– American English Pronunciation–

– ( Letter E:  Ei ) –


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.

Ei

 

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

 

Eiffel
– For this word, the “Ei” combination is pronounced like the “igh” combination, the “ff” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “f”, and the “e” turns into a true-schwa

/IGH-fəl//ˈʌiː.fəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Eight
– For this word, the “Ei” combination is pronounced like the Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, the “gh” combination is silent, and the final “t” is (often) stopped

/ay[t]//eiː[t]/ – Notice also that the “t” ending (when not stopped) acts as a second syllable

 

Eighteen
– For this word, the “Ei” combination is pronounced like the Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, the “gh” combination causes a guttural stop, and for the “teen” suffix – the “ee” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “e” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue) & (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/ay’-TEEN//eiːʔ.ˈtiːn/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Eighth
– For this word, the “Ei” combination is pronounced like the Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, the “gh” combination causes a slight guttural stop, there is a phatom stopped “t” in-between the “gh” and the “th” combination, and the “th” combination is un-voiced

/AY‘-[t]th//ˈeiːʔ.[t]θ/ – Notice that the “[t]th” ending acts as a second syllable and that the “th” ending acts as a second syllable

 

Eighties
– For this word, the “Ei” combination is pronounced like the Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, the “gh” combination is silent, the “t” (usually) turns into a flap-d, the “ie” combination is pronounced like the 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”

/AY-deez//ˈeiː.ɾiːz/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Eighty
– For this word, the “Ei” combination is pronounced like the Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, the “gh” combination is silent, the “t” is a flap-t, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/AY-dee//ˈeiː.ɾiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Eighty-Eight
– For this word, the first “Ei” combination is pronounced like the Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, the first “gh” combination is silent, the “t” is a flap-t, the “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, the second “Ei” combination is pronounced like the Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, the second “gh” combination is silent, and the final “t” is (usually) stopped

/ay-dee-AY-[t]//eiː.ɾiː.ˈeiː.[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable and that the “t” ending (when not stopped) acts as a separate syllable

 

Einstein
– For this word, both the first and second “Ei” combinations are both pronounced simply like the single long letter “i”

/AIN-stain//ˈaiːn.staiːn/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Eisenhower
– For this name, the “Ei” combination is pronounced like the “igh” combination, the “s” is pronounced like the letter “z”, the second “e” turns into an i-schwa, the “h” is pronounced, the “ow” combination is pronounced like in the word, “how” or “now” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and for the “-er” suffix – the “e” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/IGH-zihn-how-‘r//ˈʌiː.zə(ɪ)n.hau.ɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Either
– For this word, the “Ei” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “e” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “th” combination is voiced, and for the “-er” suffix – the “e” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/EE-th’r//ˈiː.ðɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

– ( American English Pronunciation – Letter E ) –


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