– American English Pronunciation–

– ( Letter D: Dm, Dn, Do ) –


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.

 


Dd

 

Da – Dc . Dd – Df . Dg – Di . Dj – Dl . Dn . Do . Dp – Dr . Ds – Du . Dv – Dz

 

Dm

 

Do

Do
 – For this word, the “o” is pronounced like the long letter “u”

/doo//du/

 

Doctor
 – For this word, the first “o” is short, the “c” is hard but is (often) stopped, and for the “-or” suffix – the “o” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/DAH[K]-t’r//ˈdɑ[k].tɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Document
.– For this word,  the “o” is short, the “c” is hard, the “u” is pronounced like the pronoun “you”, and for the “-ment” suffix – the “e” turns into an i-schwa, and the final “t” is (often) stopped (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/DAH-kyoo-mihn[t]//ˈdɑ.kju.mə(ɪ)n[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “t” ending (when not stopped) acts as a fourth syllable

 

Documentaries
 – For this word, the “o” is short, the “c” is hard, the “u” is pronounced like the pronoun “you”, the “e” is short, the “t” is pronounced like the “ch” combination, the “a” disappears, the “ie” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “e” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

– /dah-kyou-MEHN-chreez//ˌdɑ.kju.ˈmɛn.tʃɹiːz/ – Notice also that there is a minor stress on the first syllable and that the major stress is on the third syllable –

 

Documentary
 – For this word, the “o” is short, the “c” is hard, the “u” is pronounced like the pronoun “you”, the “e” is short, the “t” is pronounced like the “ch” combination, the “a” disappears, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

– /dah-kyou-MEHN-chree//ˌdɑ.kju.ˈmɛn.tʃɹiː/ – Notice also that there is a minor stress on the first syllable and that the major stress is on the third syllable –

 

Documentation
 – For this word, the “o” is short, the “c” is hard, the “u” is pronounced like the pronoun “you”, the “e” turns into an i-schwathe “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)

– /dah-kyou-mihn-TAY-shihn//dɑ.kju.mə(ɪ)n.ˈteiː.ʃə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the fourth syllable –

 

Documents
 – For this word, the “o” is short, the “c” is hard, the “u” is pronounced like the pronoun “you”, and for the “-ment” suffix – the “e” turns into an i-schwa

– /DAH-kyou-mihn-ts//ˈdɑ.kju.mə(ɪ)n.ts/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “ts” ending acts as a fourth syllable

 

Does
 – For this word, the “oe” combination is pronounced like the short letter “u”, and the final “s” is pronounced like the letter “z”

– /duhz//dʌz/

 

Doesn’t
 – For this word, the “oe” combination is pronounced like the short letter “u”, the “s” is pronounced like the letter “z”, and the final “t” is (usually) stopped

– /DUH-zihn-[t]//ˈdʌ.zə(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

 

Dog
 – For this word, the “o” is pronounced like the “aw” combination, and the final “g” is (sometimes) stopped

/daw[g]//dɔ[g]/

 

Dollar
 – For this word, the “o” 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), and the “a” disappears

– /DAH-l’r//ˈdɑ.lɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

 

Dollars
 – For this word, the “o” 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 “a” disappears, and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/DAH-l’r-z//ˈdɑ.lɚ.z/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “z” ending acts as a third syllable

 

Dollop
 – For this word, the first “o” 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 “o” turns into a u-schwa, and the final “p” is (often) stopped

/DAH-luh[p]//ˈdɑ.lə(ʌ)[p]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

 

Dome
 – For this word, the “o” is long, and the final “e” is silent

/dohm//dom/

 

Domestic
 – For this word, the “o” turns into a true-schwa, the “e” is short, the “i” is an i-schwa, and the final “c” is hard

/də-MEHS-tih[k]//də.ˈmɛs.tə(ɪ)[k]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable –

 

Dominance
.– For this word, the “o” is short, the “i” is an i-schwa, and for the “-ance” suffix – the “a” turns into an i-schwa, the “c” is soft, and the “e” is silent (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/DAH-mih-nihn-s//ˈdɑ.mə(ɪ).nə(ɪ)n.s/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Dominate
.– For this word, the “o” is short, the “i” is an i-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)

