– American English Pronunciation–

– ( Letter E:  Ed ) –


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.

 


Ed

 

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

 

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 –

 

– ( American English Pronunciation – Letter E ) –


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