– American English Pronunciation –

– ( Letter A:  Av, Aw, Ax, Ay, Az ) –


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 . As – Au . Aw . Ax . Ay . Az

 

Available
 – For this word, the “A” turns into a true-schwa, the “ai” combination is a Long “A” / Short “I” Diphthong (this is due to the placement of the letter “l” directly after it), and for the “-able” suffix – the “a” turns into a u-schwa, there is a phantom-schwa in-between the “b” and the “l” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to another), and the final “e” is silent (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

– /uh-VAYL-uh-bəl/ – /ʌ.ˈveɪ.lə.bəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable –

 

Avant-Garde
 – For this term, the “A” is pronounced like the short letter “o”, the second “a” is pronounced like a short letter “o”, the “t” is (usually) stopped, the “G” is hard, the third “a” is pronounced like the short letter “o”, the “d” is a flap-d but is (often) stopped, and the final “e” is silent

/ah-vahn[t]-GAHR-[d]/ – /ɑ.vɑn[t]-ˈgɑɹ[ɾ]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable and that the “d” ending (when not stopped) acts as a fourth syllable –

 

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

– /AH-vuh-tahr/ – /ˈɑ.və(ʌ).tɑɹ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Avenue
 – For this word, the “A” is short, the first “e” turns into an i-schwa, and the “ue” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “u”

/æ-vih-noo//ˈæ.və(ɪ).nu/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Avenues
 – For this word, the “A” is short, the first “e” turns into an i-schwa, the “ue” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “u”, and the final “s” is pronounced like the letter “z”

/æ-vih-nooz//ˈæ.və(ɪ).nuz/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Average
 – For this word, the “A” is short, the “e” disappears, and for the “-age” suffix – the “a” turns into an i-schwa, the “g” is soft, and the “e” is silent (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

– /æV-rihdʒ/ – /ˈæv.ɹə(ɪ)dʒ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Aviation
 – For this word, the “A” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, the first “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, there is a phantom consonant “y” in-between the “i” and the “a” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next)the second “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)

/ay-vee-YAY-shihn//ˌeiː.viː.jeiː.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

 

Avocado
 – For this word, the “A” is pronounced like the short letter “o”, the second “o” turns into a true-schwa, the “c” is hard, the second “a” is pronounced like the short letter “o”, the “d” is a flap-d, and the final “o” is long

– /ah-və-KAH-doh/ – /ɑ.və.ˈkɑ.ɾo/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable –

 

Avoid
 – For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, 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 “d” is a flap-d but is (often) stopped

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

 

Avoidance
 – For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the “oi” combination is pronounced like the “oy” combination (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the final “d” is a flap-d, 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-VOY-dihn-s//ə(ʌ).ˈvoiː.də(ɪ)n.s/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable and that the “s” ending acts as a separate syllable

Aw

 

Awake
.– For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the second “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, the “k” is (often) stopped, and the final “e” is silent

/uh-WAY[K]/ /ə(ʌ)ˈweiː[k]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Award
 – For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the second “a” is pronounced like the long letter “o”, and the final “d” is (often) stopped

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

 

Awards
 – For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, the second “a” is pronounced like the long letter “o”, and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

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

 

Aware
.– For this word, the “A” turns into a u-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 the final “e” is silent

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

 

Awareness
.– For this word, the “A” turns into a true-schwa, the second “a” is a Long “A” / Short “I” Diphthong (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), the first “e” is silent, 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)

/ə-WAYR-nihs/ – /ə.ˈweɪɹ.nə(ɪ)s/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable –

 

Away
.– For this word, the “A” turns into a u-schwa, and the “ay” combination is pronounce like the Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

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

 

Awful
.– For this word, the “Aw” combination is pronounced like in the word “law” or “paw” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and for the “-ful” suffix – the “u” turns into a true-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/AW-fəl//ˈɔ.fəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Awfully
.– For this word, the “Aw” combination is pronounced like in the word “law” or “paw” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), for the “-fully” suffix – the “u” turns into a true-schwa, the “ll” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “l”, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e” (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/AW-fə-lee//ˈɔ.fə.liː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Awkward
.– For this word, the “Aw” combination is pronounced like in the word “law” or “paw” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “k” is almost stopped, the second “a” disappears, and the final “d” is (often) stopped

/AWK-w’r-[d]//ˈɔk.wɚ.[d]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable and that the “d” ending (when not stopped) acts as a third syllable

 

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

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

Ax

 

Ay

 

Az

 

– ( American English Pronunciation – Letter A ) –


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