” turns into an i-schwa, the “e” is short, the “c” is hard, and the final “t” is (often) stopped

– /AHR-kih-tehk-[t]/ – /ˈɑr.kə(ʌ).tɛk.[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “t” ending (when not stopped) acts as a separate syllable –

 

Architecture
 – For this word, the “A” sounds like the short letter “o”, the “ch” combination sounds like the letter “k”, the “i” turns into an i-schwa, the “e” is short, the “c” is hard, and for the “-ture” suffix – the “t” is pronounced like the “ch” combination (this is due to the placement of the letter “u” directly after it), the “u” disappears, and the final “e” is silent (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

– /AHR-kih-tehk-ch’r/ – /ˈɑr.kə(ʌ).tɛk.tʃɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Are
 – This word is pronounced exactly like the name for the name of the letter “R”

– /ahr/ – /ɑr/ –

 

Area
 – For this word, the “A” is a Long “A” / Short “I” Diphthong (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), the “e” is long, and the final “a” is pronounced like the short letter “u”

– /AYR-ee-uh/ – /ˈeɪɹ.iː.ʌ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

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

/uh-REE-nuh/ – /ə(ʌ).ˈɹiː.nʌ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Aren’t
 – For this word, the “A” is pronounced like the short letter “o”, and the “e” disappears, and the “‘t” is (often) stopped

/ahrn-[t]//ɑɹn.[t]/ – Notice also that the “t” ending acts as a second syllable

 

Argentina
.– For this word, the “A” is pronounced like the short letter “o”, the “g” is soft, the “e” turns into an i-schwa, the “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, and the final “a” turns into a u-schwa

/ahr-dʒehn-TEE-nuh//ɑɹ.dʒɛn.ˈtiː.nə(ʌ)/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

 

Argentinian
.– For this word, the “A” is pronounced like the short letter “o”, the “g” is soft, the “e” turns into an i-schwa, the first “i” is short, and for the “-ian” suffix – the “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, there is a phantom consonant letter “y” in-between the “i” and the “a” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next), and the “a” turns into an i-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/ahr-dʒə(ɪ)n-TIH-nee-yihn//ɑɹ.dʒə(ɪ)n.ˈtɪ.niː.jə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

 

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

/AHR-gyoo-uh-blee//ˈɑɹ.gju.ə(ʌ).bliː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Argue
 – For this word, the “A” is pronounced like the short letter “o”, the “g” is hard, and the “ue” combination is pronounced like the pronoun “you”

/AHR-gyoo//ˈɑɹ.gju/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Argues
 – For this word, the “A” is pronounced like the short letter “o”, the “g” is hard, the “ue” combination is pronounced like the pronoun “you”, and the “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

– /AHR-gyouz/ – /ˈɑɹ.gjuz– Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Arguing
 – For this word, the “a” is pronounced like the short letter “o”, the “g” is hard, the “u” is pronounced like the pronoun “you”, 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)

/AHR-gyoo-ing//ˈɑɹ.gju.ɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable  –

 

Argument
 – For this word, the “A” is pronounced like the short letter “o”, the “g” is hard, the “u” is pronounced like the pronoun “you”, and for the “-ment” suffix – the “e” turns into an i-schwa, and the final “t” is (usually) stopped (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

– /AHR-gyoo-mihn-[t]/ – /ˈɑɹ.gju.mə(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

 

Arise
 – For this word, the “A” turns into a true-schwa, the “i” is long, the “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”, and the final “e” is silent

/ə-RAIZ/ – /ə.ˈɹaiːz/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Arithmetic
 – For this word, the “A” is an u-schwa, the first “i” is short, the “th combination is un-voiced, the “e” is a true-schwa, the second “i” is an i-schwa, and the final “c” is hard but is (often) stopped

/uh-RIHTH-mə-tih[k]//ə(ʌ).ˈɹɪθ.mə.tə(ɪ)[k]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Arkansas
 – For this word, the “A” is pronounced like the short letter “o”, the second “a” turns into an i-schwa, the third “a” is pronounced like an “aw” combination, and the final “s” is silent

/AHR-kihn-saw/ – /ˈɑɹ.kə(ɪ)n.sɔ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Arm
 – For this word, the “A” is pronounced like the short letter “o”,

/ahr-m//ɑɹ.m/ – Notice also that the “m” ending acts as a separate syllable

 

Armadillo
 – For this word, the “A” is short, the second “a” turns into a u-schwa, the “i” is short, 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 letter “o” is long

/ahr-muh-DIH-loh//ɑɹ.mə(ʌ)ˈdɪ.lo/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

 

Armed
 – For this word, the “A” is pronounced like the short letter “o”, and since the root-word ends with the sound of the letter “m” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent

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

 

