– American English Pronunciation–

– ( Letter E:  Ed, Ec, Ef ) –


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

 

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

 

Edge
 – For this word, the “E” is short, the “dg” combination is pronounced simply like the single soft letter “g”, and the final “e” is silent

/eh-dʒ/ – /ɛ.dʒ/ – Notice also that the soft “g” ending acts as a second syllable –

 

Edinburgh
 – For this word, the “E” is short, the “d” is a flap-d, the “i” is an i-schwa, the “u” disappears, the “gh” combination is silent, and there is a phantom u-schwa at the end of the word

/EH-dihn-b’r-uh//ˈɛ.ɾə(ɪ)n.bɚ.ə(ʌ)/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Edit
 – For this word, the “E” is short, the “d” is a “flap-d”, the “i” is an i-schwa, and the final “t” is (usually) stopped

/EH-dih[t]//ˈɛ.ɾə(ɪ)[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Edited
 – For this word, the “E” is short, the “d” is a “flap-d”, the “i” is an i-schwa, and the “e” of the “-ed” ending is an i-schwa, and the final “d” is a flap-d but is (usually) stopped

/EH-dih-tih[d]//ˈɛ.ɾə(ɪ).tə(ɪ)[ɾ]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Edition
 – For this word, the “E” turns into a true-schwa, the first “i” is short, 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)

/ə-DIH-shihn/ – /ə.ˈdɪ.ʃə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable –

 

Editor
 – For this word, the “E” is short, the “d” is a flap-d, the “i” is an i-schwa, and the “o” disappears

/EH-dih-t’r/ – /ˈɛ.ɾə(ɪ).tɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

 

Educate
 – For this word, the “E” is short, the “d” is pronounced like a soft “g” (this is due to the placement of the letter “u” directly after it), the “u” turns into a true-schwa, the “c” is hard, 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)

– /EH-dʒə-kay[t]//ˈɛ.dʒə.ke[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

 

Educated
 – For this word, the “E” is short, the “d” is pronounced like a soft “g” (this is due to the placement of the letter “u” directly after it), the “u” turns into a true-schwa, the “c” is hard,, 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 flap-t – the “e” of the “-ed” ending turns into an i-schwa, and the final “d” is a flap-d but is (usually) stopped

– /EH-dʒə-kay-dih[d]//ˈɛ.dʒə.ke.ɾə(ɪ)[ɾ]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

 

Education
 – For this word, the “E” is short, the “d” is pronounced like the soft letter “g” (this is due to the placement of the letter “u” directly after it), the “u” turns into an true-schwa, the “c” is hard, 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)

– /eh-dʒə-KAY-shihn//ɛ.dʒə.ˈkeiː.ʃə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable –

 

Educational
 – For this word, the “E” is short, the “d” is pronounced like the soft letter “g” (this is due to the placement of the letter “u” directly after it), the “u” turns into an true-schwa, the “c” is hard, the “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, 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), and for the “-al” suffix – the “a” turns into a true-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

– /eh-dʒə-KAY-shih-nəl//ɛ.dʒə.ˈkeiː.ʃə(ɪ).nəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable –

 

Ef

 

Effect
 – For this word, the “E” turns into a true-schwa, the “ff” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “f” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the second “e” is short, and the “c” is hard but is (often) stopped

– /ə-FEH[K]-t/ – /ə.ˈfɛ[k].t/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable –

 

Effective
 – For this word, the “E” turns into a true-schwa, the “ff” combination is pronounced like the single letter “f” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the second “e” is short, the “c” is hard but is (usually) stopped, the “i” is an i-schwa, and the final “e” is silent

/ə-FEH[K]-tihv/ – /ə.ˈfɛ[k].tə(ɪ)v/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable –

 

Effectively
 – For this word, the “E” turns into a true-schwa, the “ff” combination is pronounced like the single letter “f” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the second “e” is short, the “c” is hard but is (often) stopped, the “i” is an i-schwa, the third “e” is silent, and for the “-ly” suffix – the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/ə-FEH[K]-tihv-lee/ – /ə.ˈfɛk.tə(ɪ)v.liː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable –

 

Effectiveness
 – For this word, the “E” turns into a true-schwa, the “ff” combination is pronounced like the single letter “f” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the second “e” is short, the “c” is hard but is (usually) stopped, 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), and and for the “-ness” suffix – the “e” turns into an i-schwa, and the “ss” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “s” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue) & (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix combination in The Common Tongue)

/ə-FEH[K]-tihv-nihs/ – /ə.ˈfɛ[k].tə(ɪ)v.nə(ɪ)s/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable –

 

Efficiency
 – For this word, for this word, the “E” turns into a true-schwa, the “ff” combination is pronounced like the single letter “f” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “i” is short, the “ci” combination is pronounced like the un-voiced “sh” combination, the “e” turns into an i-schwa, the second “c” is soft, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/ə-FIH-shin-see//ə.ˈfɪ.ʃə(ɪ)n.siː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable –

 

Efficient
 – For this word, the “E” turns into a true-schwa, the “ff” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “f” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “i” is short, the “ci” combination is pronounced like the un-voiced “sh” combination, and for the “-ent” 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)

– /ə-FIH-shihn-[t]//ə.ˈfɪ.ʃə(ɪ)n.[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable and that the “t” ending (when not stopped) acts as a fourth syllable

 

Effort
 – For this word, the “E” is short, the “ff” is pronounced simply like the single letter “f” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “o” disappears, and the final “t” is (often) stopped

– /EH-f’r-[t]//ˈɛ.fɚ.[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “t” ending (when not stopped) acts as a third syllable

 

Efforts
 – For this word, the “E” is short, the “ff” is pronounced simply like the single letter “f” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the “o” disappears

– /EH-f’r-ts//ˈɛ.fɚ.ts/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “ts” ending acts as a third syllable

 

– ( American English Pronunciation – Letter E ) –


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