– American English Pronunciation–

– ( Letter C:  Cd, Ce, Cf ) –


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.

Cc

 

Ca – Cc . Ce . Cf . Cg – Ci . Cj – Cl . Cm – Col . Com . Con . Coo – CozCp – Cr . Cs – Cu . Cv – Cz

 

Ce

Cease
 – For this word, the “C” is soft, the “ea” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “e”, and the final “e” is silent

/sees/ – /siːs/ –

 

Ceased
 – For this word, the “C” is soft, the “ea” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “e”, and since the root word ends with the sound of the letter “s” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent, and the final “d” is pronounced like the letter “t”

/sees-t//siːs.t/ – Notice also that the “t” ending acts as a second syllable

 

Ceiling
 – For this word, the “C” is soft, the “ei” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “e” (this is NOT 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)

/SEE-ling/ – /ˈsiː.lɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

 

Celebrate
 – For this word, the “C” is soft, the first “e” is short, the second “e” turns into a true-schwa, 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)

/SEH-lə-bray-[t]/ – /ˈsɛ.lə.bɹe.[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “t” ending (when not stopped) acts as a fourth syllable –

 

Celebrated
 – For this word, the “C” is soft, the first “e” is short, the second “e” turns into a true-schwa, and for the “-ate” suffix – the “a” is a True Long “A”, the “t” is a flap-t, and since the 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

/SEH-lə-bray-dih-[d]/ – /ˈsɛ.lə.bɹe.ɾə(ɪ).[ɾ]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “d” ending (when not stopped) acts as a fifth syllable

 

Celebrating
 – For this word, the “C” is soft, the first “e” is short, the second “e” turns into a true-schwa, the “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, 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)

– /SEHL-ə-bray-ding/ – /ˈsɛl.ə.bɹeiː.ɾɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

 

Celebration
 – For this word, the “C” is soft, the first “e” is short, the second “e” turns into a u-schwa, 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)

– /sehl-uh-BRAY-shuhn//sɛl.ə(ʌ).bɹeiː.ʃə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable –

 

Celebrities
 – For this word, the “C” is soft, the first “e” turns into an i-schwa, the second “e” is short, the first “i” is an i-schwa, the “t” is a flap-t, the “ie” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “e”, and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/sih-LEH-brih-deez//sə(ɪ).ˈlɛ.bɹə(ɪ).ɾiːz/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

“Celebs”
 – For this word, the “C” is soft, the first “e” turns into a true-schwa, the second “e” is short, and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/sə-LEHB-z//sə.ˈlɛb.z/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable and that the “z” ending acts as a third syllable

 

Celiac
 – For this word, the “C” is soft, the “e” is long, the “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, the “a” is short, and the final “c” is hard but is (often) stopped

– /SEE-lee-æ-[k]//siː.liː.æ.[k]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “k” ending (when not stopped) acts as a fourth syllable

 

Cell
 – For this word, the “C” is soft, the “e” is short, and the “ll” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “l” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/sehl/ – /sɛl/ –

 

Celsius
 – For this word, the “C” is soft, the “e” is short, the “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, and the “u” turns into an i-schwa

/SEHL-see-ihs//ˈsɛl.siː.ə(ɪ)s/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Cement
.– For this word, the “C” is soft, the first “e” turns into a true-schwa, the second “e” is short, and the final “t” is (often) stopped

/sə-MEHN-[t]//sə.ˈmɛn.t/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable and that the “t” ending acts as a third syllable –

 

Cementing
.– For this word, the “C” is soft, the first “e” turns into a true-schwa, the second “e” is short, 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)

/sə-MEHN-ting//sə.ˈmɛn.tɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Censorship
 – For this word, the “C” is soft, the “e” is short, the “o” disappears, and for the “-ship” suffix – the “sh” combination is un-voiced, the “i” is an i-schwa, and the final “p” is (often) stopped (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/SEHN-s’r-shih[p]//ˈsɛn.sɚ.ʃə(ɪ)[p]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Cent
 – For this word, the “C” is soft, and the “e” is short, and the final “t” is (sometimes) stopped

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

 

Center
 – For this word, the “C” is soft, the first “e” is short, and the second “e” disappears

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

 

Centigrade
 – For this word, the “C” is soft, the “e” is short, the “i” is an i-schwa, the “g” is hard, and for the “-ade” suffix – the “a” is a True Long “A”, 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)

