– American English Pronunciation –

– ( Letter A:  As, At, Au ) –


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 . Ap – Ar . At . Au . Av – Az

 

As
 – For this word, the “A” is short, and the “s” is pronounced like the letter “z”

– /æz/ /æz/ –

 

ASA
 – For this acronym (as with any acronym that does not spell a discernible word) we say the names for each individual letter

– /ay-ehs-ay/ – /eiː-ɛs-eiː/ – 

 

Ashes
 – For this word, the “A” is short, the “e” turns into an i-schwa, and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/æ-shiz//ˈæ.ʃə(ɪ)z/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Ashamed
.– 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 letter “m” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent, and the final “d” is (often) stopped

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

 

Asia
 – For this word, the “A” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, the “si” is pronounced as the voiced “sh” combination, and the final “a” turns into a u-schwa

– /AY-zhuh/ – /ˈeiː.ʒə(ʌ)/ – Notice also that the stress in on the first syllable

 

Asian
 – For this word, the “A” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, the “si” combination is pronounced like the voiced “sh” combination, and the second “a” turns into an i-schwa

– /AY-zhihn/ – /ˈeiː.ʒə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Aside
.– For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “i” is long, the “d” is (often) stopped, and the final “e” is silent

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

 

Ask
 – For this word, the “A” is short, and the “k” is (often) stopped

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

 

Asks
 – For this word, the “A” is short

/æs-ks//æs.ks/ – Notice also that the “ks” ending acts as a second syllable

 

Asked
 – For this word, the “A” is short, the “k” is (often) stopped, and since the root-word ends with the letter “k” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent, and the “d” is pronounced like the letter “t”

/æs-[k]-t/ – /ˈæs-[k].t/ – Notice also that the “t” ending acts as a second syllable –

 

Asleep (a’Sleep)
.– For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, 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 “p” is (often) stopped

/uh-SLEE[P]//ə(ʌ)ˈsliː[p]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Aspect
.– For this word, the “A” is short the “e” is short, the “c” is hard but is (often) stopped, and the final “t” is (often) stopped

/æS.peh[k]-[t]//ˈæs.pɛ[k].[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “t” ending (when not stopped) acts as a third syllable –

 

Aspects
 – For this word, the “A” is short, the “e” is short, and the “c” is hard but is (often) stopped

– /æS-peh[k]-ts/ – /ˈæs.pɛ[k].ts–Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable – and that the “ts” ending acts as a third syllable

 

Aspirin
 – For this word, the “A” is short, the first “i” disappears, and the second “i” is an i-schwa

/æS-prihn//ˈæs.pɹə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Assailants
 – For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “ss” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “s” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “ai” combination is pronounced like the Long “A” / Short “I” Diphthong (this is due to the placement of the letter “l” directly after it), 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)

/uh-SAYL-ihn-ts/ – /ə(ʌ).ˈseɪl.ə(ɪ)n.ts/ –Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable –

 

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

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

 

Assaulted
 – For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “ss” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “s” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “au” combination is pronounced like the short letter “u”, 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-SUHL-tih[d]//ə(ʌ).ˈsʌl.tə(ɪ)[d]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Assemble
 – For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “ss” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “s” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the first “e” is short, there is a phantom-schwa in-between the “b” and the “l” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next), and the final “e” is silent

/ə-SEHM-bəl//əˈsɛm.bəl/ –Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable –

 

Assembled
 – For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “ss” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “s” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “e” is short, there is a phantom-schwa in-between the “b” and the “l” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next), and since the root-word ends with the sound of the letter “l” – the “e” of the “-ed” is silent, and the final “d” is a flap-d but is (often) stopped

/ə-SEHM-bəl-[d]//əˈsɛm.bəl.[ɾ]/ –Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable and that the “d” ending (when not stopped) acts as a fourth syllable

 

Assertive
 – For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “ss” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “s” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “e” disappears, the “t” is a flap-t, 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-S’R-dihv/ – /ə(ʌ).ˈsɚ.ɾə(ɪ)v/ –Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Assertiveness
 – For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “ss” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “s” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “e” disappears, the “t” is a flap-t, 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), 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-S’R-dihv/ – /ə(ʌ).ˈsɚ.ɾə(ɪ)v.nə(ɪ)s/ –Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Assess
 – For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the first “ss” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “s” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “e” is short, and the final “ss” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “s” (this is the standard pronunciations of this letter combination  in The Common Tongue)

