– American English Pronunciation–

– ( Letter D:  Ds, Dt, Du ) –


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Dd

 

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

 

Dt

 

Du

Due
 – For this word, the “ue” combination is pronounced like the long letter “u”

/doo//du/

 

Dull
 – For this word, the “u” is short

– /duhl/ – /dʌl/ –

 

Dump
 – For this word, the “u” is short, and the final “p” is (often) stopped

/duhm-[p]//dʌm.[p]/ – Notice also that the “p” ending (when not stopped) acts like a second syllable

 

Dumped
 – For this word, the “u” is short, the “p” is (usually) stopped, and since the root-word ends with the letter “p” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent, and the final “d” is pronounced like the letter “t”

/duhm[p]-t//dʌm[p].t/ – Notice also and that the “t” ending acts as a second syllable

 

Duplicate (noun)
.– For this word, the “u” is long, the “i” is an i-schwa, the “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)

– /DOOP-lih-kay-ding//ˈdu.plə(ɪ).kə(ɪ)[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

 

Duplicate (verb)
– For this word, the “u” is long, the “i” is an i-schwa, the “c” is hard, and for the “-ate” suffix – the “a” is a True Long “A”, 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)

– /DOOP-lih-kay-ding//ˈdu.plə(ɪ).kə(ɪ)[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

 

Duplicating
 – For this word, the “u” is long, the “i” is an i-schwa, the “c” is hard, the “a” is a True Long “A”, the “t” 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)

– /DOOP-lih-kay-ding//ˈdu.plə(ɪ).keiː.ɾɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

 

Durable
 – For this word, the “u” disappears, and for the “-able” suffix – the “a” turns into a u-schwa, there is a phantom-schwa in-between the “b” and the “l” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next), and the final “e” is silent (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

– /D’R-uh-bəl//ˈdəɹ.ə(ʌ).bəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

 

During
 – For this word, the “u” disappears, 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)

/D’R-ing//ˈdɚ.ɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Dust
 – For this word, the “u” is short

/duh-st//dʌ.st/ – Notice also that the “st” ending (even when the “t” is stopped) acts as a second syllable

 

Duties
 – For this word, the “u” is long, the “t” is a flap-t, 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 final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/DOO-deez/ – /ˈdu.ɾiːz/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

 

Duty
 – For this word, the “u” is long, the “t” is a flap-t, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/DOO-dee/ – /ˈdu.ɾiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

 

 

 

– ( American English Pronunciation – Letter D ) –


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