– American English Pronunciation–

– ( Letter E:  Ep ) –


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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.

Ep

 

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

 

Epi-
 – For this prefix, the “E” is short, and the “i” (when added to any word) is an i-schwa

/EH-pih//ˈɛ.pə(ɪ)/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Epidemic
 – For this word, the “E” is short, the first “i” is an i-schwa, the second “e” is short, 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)

/eh-pih-DEH-mih[k]//ɛ.pə(ɪ)ˈdɛ.mə(ɪ)[k]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

 

Epidermal
 – For this word, the “E” is short, the “i” is an i-schwa, the second “e” disappears, 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-pih-D’R-məl//ɛ.pə(ɪ).ˈdɚ.məl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

 

Epidermis
 – For this word, the “E” is short, the “i” is an i-schwa, the second “e” disappears, and the second “i” is an i-schwa

/eh-pih-D’R-mihs//ɛ.pə(ɪ).ˈdɚ.mə(ɪ)s/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

 

Epidural
 – For this word, the “E” is short, the “i” is an i-schwa, the “u” disappears, 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-pih-D’R-əl//ɛ.pə(ɪ).ˈdɚ.əl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

 

Epiphany
 – For this word, the “E” turns into an i-schwa, the “i” 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 an i-schwa, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/ih-PIH-fih-nee/ – /ə(ɪ).ˈpɪ.fə(ɪ).niː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable –

 

Episode
 – For this word, the “E” is short, the “i” is an i-schwa, the “o” is long, the “d” is a flap-d but is (often) stopped, and the “e” is silent

/EH-pih-soh[d]//ˈɛpə(ɪ).soɾ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Epitome
 – For this word, the “E” turns into a true-schwa, the “i” is short, the “t” turns into a flap-d, the “o” turns into a true-schwa, and the final “e” is long

/ə-PIH-də-mee/ – /ə.ˈpɪ.ɾə.miː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable –

 

– ( American English Pronunciation – Letter E ) –


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