– /uh-SEH-sing/ – /ə(ʌ).ˈsɛ.sɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Assessing
 – For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the first “ss” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “s” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue),the “e” is short, and the final “ss” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “s” (this is the standard pronunciations 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 letter combination in The Common Tongue)

– /uh-SEH-sing/ – /ə(ʌ).ˈsɛ.sɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Assets
 – For this word, the “A” is short, the “ss” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “s” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the “e” is short

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

 

Assign
 – For this word, the “A” is pronounced like the u-schwa, the “ss” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “s” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “i” is long, and the “g” is silent

– /uh-SIGN/ – /(əʌ).ˈsaiːn/ –Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable –

 

Assigned
 – For this word, the “A” is pronounced like the u-schwa, the “ss” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “s” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “i” is long, and the “g” is silent, and since the root-word ends with the letter “n” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent, and the final “d” is (often) stopped

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

 

Assignment
 – For this word, the “A” is pronounced like the u-schwa, the “ss” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “s” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “i” is long, the “g” is silent, 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)

– /uh-SIGN-mihn-[t]/ – /(əʌ).ˈsaiːn.m(əɪ)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

 

Assignments
 – For this word, the “A” is pronounced like the u-schwa, the “ss” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “s” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “i” is long, the “g” is silent, and for the “-ment” suffix – the “e” turns into an i-schwa, (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

– /uh-SIGN-mihn-ts/ – /(əʌ).ˈsaiːn.m(əɪ)n.ts/ –Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable and that the “t” ending (when not stopped) acts as a fourth syllable

 

Assist
.– For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “ss” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “s” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “i” is an i-schwa, and the final “t” is (often) stopped

/uh-sihs-[t]//ə(ʌ)ˈsə(ɪ)s.[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Assistance
.– For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “ss” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “s” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), 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-SIHS-tihn-s//ə(ʌ)ˈsɪs.tə(ɪ)n.s/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable and that the “s” ending acts as a fourth syllable –

 

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

/uh-SIHS-tihn-[t]//ə(ʌ)ˈsɪs.tə(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

 

Associate (noun)
 – For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “ss” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “s” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “o” is long, the “c” is soft, 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-SOH-see-ih[t]/ – /ə(ʌ).ˈso.siː.ə(ɪ)[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Associate (verb)
 – For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “ss” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “s” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “o” is long, the “c” is soft, the “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, and for the “-ate” suffix – the “a” is a True Long “A”, 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-SOH-see-ay[t]/ – /ə(ʌ).ˈso.siː.e[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Associated
.– For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “ss” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “s” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “o” is long, the “c” is soft, 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-SOH-see-ay-tih[d]//ə(ʌ)ˈso.siː.eiː.tə(ɪ)ɾ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Associates 
 – For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “ss” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “s” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “o” is long, the “c” is soft, 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-SOH-see-ih-ts//ə(ʌ).ˈso.siː.ə(ɪ).ts/ –Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable and that the “ts” ending acts as a fifth syllable –

 

Association
.– For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “ss” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “s” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “o” is long, the “c” is soft, 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-soh-see-AY-shihn//ə(ʌ)ˌso.siːˈeiː.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

 

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

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

 

Assumption
 – For this word, the “A” turns into a true-schwa, the “ss” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “s”,  the “u” is short, the “p” is almost stopped, 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)

/ə-SUH[P]-shihn//ə.ˈsʌm[p].ʃə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Assure
 – For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “ss” combination is pronounced like the un-voiced “sh” combination, the “u” disappears, and the final “e” is silent.

/uh-SH’R/ – /ə(ʌ).ˈʃɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Astonish
 – For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “o” is short, for the “-ish” suffix – the “i” is an i-schwa, and the “sh” combination is un-voiced (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/uh-STAH-nihsh/ – /ə(ʌ).ˈstɑ.nə(ɪ)ʃ/ –Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable –

 

Astonished
 – For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “o” is short, for the “-ish” suffix – the “i” is an i-schwa, and the “sh” combination is un-voiced (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue), and since the root-word ends with the “sh” combination, the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent and the final “d” is pronounced like the letter “t” but is (often) stopped

/uh-STAH-nihsh-[t]/ – /ə(ʌ).ˈstɑ.nə(ɪ)ʃ.[t]/ –Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable and that the “t” ending (when not stopped) acts as a fourth syllable

