– American English Pronunciation –

– ( Letter B:  Bi ) –


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The pronunciations are not Universal as there are many different dialects of the English language, both world-wide and throughout America.  The pronunciations that are presented here are based upon a combination of both common usage and the most neutral accent used in The International Common Tongue.

 


Bi

 

Ba . Be . Bl . Bo . Br . Bu . By

 

Bias
 – For this word, the “i” is long,  there is a phantom consonant “y” in-between the “i” and the “a” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to another), and the “a” turns into an i-schwa

/BAI-yihs//ˈbaiː.jə(ɪ)s/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

 

Biased
 – For this word, the “i” is long,  there is a phantom consonant “y” in-between the “i” and the “a” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to another), the “a” turns into an i-schwa, and since the root-word ends with the letter “s” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent, and the final “d” is pronounced like the letter “t” but is (often) stopped

/BAI-yihs-[t]//ˈbaiː.jə(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 –

 

Biased
 – For this word, the “i” is long,  there is a phantom consonant “y” in-between the “i” and the “a” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to another), the “a” turns into an i-schwa, and since the root-word ends with the letter “s” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent, and the final “d” is pronounced like the letter “t” but is (often) stopped

/BAI-yihs-[t]//ˈbaiː.jə(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 –

 

Bible
 – For this word, the “i” is long, there is a phantom-schwa in-between the “b” and the “l” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the final “e” is silent

/BAI-bəl//ˈbaiː.bəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Bicycle
 – For this word, the “i” is pronounced like the “igh” combination, the first “c” is soft, the “y” turns into an i-schwa, the second “c” is hard, there is a phantom-schwa in-between the “c” and the “l” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the final “e” is silent

/BIGH-sih-kəl//ˈbʌiː.sə(ɪ).kəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Bid
 – For this word, the “i” is short, and the final “d” is a flap-d but is (often) stopped

– /bih[d]//bɪ[ɾ]/ – Notice also that the “d” ending (when not stopped) acts as a second syllable –

 

Bidet
 – For this word, the “i” is an i-schwa, and the “et” combination is pronounced like the Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong

/bih-DAY//bə(ɪ).ˈdeiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Big
 – For this word, the “i” is short

/bih-g//bɪ.g/ – Notice also that the “g” acts as a separate syllable

 

Bike
 – For this word, the “i” is pronounced like the “igh” combination, and the final “e” is silent

/bigh-k//bʌiː.k/ – Notice also that the “k” acts as a separate syllable

 

Bilingual (bi-Lingual)
.– For this word, the “i” is long, the “-in” combination is pronounced like an “-ing” combination, the “g” is hard (this is NOT the standard pronunciation of the “-ing” letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “u” is pronounced like the letter “w”, and for the “-al” suffix – the “a” turns into a true-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/bai-LING-gwawl//baiː.ˈlɪŋ.gwɔl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Bilingualism (bi-Lingual-ism)
.– For this word, the “i” is long, the “-in” combination is pronounced like an “-ing” combination, the “g” is hard (pronounced separately from the letter “n”), the “u” is pronounced like the letter “w”, for the “-al” suffix – the “a” turns into a true-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue), and for the “-ism” suffix – the “i” is an i-schwa, the “s” is pronounced like the letter “z”, and there is a phantom-schwa in-between the “s” and the “m” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next)(this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/bai-LING-gwawl-ih-zəm//baiː.ˈlɪŋ.gwɔl.ə(ɪ).zəm/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable –

 

Bill
 – For this word, the “i” is short

/bihl//bɪl/

 

Billion
 – For this word, the first “i” is short, the “ll” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “l”, the “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, there is a phantom consonant “y” in-between the “i” and the “o”, and the “o” turns into a i-schwa

/BIHL-ee-yihn//ˈbɪl.iː.jə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Billionaires
 – For this word, the first “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), the second “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, there is a phantom consonant “y” in-between the “i” and the “o”, the “o” turns into a i-schwathe “ai” combination is pronounced like the Long “A” / Short “I” Diphthong (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), the “e” is silent, and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/BIHL-ee-yihn-ayr-z/ – /ˈbɪl.iː.jə(ɪ)n.eɪɹ.z/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and then that the “z” ending acts as a fifth syllable –

