– American English Pronunciation–

– ( Letter E:  Em ) –


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.

 


Em

 

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

 

E-Mail
 – For this word, the “E” is long, and the “ai” combination is pronounced like the Long “A” / Short “I” Diphthong (this is due to the placement of the letter “l” directly after it)

– /EE-mayl//ˈiː-meɪl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Embarrass
 – For this word, the “E” turns into an i-schwa, the first “a” is a Long “A” / Short “I” Diphthong (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), the “rr” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “r” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the second letter “a” turns into an i-schwa, and the final “ss” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “s” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/ihm-BAYR-ihs//ə(ɪ)m.ˈbeɪɹ.ə(ɪ)s/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable –

 

Embarrassed
 – For this word, the “E” turns into an i-schwa, the first “a” is a Long “A” / Short “I” Diphthong (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), the “rr” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “r” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the second “a” turns into an i-schwa, the “ss” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “s” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and since the root-word ends with the sound of the letter “s” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent, and the final “d” is pronounced like the letter “t”

/ihm-BAYR-ih-st/ – /ə(ɪ)mˈbeɪɹ.ə(ɪ).st/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable and that the “st” ending acts as a fourth syllable

 

Embarrassing
 – For this word, the “E” turns into an i-schwathe first “a” is a Long “A” / Short “I” Diphthong, the “rr” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “r” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the second “a” turns into an i-schwa, the “ss” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “s” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the “-ing” suffix is pronounced like in the word “sing” or “ring” (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/ihm-BAYR-ih-sing//ə(ɪ)mˈbeɪɹ.ə(ɪ).sɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable –

 

Embarrassment
 – For this word, the “E” turns into an i-schwathe first “a” is a Long “A” / Short “I” Diphthong (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), the “rr” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “r” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the second “a” turns into an i-schwa, the “ss” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “s” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and for the “-ment” 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)

/ihm-BAYR-ihs-mihn[t]//ə(ɪ)mˈbeɪɹ.ə(ɪ)s.mə(ɪ)n[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable –

 

Embassy
 – For this word, the “E” is short, the “a” turns into a true-schwa, the “ss” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “s” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/EHM-bə-see/ – /ˈɛm.bə.siː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

 

Embedded
.– For this word, the “E” turns into an i-schwa, the second “e” is short, the “dd” combination is pronounced like the single flap-d (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “e” of the “-ed” ending turns into an i-schwa, and the final “d” is a flap-d but is (usually) stopped

/ihm-BEH-dih[d]//ə(ɪ)m.ˈbɛ.ɾə(ɪ)[ɾ]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Ember
 – For this word, the “E” is short, and for the “-er” suffix – the “e” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

– /EHM-b’r//ˈɛm.bɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the the first syllable

 

Embezzlement
 – For this word, the “E” turns into an a true-schwa, the second “e” is short, the “zz” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “z”(this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), there is a phantom-schwa in-between the “z” and the “l” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the third “e” is silent, and for the “-ment” 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)

/əm-BEH-zəl-mihn[t]//əm.ˈbɛ.zəl.mə(ɪ)n[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Embrace
 – For this word, the “E” turns into an i-schwa, the “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, the “c” is soft, and the final “e” is silent

/ihm-BRAYS/ – /ə(ɪ)m.ˈbɹeiːs/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable –

 

Emerald
 – For this word, the “E” is short, the second “e” disappears, the “a” turns into a true-schwa, and the final “d” is a flap-d but is (often) stopped

/EHM-rəl[d]/ – /ˈɛm.ɹəl[ɾ]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

 

Emerge
 – For this word, the “E” is long, the second “e” disappears, the “g” is soft, and the final “e” is silent

/ee-M’Rdʒ//iː.ˈmɚdʒ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable –

 

Emerged
 – For this word, the “E” is long, the second “e” disappears, the “g” is soft, and since the root-word ends with the sound of the soft letter “g” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent, and the final “d” is pronounced like the letter “d”

/ee-M’R-tʒ-d//iː.ˈmɚ.tʒ.d/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable –

 

Emergency
 – For this word, the “E” is long, the second “e” disappears, the “g” is soft, the third “e” turns into an i-schwa, the “c” is soft, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/ee-M’R-dʒihn-see//iː.ˈmɚ.dʒə(ɪ)n.siː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable –

 

Emerging
 – For this word, the “E” is long, the second “e” disappears, the first “g” is soft, and the “-ing” suffix is pronounced like in the word “sing” or “ring” (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/ee-M’R-dʒing//iː.ˈmɚ.dʒɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable –

 

Emigrate
 – For this word, the “E” is short, the “i” is an i-schwa, the “g” 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-mih-gray[t]/ – /ˈɛ.mə(ɪ).gɹe[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