 

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

/æS-t’r//ˈæs.tɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Astounding
.– For this word, the “A” turns into a true-schwa, the “ou” combination is pronounced like the “ow” combination, 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-STOWN-ding//ə(ʌ).ˈstaun.dɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Astronaut
 – For this word, the “A” is short, the “t” is pronounced like the “ch” combination (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), the “o” turns into a true-schwa, the “au” combination is pronounced like the “aw” combination, and the final “t” is (often) stopped

/æS-chrə-naw[t]//ˈæs.tʃɹə.nɔ[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Asylum
 – For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “y” is pronounced like the long letter “i”, and the “u” turns into a true-schwa

– /uh-SAI-ləm/ – /ə(ʌ).ˈsaiː.ləm/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

At

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

 

Au

 

Audience
.– For this word, the “Au” combination is pronounced like the “Aw” combination, the “d” is a flap-d, the “i” is pronounced like the long “e”, and for the “-ence” suffix – the “e” turns into an i-schwa, the “c” is soft, and the final “e” is silent (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/AW-dee-ihn-s//ˈɔ.ɾiː.ə(ɪ)n.s/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “s” ending (when not stopped) acts as a separate syllable

 

Audiences
.– For this word, the “Au” combination is pronounced like the “Aw” combination, the “d” is a flap-d, the “i” is pronounced like the long “e”, and for the “-ence” suffix – the “e” turns into an i-schwa, the “c” is soft, and the final “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”

/AW-dee-ihn-sihz//ˈɔ.ɾiː.ə(ɪ)n.sə(ɪ)z/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Audio
 – For this word, the “Au” combination is pronounced like the “aw” combination, the “d” is a flap-d, the “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, there is a phantom consonant letter “y” in-between the “i” and the “o” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next), and the final “o” is long

/AW-dee-yo//ˈɔ.ɾiː.jo/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Audiologist
 – For this word, the “Au” combination is pronounced like the “aw” combination, the “d” is a flap-d, the first “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, the first “o” is short, the second “o” turns into an i-schwa, the “g” is soft, 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)

/aw-dee-AH-lih-gihs-[t]/ – /ɔ.ɾiː.ˈɑ.lə(ɪ).dʒə(ɪ)s.[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable –

 

Audit
 – For this word, the “Au” combination is pronounced like the “aw” combination, the “d” is a flap-d, the “i” is an i-schwa, and the final “t” is (often) stopped

– /AW-dih[t]/ – /ˈɔ.ɾə(ɪ)[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Auditor
 – For this word, the “Au” combination is pronounced like the “aw” combination, the “d” is a flap-d, the “i” is an i-schwa, and for the “-or” suffix – the “o” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

– /AW-dih-t’r/ – /ˈɔ.ɾə(ɪ).tɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Auditors
 – For this word, the “Au” combination is pronounced like the “aw” combination, the “d” is a flap-d, the “i” is an i-schwa, for the “-or” suffix – the “o” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue), and the “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

– /AW-dih-t’r-z/ – /ˈɔ.ɾə(ɪ).tɚ.z/–Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “z” ending acts as a fourth syllable –

 

Audits
 – For this word, the “Au” combination is pronounced like an “aw” combination, the “d” is a flap-d, the “i” is an i-schwa

/AW-dih-ts/ – /ˈɔ.ɾə(ɪ).ts/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “ts” ending acts as a third syllable

 

August
 – For this word, the “Au” combination is pronounced like the “aw” combination, the “g” is hard, the “u” turns into an i-schwa, and the final “t” is often stopped

/AW-gihs-[t]/ – /ˈɔ.gə(ɪ)s.[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “t” ending (when not stopped) acts as a third syllable

 

Aunt
.– This word has two common pronunciations.  In one:  the “Au” combination is pronounced like the “Aw” combination – in the other: th “Au” combination is pronounced simply like the single short letter “a”, and in both versions: the final “t” is (usually) stopped

/awn-[t]//ɔn.[t]/ –  Or – /æn-[t]//æn.[t]/ – Notice also that, in both pronunciations, the “t” ending (when not stopped) acts as a second syllable

 

Aurora Borealis
 – For this term, in the first word,  the “Au” combination turns into a u-schwa, the “o” is long, and the final “a” turns into a u-schwa, – then for the second word, the “o” is long, the “e” is long, the “a” is short, and the “i” is an i-schwa