/DAH-mih-nay[t]//ˈdɑ.mə(ɪ).ne[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Door
 – For this word, the “oo” combination is pronounced like the single long letter “o” (this is NOT the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/dohr//doɹ/

 

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

/dah[t]//dɑ[t]/

 

Double
 – For this word, the “ou” combination is pronounced like the short letter “u”, 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

– /DUH-bəl//ˈdʌ.bəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

 

Doubled
 – For this word, the “ou” combination is pronounced like the short letter “u”, there is a phantom-schwa in-between the “b” and the “l”, and since the root-word ends with the sound of the letter “l” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent, and the final “d” is a flap-d but is (often) stopped

– /DUH-bəl-[d]/ – /ˈdʌ.bəl.[d]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “d” ending (when not stopped) acts as a third syllable

 

Doubles
 – For this word, the “ou” combination is pronounced like the short letter “u”, 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), the “e” is silent, and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

– /DUH-bəl-z//ˈdʌ.bəl.z/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “z” ending acts as a third syllable

 

Doubt
 – For this word, the “ou” combination is pronounced like the “ow” combination, the “b” is silent, and the final “t” is (often) stopped

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

 

Doubting
 – For this word, the “ou” combination is pronounced like the “ow” combination, the “b” is silent, 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)

– /DOW-ding/ˈdau.ɾɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

 

Doubts
 – For this word, the “ou” combination is pronounced like the “ow” combination, and the “b” is silent

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

 

Doughnut
 – For this word, the “ough” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “o”, the second “u” is short, and the final “t” is (usually) stopped

/DOH-nuh[t]/ – /ˈdo.nʌ[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

 

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

/down//dɑun/

 

Download
 – For this word, the “ow” is pronounced like in the word “how” and “now” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “oa” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “o” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the final “d” is a flap-d but is (often) stopped

– /DOWN-loh[d]//ˈdaun.lo[ɾ]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

 

Downloading
 – For this word, the “ow” is pronounced like in the word “how” and “now” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “oa” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “o” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the second “d” is a flap-d, 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)

– /DOWN-loh-ding//ˈdaun.lo.ɾɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

 

Downsizing
 – For this word, 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 first “i” is 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)

/DOWN-sai-zing//ˈdɑun.saiː.zɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Downstairs
.– For this word, the “ow” is pronounced like in the word “how” and “now” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “ai” combination is pronounced like theLong “A” / Short “I” Diphthong (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z” 

/down-STAYR-z//dɑun.ˈsteɪɹ.z/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable –

 

Downtown
 – For this word, the first “ow” combination is pronounced like in the word “how” and “now” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the second “ow” combination is pronounced like in the word “how” and “now” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue) 

/down-town//dɑun.tɑun/ – Notice also that there is no discernible word-stress –

 

Downturn
 – This word is pronounced like two separate words, the “ow” combination is pronounced like in the word “how” and “now” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the “u” disappears

/DOWN-t’rn//ˈdɑun.tɚn/

 

Downward
 – For this word, the “ow” is pronounced like in the word “how” and “now” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and for the “-ward” suffix, the “a” disappears, and the final “d” is a flap-d but is (often) stopped (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/DOWN-w’r-[d]//ˈdɑun.wɚ.[ɾ]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “d” ending (when not stopped) acts as a third syllable –

 

Downwards
 – For this word, the “ow” is pronounced like in the word “how” and “now” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and for the “-ward” suffix, the “a” disappears, and the final “d” is a flap-d but is (often) stopped (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue), and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/DOWN-w’r-dz//ˈdɑun.wɚ.ɾz/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “dz” ending acts as a third syllable –

 

Dozen
 – For this word, the “o” is pronounced like the short letter “u”, and for the “-en” suffix – the “e” turns into an i-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/DUH-zihn//ˈdʌ.zə(ɪ)n/ –Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

 

 

– ( American English Pronunciation – Letter D ) –


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