 

Bin
 – For this word, the “i” is short

/bihn//bɪn/

 

Bind
 – For this word, the “i” is long, the “d” is (often) stopped

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

 

Binds
 – For this word, the “i” is long, the “d” is almost stopped, and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/bain-dz//baiːn.dz/ – Notice also that the “dz” ending acts as a second syllable

 

Bio
 – For this word, the “i” is long, and the “o” is long

/BAI-oh//ˈbaiː.o/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Biodegrade
.– For this word, the “i” is long, the “o” is long, the “e” is long, the “g” is hard, and for the “-ade” suffix – the “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, the “d” is a flap-d but is (often) stopped, and the final “e” is silent (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/bai-oh-dee-GRAY[D]/ – /baiː.o.diː.ˈgɹeiː[ɾ]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the fourth syllable –

 

Biologist
 – For this word, the “i” is long, and for the “-ologist” suffix – the first “o” is short, the second “o” turns into a true-schwa, the “g” is soft, 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)

/bai-AH-lə-dʒihs-[t]/ – /baiː.ˈɑ.lə.dʒə(ɪ)s.[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

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

/bai-AH-lih-dʒee/ – /baiː.ˈɑ.lə(ɪ).dʒiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Biosphere
 – For this word, the “i” is long, the “o” is long, 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

– /BAI-oh-sfeer//ˈbaiː.o.sfiːɹ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Biracial (bi-Racial)
– For this word, the first “i” is long, the first “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, 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)

/bai-RAY-shəl//baiː.ˈreiː.ʃəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Bird
 – For this word, the “i” disappears, and the final “d” is (often) stopped

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

 

Birdie
 – For this word, the “i” disappears, the “d” is a flap-d, and the “ie” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

– /B’R-dee//ˈbɚ.ɾiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Birth
 – For this word, the “i” disappears, and the “th” combination is un-voiced

/b’r-th//bɚ.θ/ – Notice also that the “th” ending acts as a second syllable

 

Birthday
 – For this word, the “i” disappears, the “th” is un-voiced, and the “ay” combination is pronounced like the Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

– /B’R-th-day//ˈbɚ.θ.deiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “th” combination acts as a separate syllable

 

Births
 – For this word, the “i” disappears, and the “th” combination is un-voiced

/b’r-th-s//bɚ.θ.s/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “ths” ending acts as a second syllable and that the “th” combination acts as a separate syllable

 

Biscuit
.– For this word, the first “i” is short, the “c” is hard, and the “ui” combination is pronounced simply like the single i-schwa, and the final “t” is (often) stopped

/BIHS-kih[t]//ˈbɪs.kə(ɪ)[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Biscuits
 – For this word, the first “i” is short, the “c” is hard, and the “ui” combination is pronounced simply like the single i-schwa

– /BIHS-kih-ts//ˈbɪs.kɪ.ts/ –Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “ts” ending acts as a third syllable

 

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

/bih[t]//bɪ[t]/

 

Bitchy
 – For this word, the “i” is short, the “tch” combination is pronounced simply like the “ch” combination (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

– /BIH-chee//ˈbɪ.tʃiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Bite
 – For this word, the “i” is pronounced like the “igh” combination, the “t” is (often) stopped, and the final “e” is silent

/bigh[t]//bʌiː[t]/

 

Bitter
 – For this word, the “i” 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), and for the “-er” suffix – the “e” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/BIH-d’r//ˈbɪ.ɾɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Bitterly
 – For this word, the “i” 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), and for the “-er” suffix – the “e” disappears (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)

/BIH-d’r-lee//ˈbɪ.ɾɚ.liː/ –Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Bizarre
 – For this word, the “i” is an i-schwa, the “a” is pronounced like the short letter “o”, 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 final “e” is silent

/bih-ZAHR//bə(ɪ).ˈzɑɹ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

– ( American English Pronunciation – Letter B ) –


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