 

Emirates
 – For this word, the “E” is short, the “i” turns into a true-schwa, and for the “-ate” suffix – the “a” turns into an i-schwa, the “t” is (often) stopped, and the final “e” is silent (this is one of two standard pronunciations of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/EH-mə-rih-ts//ˈɛ.mə.ɹə(ɪ).ts/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “ts” ending acts as a fourth syllable –

 

Emit
 – For this word, the “E” is long, the “i” is short, and the final “t” is (often) stopped

– /ee-MIH[T]//iː.ˈmɪ[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable –

 

Emotion
 – For this word, the “E” is long, the first “o” is long, 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)

/ee-MOH-shin//iː.ˈmo.ʃə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable –

 

Emotional
 – For this word, the “E” is long, the first “o” is long, 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)

/ee-MOH-shihn-əl/ – /iː.ˈmo.ʃə(ɪ)n.əl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable –

 

Empathetic
 – For this word, the “E” is short, the “a” turns into a true-schwa, the “th” combination is un-voiced, the second “e” is short, the “t” is a flap-t, 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)

/ehm-puh-THEH-dih[k]//ˌɛm.pə(ʌ).ˈθɛ.ɾə(ɪ)[k]/ – Notice also that there is a minor stress on the first syllable and that the major stress is on the third syllable

 

Empathy
 – For this word, the “E” is short, the “a” turns into a true-schwa, the “th” combination is un-voiced, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/EHM-puh-thee//ˈɛm.pə.θiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Emphasis
.– For this word, the “E” is short, the “ph” combination is pronounced like the letter “f” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “a” turns into a u-schwa, and for the “-sis” suffix – the “i” is an i-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/EHM-fuh-sihs//ˈɛm.fə(ʌ).sə(ɪ)s/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Emphasize
– For this word, the “E” is short, the “ph” combination is pronounced like the single letter “f” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “a” turns into a u-schwa, and for the “-ize” suffix – the “i” is long, and the final “e” is silent (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/EHM-fuh-saiz//ˈɛm.fə(ʌ).saiːz/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Empire
 – For this word, the “E” is short, and for the “-ire” suffix – the “i” is pronounced like the “igh” combination, there is a phantom consonant letter “y” in-between the “i” and the “r” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next), and the “e” is silent (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/EHM-pigh-yr//ˈɛm.pʌiː.jɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Employ
 – For this word, the “E” turns into an i-schwa, and the “oy” combination is pronounced like in the word “boy” or “toy” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

– /ihm-PLOY//ə(ɪ)m.ˈploiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable –

 

Employee
 – For this word, the “E” turns into an i-schwa, the “o” is pronounced like the “oy” combination, there is a phantom consonant letter “y” in-between the “y” and the “ee” combination (this is a product of the transition from one vowel sound to another), and the “ee” combination is pronounced like the long letter “e” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

– /ihm-PLOY-yee//ə(ɪ)m.ˈploiː.jiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable – 

 

Employees
 – For this word, the “E” turns into an i-schwa, the “oy” combination is pronounced like in the word “toy” or “boy” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), there is a phantom consonant letter “y” in-between the “y” and the “ee” combination (this is a product of the transition from one vowel sound to another), the “ee” 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”

– /ihm-PLOY-yeez//ə(ɪ)m.ˈploiː.jiːz/ –Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable –

Employer
 – For this word, the “E” turns into an i-schwa, the “oy” combination is pronounced like in the word “toy” or “boy” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), there is a phantom consonant letter “y” in-between the “y” and the “e” (this is a product of the transition from one vowel sound to another), and for the “-er” suffix – the “e” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/ihm-PLOY-yr//ə(ɪ)m.ˈploiː.jɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable –

 

Employers
 – For this word, the “E” turns into an i-schwa, the “oy” combination is pronounced like in the word “toy” or “boy” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), there is a phantom consonant “y” in-between the “y” and the “e” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to another), and for the “-er” suffix – the “e” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue), and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/ihm-PLOY-yr-z//ə(ɪ)m.ˈploiː.jɚ.z/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable and that the “z” ending acts as a fourth syllable –

 

Employment
 – For this word, the “E” turns into an i-schwa, the “oy” combination is pronounced like in the word “toy” or “boy” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and for the “-ment” 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)

/ihm-PLOY-min[t]//ə(ɪ)m.ˈploiː.mə(ɪ)n[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable –

 

Empty
 – For this word, the “E” is short, the “p” is (usually) stopped, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/EHM[P]-tee//ˈɛm[p].tiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

– ( American English Pronunciation – Letter E ) –


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