– American English Pronunciation–

– ( Letter C:  Cp, Cq, Cr ) –


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 . Cd – Cf . Cg – Ci . Cj – Cl . Cm – Col . Com . Con . Coo – Coz . Cq . Cr . Cs – Cu . Cv – Cz

 

Cq

 

Cr

Crack
 – For this word, the “C” is hard, the “a” is short, the “ck” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “k” (this s the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/kræk//kɹæk/ – Notice also that and that the “k” ending acts as a second syllable

 

Cracked
 – For this word, the “C” is hard, the “a” is short, the “ck” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “k” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and since the root-word ends with the letter “k”, the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent and the final “d” is pronounced like the letter “t”

/kæ[k]-t//kɹæ[k].t/ – Notice also that and that the “t” ending acts as a second syllable

 

Craft
 – For this word, the “C” is hard, the “a” is short, and the final “t” is (often) stopped

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

 

Crafts
 – For this word, the “C” is hard, and the “a” is short

/kræf-ts//kɹæf.ts/ – Notice also that and that the “ts” ending acts as a second syllable

 

Cramming
 – For this word, the “C” is hard, the “a” is short, the “mm” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “m”, 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)

/KRæ-ming//ˈkɹæ.mɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Cranky
 – For this word, the “C” is hard, the “a” is short, the “n” is pronounced like the “ng” combination (this is due to the placement of the letter “k” directly after it), and the “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

– /KRæŋ-kee//ˈkɹæŋ.kiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable 

 

Crash
 – For this word, the “C” is hard, the “a” is short,

/kæ-sh//kɹæ.ʃ/ – Notice also that and that the “sh” ending acts as a second syllable

 

Crazy
 – For this word, the “C” is hard, the “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, and the “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

– /KRAY-zee//ˈkɹeiː.ziː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable 

 

Cream
 – For this word, the “C” is hard, the “ea” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “e”

/kreem//kɹiːm/

 

Create
 – For this word, the “C” is hard, the “e” is long, the “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, the “t” is (often) stopped, and the “e” is silent

– /kree-AY-[t]//kɹiː.ˈeiː.[t]/ –Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable and that the “t” ending acts as a third syllable

 

Created
 – For this word, the “C” is hard, the “e” is long, the “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, the “t” is a flap-t, and since the root-word ends with sound of the letter “t”, the “e” of the “-ed” ending turns into an i-schwa, and the final “d” is (often) stopped

– /kree-AY-dih[d]//kɹiː.ˈeiː.ɾə(ɪ)[ɾ]/ –Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable and that the “d” ending (when not stopped) acts as a second syllable –

 

Creative
 – For this word, the “C” is hard, the “e” is long, the “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, the “t” is a flap-t, and for the “-ive” suffix – the “i” is an i-schwa, and the final “e” is silent (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

– /kree-AY-dihv//kriː.ˈeiː.ɾə(ɪ)v/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Creativity
 – For this word, the “C” is hard, the “e” is long, the “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, the first “i” is short, and for the “-ity” suffix – the “i” is an i-schwa, the “t” is a flap-t, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e” (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/kree-ay-TIH-vih-dee//kɹiː.eiː.ˈtɪ.və(ɪ).ɾiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

 

Creature
 – For this word, the “C” is hard, the “ea” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “e”, and for the “-ture” suffix – the “t” is pronounced like the “ch” combination (this is due to the placement of the letter “u” directly after it), the “u” disappears, and the final “e” is silent (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/KREE-ch’r//ˈkɹiː.tʃɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable 

 

Credit
 – For this word, the “C” is hard, the “e” is short, the “d” is a flap-d, the “i” turns into an i-schwa, and the final “t” is (often) stopped

– /KREH-dih-[t]//ˈkɹɛ.ɾə(ɪ).[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “t” ending (when not stopped) acts as a third syllable

 

Cretaceous
 – For this word, the “C” is hard, the first “e” turns into a true-schwa, the “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, the “ce” combination is pronounced like the un-voiced “sh” combination, 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)

/krə-TAY-shihs//kɹə.ˈteiː.ʃə(ɪ)s/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Crew
 – For this word, the “C” is hard, and the “ew” combination is pronounced like the long letter “u”

– /kroo//kɹu/

 

