– American English Pronunciation–

– ( Letter C:  Cy ) –


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Cy

 

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

 

Cycle
 – For this word, the “C” is soft, the “y” is pronounced like the “igh” combination, 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

/SIGH-kə//ˈsʌiː.kəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable 

 

Cycling
 – For this word, the “C” is soft, the “y” is pronounced like the “igh” combination, 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 “-ing” suffix is pronounced like in the word “sing” or “ring” (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

– /SIGH-kə-ling//ˈsʌiː.kə.lɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable 

 

Cynical
 – For this word, the “C” is soft, the “y” is pronounced like the short letter “i”, 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 “-al” suffix – the “a” turns into a true-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/SIH-nih-kəl/ – /ˈsɪ.nə(ɪ).kəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable 

 

( American English Pronunciation – Letter C ) –


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