– American English Pronunciation–

– ( Letter E:  Ea ) –


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.

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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.

 


Ea

 

Ec . Ed . Ef . Eg . Ei . El . Em . En . Ep . Eq . Er . Es . Et . Eu . Ev . Ex . Ey

 

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]/ –

 

– ( American English Pronunciation – Letter E ) –


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