/uh-ROHR-uh-bohr-ee-æ-lihs//ə(ʌ)ˈɹoɹ.ə(ʌ).boɹ.iː.ˈæ.lə(ɪ)s/ – Notice also that the stress in the first word is on the second syllable, and the stress in the second word is on the third syllable

 

Australasia
 – For this word, the “Au” combination is pronounced like the “Aw” combination, the “t” is pronounced like the “ch” combination (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), the second “a” turns into a true-schwa, the third “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, the “si” combination is pronounced like the voiced “sh” combination, and the final “a” turns into a u-schwa

/aws-chrəl-AY-zhuh//ɔs.t ʃɹəl.ˈeiː.ʒə(ʌ)/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

 

Australia
 – For this word, the “Au” combination is pronounced like an “Aw” combination, the “t” is pronounced like the “ch” combination (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), the second “a” is short, the “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, and the final “a” turns into a u-schwa

– /aw-SCHRæ-lee-uh/ – /ɔs.ˈtʃɹæ.liː.ə(ʌ)/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Australian
 – For this word, the “Au” combination is pronounced like the “Aw” combination, the “t” is pronounced like the “ch” combination (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), the second “a” is short, and for the “-ian” suffix – the “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, and
the “a” turns into an i-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/aws-CHRæ-lee-ihn-z/ – /ɔs.tʃɹæ.liː.ə(ɪ)n.z/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable and that the “z” ending acts as a separate syllable

 

Australians
 – For this word, the “Au” combination is pronounced like the “Aw” combination, the “t” is pronounced like the “ch” combination (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), the second “a” is short, and for the “-ian” suffix – the “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, and the “a” 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”

/aws-CHRæ-lee-ihn-z/ – /ɔs.tʃɹæ.liː.ə(ɪ)n.z/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable and that the “z” ending acts as a separate syllable

 

Austria
 – For this country name, the “Au” combination is pronounced like the “Aw” combination, the “t” is pronounced like the “ch” combination (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), the “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, and the final “a” turns into a u-schwa

– /AWS-chtree-uh/ – /ˈɔs.tʃɹiː.ə(ʌ)/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Austrian
 – For this country name, the “Au” combination is pronounced like the “Aw” combination, the “t” is pronounced like the “ch” combination (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), the “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, and the second “a” turns into an i-schwa

– /AWS-chtree-ihn/ – /ˈɔs.tʃɹiː.ə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Authentic
 – For this word, the “Au” combination is pronounced like the “Aw” combination, the “th” combination is un-voiced, the “e” is short, and for the “-ic” suffix – the “i” is an i-schwa, 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)

/aw-THEHN-tihk//ɔ.ˈθɛn.tə(ɪ)k/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Authenticate
 – For this word, the “Au” combination is pronounced like the “Aw” combination, the “th” combination is un-voiced, the “e” is short, and for the “-ic” suffix – the “i” is an i-schwa, and the final “c” is hard, 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)

/aw-THEHN-tih-kay[t]//ɔ.ˈθɛn.tə(ɪ).ke[iː][t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Author
 – For this word, the “Au” combination is pronounced like the “Aw” combination, the “th” is un-voiced, for the “-or” suffix – the “o” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/AW-th’r/ – /ˈɔ.θɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Authoritarian
 – For this word, the “Au” turns into a true-schwa, the “th” combination is un-voiced, the “o” is long, the “i” is an i-schwa,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 “-ian” suffix – the “i” (converted from the letter “y” of the root-word) is pronounced like the long letter “e”, and the “a” turns into an i-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/ə-thohr-ih-TAYR-ee-ihn//ˌə.θoɹ.ə(ɪ).ˈteɪɹ.iː. ə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that there is a minor stress on the first syllable and that the major stress is on the fourth syllable  –

 

Authoritative
 – For this word, the “Au” turns into a true-schwa, the “th” combination is un-voiced, the “o” is long, the “i” is an i-schwa, the “a” is a True Long “A”, the third “t” is a flap-t, 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)

/ə-thohr-ih-TAY-dihv//ˌə.θoɹ.ə(ɪ).ˈte.də(ɪ)v/ – Notice also that there is a minor stress on the first syllable and that the major stress is on the fourth syllable  –

 

Authorization
 – For this word, the “Au” combination is pronounced like the “Aw” combination, the “th” combination is un-voiced, the “o” disappears, the “i” is long, 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)