Arms
.– For this word,the “A” is pronounced like the short letter “o”, and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/ahrm-z//ɑɹm.z/ – Notice also that the “z” ending acts as a second syllable

 

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

/AHR-mee//ˈɑɹ.miː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

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

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

 

Arrange
 – For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “rr” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “r” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, the “g” is soft, and the final “e” is silent

– /uh-RAYN-dʒ/ – /ə(ʌ).ˈreiːn.dʒ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable and the the soft “g” ending acts as a third syllable

 

Arranged
 – For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “rr” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “r” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, the “g” is soft, and since the root-word ends with the sound of the soft letter “g” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent, and the final “d” is pronounced almost like the letter “t” (this is due to the soft “g” sound directly before it)

– /uh-RAYN-dʒ-t/ – /ə(ʌ).ˈreiːn.dʒ.t/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable and the the “t” ending acts as a fourth syllable

 

Arrangement
.– For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “rr” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “r” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the second “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, the “g” 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-RAYN-dʒ-mihn-[t]//ə(ʌ)ˈɹeiːn.dʒ.mə(ɪ)n.[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable and that the “t” ending (when not stopped) acts as a fifth syllable –

 

Arranging
 – For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “rr” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “r” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, the “g” is soft, 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-RAYN-dʒing/ – /ə(ʌ).ˈreiːn.dʒɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable –

 

Arrest
.– For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “rr” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “r” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “e” is short, and the final “t” is (often) stopped

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

 

Arrested
 – For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “rr” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “r” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “e” is short, the “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 a flap-d but is (often) stopped

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

 

Arrival
.– For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “rr” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “r” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “i” 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)

/uh-RAI-vəl//ə(ʌ)ˈɹaiː.vəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Arrive
 – For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “rr” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “r” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “i” is long, and the “e” is silent

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

 

Arrived
 – For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “rr” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “r” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “i” is long, and since the root-word ends with the sound of the letter “v” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent, and the final “d” is (often) stopped

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

 

Arrogant
 – For this word, the “A” is a Long “A” / Short “I” Diphthong (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), the “rr” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “r” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “o” turns into a u-schwa, the “g” is hard, and for the “-ant” suffix” – the “a” turns into an i-schwa, and the final “t” is (often) stopped (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

– /AYR-uh-gihn-[t]/ – /ˈeɪɹ.ə(ʌ).gə(ɪ)n.[t]/ –Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and the “t” ending (when not stopped) acts as a fourth syllable

 

Arrow
.– For this word, the “A” is a Long “A” / Short “I” Diphthong (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), the “o” is long, the “rr” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “r” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the “ow” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “o” (the letter “w” does not affect the pronunciation of the letter “o”)

/AYR-oh//ˈeɪɹ.o/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Art
.– For this word, the “A” is pronounced like the short letter “o”, and the final “t” is (often) stopped

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

 

Article
.– For this word, the “A” is pronounced like the short letter “o”, the “t” is a flap-t, the “i” is an i-schwa, the “c” is hard, there is a phantom-schwa in-between the “c” and the “l”, and the final “e” is silent

/AHR-dih-kəl//ˈɑɹ.ɾə(ɪ).kəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Articles
 – For this word, the “A” is pronounced like the short letter “o”, the “t” is a flap-t, the “i” is an i-schwa, the “c” is hard, there is a phantom-schwa in-between the “c” and the “l”, the “e” is silent, and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/AHR-dih-kəl-z/ – /ˈɑɹ.ɾə(ɪ).kəl.z/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “z” ending acts as a fourth syllable –

 

Artificial
 – For this word, the “A” is pronounced like the short letter “o”, the “t” is a flap-t, the first “i” turns into an i-schwa, the second “i” is short, and for the “-cial” suffix – the “ci” combination is pronounced like the un-voiced “sh” combination, and the “a” turns into a true-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/ahr-dih-FIH-shəl//ɑɹ.ɾə(ɪ).ˈfɪ.ʃəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable –

 

Artist
.– For this word, the “A” is pronounced like the short letter “o”, the first “t” is a flap-t, and for the “-ist” suffix –  the “i” is an i-schwa, and the final “t” is (often) stopped (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/AHR-dihs-[t]//ˈɑɹ.ɾə(ɪ)s.[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Artistic
.– For this word, the “A” is pronounced like the short letter “o”, for the “-ist” suffix –  the “i” is short, 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)

/ahr-TIHS-dihk/ /ɑɹˈtə(ɪ)s.ɾə(ɪ)k/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Artists
 – For this word, the “A” is pronounced like the short letter “o”, and for the “-ist” suffix – the “i” is an i-schwa, and the final “t” is (often)
stopped (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

– /AHR-dihs-ts/ – /ˈɑɹ.ɾə(ɪ)s.ts/ –Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “ts” ending acts as a third syllable –

 

– ( American English Pronunciation – Letter A ) –


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