Crib
 – For this word, the “C” is hard, the “i” is short, and the “b” is (often) stopped

/krih[b]/ – /kɹɪ[b]/

 

Cricket
 – For this word, the “C” is hard, the “i” is short, the “ck” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “k” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “e” turns into an i-schwa, and the final “t” is (often) stopped

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

 

Cricketer
 – For this word, the “C” is hard, the “i” is short, the “ck” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “k” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “e” turns into an i-schwa, and the “t” is a flap-t, and for the “-er” suffix – the “e” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/KRIH-kih-d’r//ˈkɹɪ.kə(ɪ).ɾɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Crime
 – For this word, the “C” is hard, the “i” is long, and the final “e” is silent

/kraim//kɹaiːm/ – Notice also that –

 

Crimea
 – For this word, the “C” is hard, the “i” is long, the “e” is long, and the “a” turns into a u-schwa

/krai-MEE-uh//kɹaiː.ˈmiː.ə(ʌ)/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Crimean
 – For this word, the “C” is hard, the “i” is long, the “e” is long, and the “a” turns into an i-schwa

/krai-MEE-ihn//kɹaiː.ˈmiː.ə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Criminal
 – For this word, the “C” is hard, the first “i” is short, the second “i” is an i-schwa, and for the “-al” suffix – the “a” turns into a true-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/krih-mih-nəl//ˈkɹɪ.mə(ɪ).nəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable 

 

Crises
 – For this word, the “C” is hard, the first “i” is pronounced like the “igh” combination, the “e”is long, and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/KRIGH-seez/ – /ˈkɹʌiː.siːz/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable 

 

Crisis
 – For this word, the “C” is hard, the first “i” is pronounced like the “igh” combination, and for the “-sis” suffix – the “i” is an i-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

– /KRIGH-sihs//ˈkɹʌiː.sə(ɪ)s/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable 

 

Crisp
 – For this word, the “C” is hard, the “i” is short, and the final “p” is (often) stopped

/krihs-[p]//kɹɪs.[p]/ – Notice also that and that the “p” ending (when not stopped) acts as a second syllable

 

Crispy
 – For this word, the “C” is hard, the “i” is short, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

– /KRIHS-pee//ˈkɹɪs.pɪ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable 

 

Criteria
 – For this word, the “C” is hard, the first “i” is long, the “e” is long, the second “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, and the “a” turns into a u-schwa

– /krai-TEER-ee-uh//kɹaɪ.ˈtiːɹiː.ə(ʌ)/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Criterion
 – For this word, the “C” is hard, the first “i” is long, the “e” is long, the second “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, and the “o” turns into a true-schwa

/krai-TEER-ee-ən//kɹaiː.ˈtiːɹ.iː.ən/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Critical
 – For this word, the “C” is hard, the first “i” is short, the “t” is a flap-t, the second “i” is an i-schwa, the second “c” is hard, and for the “-al” suffix – the “a” turns into a true-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/KRIH-dih-kəl/ – /ˈkɹɪ.ɾə(ɪ).kəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable 

 

Criticism
 – For this word, the “C” is hard, the first “i” is short, the “t” is a flap-t, the second “i” is an i-schwa, the second “c” is soft, 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)

/KRIH-dih-sih-zəm//ˈkɹɪ.ɾə(ɪ).sə(ɪ).zəm/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable 

 

Criticize
 – For this word, the “C” is hard, the first “i” is short, the “t” is a flap-t, the second “i” is an i-schwa, the “c” is soft, and for the “-ize” suffix – the “i” is long, and the final “e” is silent (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/KRIH-dih-saiz//ˈkɹɪ.ɾə(ɪ).saiːz/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable – 

 

Criticizing
 – For this word, the “C” is hard, the first “i” is short, the “t” is a flap-t, the second “i” is short, the second “c” is soft, the third “i” long, 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)

– /KRIH-dih-sai-zing//ˈkɹɪ.ɾɪ.saɪ.zɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

 

Croatia
 – For this word, the “C” is hard, the “o” is long, there is a phantom letter “w” in-between the “o” and the “a” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next)the “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, the “ti” combination is pronounced like the “sh” combination, and the final “a” turns into a u-schwa