/aw-th’r-ai-ZAY-shihn/ – /ˌɔ.θɚ.aiː.ˈzeiː.ʃə(ɪ)n.z/ – Notice also that there is a minor stress on the first syllable and that the major stress is on the fourth syllable –

 

Authorizations
 – For this word, the “Au” combination is pronounced like the “Aw” combination, the “th” combination is un-voiced, the “o” disappears, the “i” is long, 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), and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/aw-th’r-ai-ZAY-shihn-z/ – /ˌɔ.θɚ.aiː.ˈzeiː.ʃə(ɪ)n.z/ – Notice also that there is a minor stress on the first syllable and that the major stress is on the fourth syllable –

 

Authorized
 – For this word, the “Au” combination is pronounced like the “Aw” combination, the “th” is un-voiced, for the “-or” suffix – the “o” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue), and for the “-ize” suffix – the “i” is long, and the “e” joins with the “-ed” ending, and the final “d” of the “-ed” ending is (often) stopped (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix combination in The Common Tongue)

/AW-th’r-aiz-[d]/ – /ˈɔ.θɚ.aiːz.[d]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “d” ending (when not stopped) acts as a separate syllable

 

Authors
 – For this word, the “Au” combination is pronounced like the “Aw” combination, the “th” is un-voiced, 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”

– /AW-th’r-z/ – /ˈɔ.θɚ.z/ –Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable – and that the “z” ending acts as a third syllable –

 

Authority
.– For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “o” is long, the “i” is an i-schwa, the “t” is a flap-t, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/uh-THOHR-ih-dee//ə(ʌ)ˈθoɹ.ə(ɪ).ɾiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Autocratic
 – For this word, the “Au” combination is pronounced like the “aw” combination, the “t” is a flap-t, the “o” is long, the “c” is hard, the second “a” is short, the second “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)

/aw-doh-KRæ-dih[k]//ˌɔ.ɾo.ˈkɹæ.ɾə(ɪ)[k]/ – Notice also that there is a minor stress on the first syllable and that the major stress is on the third syllable

 

Automatic
 – For this word, the “Au” combination is pronounced like in the “Aw” combination, the “t” is a flap-d, the “o” turns into a u-schwa, the second “a” is short, the second “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)

– /aw-də--dihk/ – /ɔ.ɾə(ʌ).ˈmæ.ɾə(ɪ)k/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable –

 

Automatically
 – For this word, the “Au” combination is pronounced like in the “Aw” combination, the “t” is a flap-t, the “o” turns into a u-schwa, the second “a” is short, the second “t” is a flap-t, 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), 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)

– /aw-də--dihk-lee/ – /ɔ.ɾə(ʌ).ˈmæ.ɾə(ɪ)k.liː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable –

 

Autonomous
 – For this word, the “Au” combination is pronounced like the “Aw” combination, the first “o” is short, the second “o” turns into a true-schwa, and the “ou” combination turns into an i-schwa

/aw-TAH-nih-mihs/ – /ɔ.ˈtɑ.nə(ɪ).mə(ɪ)s/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Autonomy
 – For this word, the “Au” combination is pronounced like the “Aw” combination, the first “o” is short, the second “o” turns into a true-schwa, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/aw-TAH-nə-mee/ – /ɔ.ˈtɑ.nə.miː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Autopilot
 – For this word, the “Au” combination is pronounced like the “aw” combination, the “t” is a flap-t, the first “o” is long, the “i” is long, the second “o” turns into an i-schwa, and the final “t” is (often) stopped

/AW-doh-pai-lih[t]//ˈɔ.ɾo.paiː.lə(ɪ)[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Autumn
 – For this word, the “Au” combination is pronounced like the “Aw” combination, the “t” is a flap-t, the “u” is a u-schwa, and the final “n” is silent

– /AW-duhm//ˈɔ.ɾə(ʌ)m/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Auxiliary
.– For this word, the “Au” combination is pronounced like the “aw” combination, the “x” is pronounced like the “gz” combination, the first “i” is short, the second “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, and for the “-ary” suffix – the “a” is a Long “A” / Short “I” Diphthong (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e” (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/awg-ZIH-lee-ary//ɔtg.ˈzɪ.liː.eɪɹ.iː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

– ( American English Pronunciation – Letter A ) –


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