/SEHN-tih-gray[d]//ˈsɛn.tə(ɪ).gɹe[ɾ]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Centimeter
 – For this word, the “C” is soft, the “e” is short, the “i” is an i-schwa, the first “e” is long, the “t” is a flap-t, and the second “e” disappears

/SEHN-tih-mee-d’r/ – /ˈsɛn.tə(ɪ).miː.ɾɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

 

Central
 – For this word, the “C” is soft, the “e” is short, the “t” is pronounced like the “ch” combination (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), and for the “-al” suffix – the “a” turns into a true-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/SEHN-chrəl/ – /ˈsɛn.tʃɹəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Centralized
 – For this word, the “C” is soft, the “e” is short, the “t” is pronounced like the “ch” combination (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), for the “-al” suffix – the “a” turns into a true-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue), 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

/SEHN-chrəl-aiz-[d]/ – /ˈsɛn.tʃɹəl.aiːz.[d]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “d” ending (when not stopped) acts as a fourth syllable

 

Century
 – For this word, the “C” is soft, the “e” is short, the “t” is pronounced like the “ch” combination (this is due to the placement of the letter “u” placed directly after it), the “u” turns into a true-schwa but almost disappears, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/SEHN-ch[ə].ree/ – /ˈsɛn.tʃ[ə].ɹiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

 

CEO
 – For this acronym (as with all acronyms which do not spell a word), we simply pronounce each letter by the name of that letter

– /see-ee-oh/ – /siː.iː.o/ – Notice also that there is no discernible stress –

 

Ceramics
 – For this word, the “C” is soft, the “e” disappears, the “a” is short, 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)

/s’r-æ-mih-ks//sɚ.ˈæ.mə(ɪ).ks/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable and that the “ks” ending acts as a third syllable –

 

Cerebral
.– For this word, the “C” is soft, the first “e” is a true-schwa, the second “e” is long, and for the “-al” suffix – the “a” turns into a true-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/sə-REE-brəl//sə.ˈɹiː.bɹəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Ceremonious
 – For this word, the “C” is soft, the first “e” is pronounced like The Long “A” / Short “I” Diphthong (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), the second “e” turns into a true-schwa, the “o” is long, the “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, and for the “-ous” suffix – the “ou” combination turns into an i-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/sayr-ə-MOH-nee-ihs//seɪɹ.ə.ˈmo.niː.ə(ɪ)s/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable –

 

Ceremony
 – For this word, the “C” is soft, the first “e” is pronounced like The Long “A” / Short “I” Diphthong (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), the second “e” turns into a true-schwa, the “o” is long, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/SAYR-ə-moh-nee//ˈseɪɹ.ə.mo.niː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

 

Certain
 – For this word, the “C” is soft, the “e” disappears, the “t” is (usually) stopped, and the “ai” combination turns into an i-schwa

– /S’R-[t]ihn//ˈsɚ.[t]ə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Certainly
 – For this word, the “C” is soft, the “e” disappears, the “t” is (usually) stopped, the “ai” combination turns into an i-schwa, and for the “-ly” suffix – the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e” (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/S’R-[t]ihn-lee/ – /ˈsɚ.[t]ə(ɪ)n.liː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

 

Certificate
 – For this word, the “C” is soft, the first “e” disappears, the first “i” is short, the second “i” is an i-schwa, the second “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)

/s’r-TIH-fih-kih-[t]/ – /sɚ.ˈtɪ.fə(ɪ).kə(ɪ).[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable and that the “t” ending (when not stopped) acts as a fifth syllable

 

Certified
 – For this word, the “C” is soft, the “e” disappears, the “t” is a flap-t, the first “i” is an i-schwa, the second “i” is long, and since the root-word ends with the sound of the letter “i” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent, and the final “d” is a flap-d but is (often) stopped

/S’R-dih-fai-[d]/ – /ˈsɚ.ɾə(ɪ).faiː.[ɾ]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “d” ending (when not stopped) acts as a fourth syllable –

 

Cesarean
 – For this word, the “C” is soft, the first “e” turns into an i-schwa, the first “a” is a Long “A” / Short “I” Diphthong (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), the second “e” is long, there is a phantom consonant letter “y” in-between the “e” and the “a” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next), and the second “a” turns into an i-schwa

/sih-SAYR-ee-yihn//sə(ɪ).ˈseɪɹ.iː.jə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Cf

 

 

 

( American English Pronunciation – Letter C ) –


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