/kroh-WAY-shuh/ – /kɹoh.ˈweiː.ʃə(ʌ)/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Croatian
 – For this word, the “C” is hard, the “o” is long, there is a phantom letter “w” in-between the “o” and the “a” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next), the “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, the “ti” combination is pronounced like the “sh” combination, and the final “a” turns into an i-schwa

/kroh-WAY-shihn/ – /kɹoh.ˈweiː.ʃə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Crop
 – For this word, the “C” is hard, the “o” is short, and the final “p” is (often) stopped

/krah[p]//kɹɑ[p]/ – Notice also that and that the “p” ending (when not stopped) acts as a second syllable

Cross
 – For this word, the “C” is hard, the “o” is pronounced like the “aw” combination, and the final “ss” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “s” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/kraws//kɹɔs/

 

Crowd
 – For this word, the “C” is hard, and the “ow” combination is pronounced like in the word “now” or “how” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the final “d” is a flap-d but is (sometimes) stopped

/krow[d]//kɹɑu[ɾ]/ – Notice also that –

 

Crowded
 – For this word, the “C” is hard, and the “ow” combination is pronounced like in the word “now” or “how” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “d” is a flap-d, and since the roo-word ends with the letter “d” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending turns into an i-schwa, and the final “d” is a flap-d but is (often) stopped

/KROW-dih[d]//kɹɑu.ɾə(ɪ)[ɾ]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable 

 

Crown
 – For this word, the “C” is hard, and the “ow” combination is pronounced like in the word “now” or “how” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/krown//kɹɑun/ – Notice also that –

 

Crucial
 – For this word, the “C” is hard, the “u” is long, 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)

/KROO-shəl//ˈkɹu.ʃəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable 

 

Crucified
 – For this word, the “C” is hard, the “u” is long, the second “c” is soft, the first “i” turns into an i-schwa, the second “i” is long, and since the root-word ends with the sound of the long letter “i” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent

– /KROO-sih-fai[d]//ˈkɹu.sə(ɪ).faiː[ɾ]/ –Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “d” ending (when not stopped) acts as a second syllable –

 

Cruel
 – For this word, the “C” is hard, the “u” is long, and the “e” turns into a true-schwa

/KROO-əl//ˈkɹu.əl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Cruise
– For this word, the “C” is hard, the “ui” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “u”, the “s” is pronounced like the letter “z”, and the final “e” is silent

/krooz/ – /kɹuz/ –

 

Cruises
 – For this word, the “C” is hard, the “ui” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “u”, the “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”, the “e” is silent, and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/KROOZ-ihz/ – /ˈkɹuz.ɪz/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable 

 

Crumble
 – For this word, the “C” is hard, the “u” is short, 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

/KRUHM-bəl/ – /ˈkɹʌm.bəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Crumple
 – For this word, the “C” is hard, the “u” is short, there is a phantom-schwa in-between the “p” and the “l” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the final “e” is silent

/KRUHM-pəl/ – /ˈkɹʌm.pəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable 

 

Crush
 – For this word, the “C” is hard, and the “u” is short

/kruh-sh//kɹʌ.ʃ/ – Notice also that the “sh” ending acts as a second syllable

 

Crust
 – For this word, the “C” is hard, the “u” is short, and the final “t” is (often) stopped

– /kruhs-[t]//kɹʌs.[t]/ – Notice also that the “t” ending acts as a second syllable –

 

Crutch
 – For this word, the “C” is hard, the “u” 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)

/KRUH-ch//ˈkɹʌ.tʃ/ – Notice also that the “tch” combination acts as a separate syllable –

 

Crutches
 – For this word, the “C” is hard, the “u” 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), the “e” turns into an i-schwa, and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/KRUH-chihz//ˈkɹʌ.tʃə(ɪ)z/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Cry
 – For this word, the “C” is hard, and the “y” is pronounced like the long letter “i”

/krai//kɹaiː/ – Notice also that –

 

Crystallize
 – For this word, the “C” is hard, the “y” is pronounced like the short letter “i”, the “a” turns into a true-schwa, the “ll” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “l” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and for the “-ize” suffix – the “i” is long, and the final “e” is silent (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/KRIHS-təl-aiz//ˈkrɪs.tə.laiːz/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

 

 

( American English Pronunciation – Letter C ) –


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