– American English Pronunciation–

– ( Letter C:  Ci ) –


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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.

 


Ci

 

Ca . Ce . Ch . Ci . Cl . Coa-Col . Com . Con . Coo-Coz . Cr . Cu . Cy

 

Cigar
– For this word, the “C” is soft, the “i” is an i-schwa, the “g” is hard, and the “a” is pronounced like the short letter “o”

/sih-GAHR//sə(ɪ).ˈgɑɹ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Cigarette
– For this word, the “C” is soft, the “i” is an i-schwa, the “g” is hard, the “a” turns into a u-schwa, the first “e” is short, the “tt” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “t” but is (usually) stopped, and the final “e” is silent

/sih-guh-REH[T]//sə(ɪ).gə(ʌ).ˈɹɛ[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

 

Cinema
– For this word, the “C” is soft, the “i” is short, and the “e” turns into an true-schwa, and the final “a” turns into a u-schwa

/SIH-nə-muh//ˈsɪ.nə.mə(ʌ)/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Cinematographer
.– For this word, the “C” is soft, the “i” is short, the “e” turns into a true-schwa, the first “a” turns into a u-schwa, the “o” is short, the “g” is hard, the second “a” turns into a u-schwa, the “ph” combination is pronounced like the single letter “f” (this is the standard pronunciation 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)

/sih-nə-muh-TAH-gruh-f’r//ˌsɪ.nə.mə(ʌ).ˈtɑ.gɹə(ʌ).fɚ/ – Notice also that there is a minor stress on the first syllable and that the major stress is on the fourth syllable

 

Cinematography
.– For this word, the “C” is soft, the “i” is short, the “e” turns into a true-schwa, the first “a” turns into a u-schwa, the “o” is short, the “g” is hard, the second “a” turns into a u-schwa, the “ph” combination is pronounced like the single letter “f” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/sih-nə-muh-TAH-gruh-fee//ˌsɪ.nə.mə(ʌ).ˈtɑ.gɹə(ʌ).fiː/ – Notice also that there is a minor stress on the first syllable and that the major stress is on the fourth syllable

 

Cinnamon
– For this word, the “C” is soft, the “i” is short, the “nn” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “n” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “a” turns into a true-schwa, and the “o” turns into an i-schwa

/SIH-nə-mihn//ˈsɪ.nə.mɪn/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Circle
– For this word, the “C” is soft, the “i” disappears, 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

/S’R-kəl//ˈsɚ.kəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Circuit
– For this word, The first “C” is soft, the “i” disappears, the second “c” is hard, the “ui” combination is pronounced simply like the single short letter “i”, and the final is “t” (usually) stopped

/S’R-kih[t]//ˈsəɹ.kɪ[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Circuitry
– For this word, The first “C” is soft, the “i” disappears, the second “c” is hard, the “ui” combination turns into an i-schwa, the “t” is pronounced like the “ch” combination (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/S’R-kih-chree//ˈsəɹ.kə(ɪ).tʃɹiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Circulate
– For this word, the “C” is soft, the “i” disappears, the second “c” is hard, the “u” is pronounced like the pronoun “You”, 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)

/S’R-kyoo-lay[t]//ˈsɚ.kju.le[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Circumstance
– For this word, the “C” is soft, the “i” disappears, the second “c” is hard, the “u” is a u-schwa, and for the “-ance” suffix – the “a” is short, the “c” is soft, and the “e” is silent (this is NOT the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/S’R-kuhm-stæns//ˈsɚ.kə(ʌ)m.stæns/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Circumstances
– For this word, the “C” is soft, the “i” disappears, the second “c” is hard, the “u” is a u-schwa, for the “-ance” suffix – the “a” is short, the “c” is soft, and since the word is plural – the “e” merges with the “-es” ending and turns into an i-schwa, and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/S’R-kuhm-stæn-sihz//ˈsɚ.kʌm.stæn.sɪz/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Citation
– For this word, the “C” is soft, the first “i” is long, the “a” is pronounced as the 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)

/sai-TAY-shin//saiː.ˈteiː.ʃə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

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

/sigh[t]//sʌiː[t]/

 

Citing
– For this word, the “C” is soft, the “i” is pronounced like the “igh” combination, the “t” is a flap-t, 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)

/SIGH-ding//ˈsʌiː.ɾɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Citizen
– For this word, the “C” is soft, the first “i” is short, the “t” is a flap-t, the second “i” is an i-schwa, the “z” is pronounced like the letter “s”, and for the “-en” suffix – the “e” turns into an i-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/SIH-dih-sihn//ˈsɪ.ɾə(ɪ).sə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Citizens
– For this word, the “C” is soft, the first “i” is short, the “t” is a flap-t, the second “i” is an i-schwa, the “z” is pronounced almost like the letter “s”, for the “-en” suffix – the “e” 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”

/SIH-dih-zihn-z//ˈsɪ.ɾə(ɪ).zə(ɪ)n.z/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “z” ending acts as a fourth syllable

 

Citizenship
– For this word, the “C” is soft, the first “i” is short, the “t” is a flap-t, the second “i” is an i-schwa, the “z” is pronounced like the letter “s”, for the “-en” suffix – the “e” turns into an i-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation 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)

/SIH-dih-sihn-shih[p]//ˈsɪ.ɾə(ɪ).sə(ɪ)n.ʃə(ɪ)[p]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

City
– For this word, the “C” is soft, the “i” is short, the “t” is a flap-t, and the “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/SIH-dee//ˈsɪ.ɾiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Civil
– For this word, the “C” is soft, the first “i” is short, and the second “i” turns into a true-schwa

/SIH-vəl//ˈsɪ.vəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Civilization
– For this word, the “C” is soft, the first “i” is short, the second “i” disappears, the third “i” is long, the “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, 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)

/sih-v’l-ai-ZAY-shihn-z//ˌsɪ.v’l.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

 

Civilizations
– For this word, the “C” is soft, the first “i” is short, the second “i” disappears, the third “i” is long, the “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, 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”

/sih-v’l-ai-ZAY-shihn-z//ˌsɪ.v’l.aiː.ˈzeiː.ʃə(ɪ)n.z/ – Notice also that there is a minor stress on the first syllable, that the major stress is on the fourth syllable and that the “z” ending acts as a sixth syllable

 

Civilized
– For this word, the “C” is soft, the first “i” is short, the second “i” disappears,, and for the “-ize” suffix – the “i” is long, the “e” merges with the “-ed” ending, and since the root-word ends with the sound of the letter “z”– the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent, and the final “d” is (often) stopped

/CIH-və-laiz-[d]//ˈsɪ.vəlaiːz.[d]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “d” ending (when not stopped) acts as a fourth syllable

 

 

 

( American English Pronunciation – Letter C ) –


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