– American English Pronunciation–

– ( Letter E:  Ea, Eb, Ec ) –


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.

Ee

 

Eb . Ec . Ed – Ef . Eg – Ei . Ej – El . Em – Eo . Ep – Er . Es – Eu . Ev – Ez

 

E
 – The name of the letter “E” is pronounced simply as the long letter “e”

– /ee/ – //

 

Each
 – For this word, the “Ea” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “e”

/ee-ch/ – /iː.tʃ/ – Notice also that the “ch” ending acts as a second syllable –

 

Ear
 – For this word, the “Ea” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “e”

/EE-‘r/ – /ˈiː.ɚ/ – Notice also that the “r” ending acts as a second syllable (this is due to the natural progression from the vowel to the “r” sound)

 

Early
 – For this word, the “Ea” combination disappears, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

– /’R-lee//ˈɚ.liː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

 

Earn
 – For this word, the “Ea” combination disappears

/‘rn/ – /ɚn/ –

 

Earned
 – For this word, the “Ea” combination disappears, and since the root-word ends with the letter “n” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent, and the final “d” is (sometimes) stopped

– /’rn-[d]/ – /ɚn.[d]– Notice also that the “d” ending (when not stopped) acts as a second syllable –

 

Earning
 – For this word, the “Ea” combination disappears, and the “-ing” suffix is pronounced like in the word “sing” or “ring” (this is the standard pronunciation for this suffix in The Common Tongue)

– /’R-ning//ˈɚrn.ɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

 

Earnings
 – For this word, the “Ea” combination disappears, the “-ing” combination is pronounced like in the word “sing” or “ring” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

– /’R-nihŋz//ˈɚ.nɪŋz/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

 

Earth
 – For this word, the “Ea” combination disappears, and the “th” combination is un-voiced

– /’rth//ɚθ/

 

Earthquake
 – For this word, the “Ea” combination disappears, the “th” is un-voiced, the “qu” combination sounds like the “kw” combination, the “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, the “k” is (often) stopped, and the final “e” is silent

– /’RTH-kway[k]//ˈɚθ.kweiː[k]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

 

Ease
 – For this word, the “Ea” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “e”, the “s” is pronounced like the letter “z”, and the final “e” is silent

– /eez//iːz/

 

Easier
 – For this word, the “Ea” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “e”, the “s” is pronounced like the letter “z”, the “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, and for the “-er” suffix – the “e” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

– /EE-zee-’r/ – /ˈiː.ziː.ɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

 

Easily
 – For this word, the “Ea” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “e”, the “s” is pronounced like the letter “z”, and for the “-ily” suffix – the “i” is an i-schwa, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e” (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/EE-zih-lee/ – /ˈiː.zə(ɪ).liː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

 

East
 – For This Word, the “Ea” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “e”, and the final “t” is (often) stopped

– /ees[t]//iːs[t]/

 

Easter
 – For this word, the “Ea” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “e”, and the second “e” disappears

/EES-t’rn/ – /ˈiːs.tɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

 

Eastern
 – For this word, the “Ea” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “e”, and for the “-ern” suffix – the “e” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/EES-t’rn/ – /ˈiːs.tɚn/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

 

Easy
 – For this word, the “Ea” combination is pronounced like the long letter “e”, the “s” is pronounced like the letter “z”, and the “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

– /EE-zee//ˈiː.ziː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

 

Eat
 – For this word, the “Ea” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “e”, and the final “t” is (often) stopped

/ee[t]/ – /iː[t]/ –

Eb

 

Ec

 

Eccentric
 – For this word, the “E” turns into an i-schwa, the first “c” is hard, the second “c” is soft, the second “e” is 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 “-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)

/ihk-SEHN-chrihk//ə(ɪ)k.ˈsɛn.tʃɹə(ɪ)k/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable –

 

Ecological
 – For this word, the “E” is long, the “c” is hard, the first “o” turns into a true-schwa, the second “o” is short, the “g” is soft, the “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)

/ee-kə-LAH-dʒih-kəl//iː.kə.ˈlɑ.dʒə(ɪ).kəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

 

Economic
 – For this word, the “E” is long, the “c” is hard, the first “o” turns into an i-schwa, the second “o” 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)

– /ee-kih-NAH-mihk/ – /iː.kə(ɪ).ˈnɑ.mə(ɪ)k/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable –

 

Economics
 – For this word, the “E” is long, the “c” is hard, the first “o” turns into an i-schwa, the second “o” 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)

– /ee-kih-NAH-mih-ks//iː.kə(ɪ).ˈnɑ.mə(ɪ).ks/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable and that the “ks” ending acts as a fifth syllable –

 

Economical
 – For this word, the “E” is long, the “c” is hard, the first “o” turns into an i-schwa, the second “o” is short, the “i” turns into an i-schwa, the next “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)

– /ee-kih-NAH-mih-kəl//iː.kə(ɪ).nɑ.mə(ɪ).kəl/  – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable  –

 

Economist
– For this word, the “E” is long, the “c” is hard, the first “o” is short, the second “o” turns into a true-schwa, and for the “-ist” suffix – the “i” is an i-schwa, and the final “t” is (often) stopped (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/ee-KAH-nə-mihs-[t]//iː.ˈkɑn.nə.mə(ɪ)s.[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable and that the “t” ending (when not stopped) acts as a separate syllable –

 

Economy
 – For this word, the “E” is long, the “c” is hard, the first “o” is short, the second “o” turns into a u-schwa, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/ee-KAH-nuh-mee//iː.ˈkɑ.nə(ʌ).miː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable –

 

Eco-Tourism
 – For this term, the “E” is long, the “c” is hard, the “o” is long, the “ou” combination is pronounced like the long letter “o”, there is a phantom letter “w” in-between the “u” and the “r” (this is a product of transitioning from one sound to the next), 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 the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/EE-ko-too-wr-ih-zəm//ˈiː.ko.tu.wɚ.ə(ɪ).zəm/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

also that the stress is on the second syllable –

 

– ( American English Pronunciation – Letter E ) –


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