– American English Pronunciation–

– ( Letter E:  Eq ) –


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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.

Eq

 

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

 

Equal
– For this word, the “E” is long, the “qu” combination is pronounced like the “kw” combination (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination 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-kwəl//ˈiː.kwəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Equality
– For this word, the “E” is long, the “qu” combination is pronounced like the “kw” combination (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “a” is pronounced like the “aw” combination, and for the “-ity” suffix – the “i” turns into an i-schwa, the “t” is a flap-t, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e” (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/ee-KWAWL-ih-dee//iː.ˈkwɔl.ə(ɪ).ɾiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Equally
– For this word, the “E” is long, the “qu” combination is pronounced like the “kw” combination (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “a” turns into a true-schwa, the “ll” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “l” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and for the “-ly” suffix – the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/EE-kwə-lee//ˈiː.kwə.liː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Equals
– For this word, the “E” is long, the “qu” combination is pronounced like a “kw” combination (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), for the “-al” suffix – the “a” turns into a true-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue), and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/EE-kwəlz//ˈiː.kwəlz/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Equipment
– For this word, the “E” is long, the “qu” combination is pronounced like a “kw” combination (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “i” is short, the “p” is (usually) stopped, 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)

/ee-KWIH[P]-mihn[t]//iː.ˈkwɪ[p].mə(ɪ)n[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Equipped
– For this word, the “E” is long, the “qu” combination is pronounced like the “kw” combination (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “i” is short, the “pp” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “p” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue) but is (often) stopped, and since the root-word ends with the letter “p” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent and the final “d” is pronounced like the letter “t”

/ee-KWIH[P]-t//iː.ˈkwɪ[p].t/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable and that the “t” ending acts as a third syllable

 

Equity
– For this word, the “E” is short, the “qu” combination is pronounced like the “kw” combination (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “i” is an i-schwa, the “t” is a flap-t, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/EH-kwih-dee//ˈɛ.kwɪ.ɾiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Equivalent
– For this word, the “E” is long, the “qu” combination is pronounced like the “kw” combination (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “i” is short, the “a” turns into a u-schwa, and for the “-ent” 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)

/ee-KWIH-vuh-lihn[t]//iː.ˈkwɪ.və(ʌ).lə(ɪ)n[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

– ( American English Pronunciation – Letter E ) –


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