– American English Pronunciation–

– ( Letter E:  Er ) –


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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.

Er

 

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

 

Era
– For this word, the “E” is pronounced like the Long “A” / Short “I” Diphthong (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), and the “a” turns into a u-schwa

/AYR-uh//ˈeɪɹ.ə(ʌ)/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Erasable
.– For this word, the “E” is long, the first “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, and for the “-able” suffix – the “a” turns into a u-schwa, there is a phantom-schwa in-between the “b” and the “l” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next), and the final “e” is silent (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/ee-RAY-suh.bəl//iː.ˈɹeiː.sə(ʌ).bəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Eraser
– For this word, the “E” is long, the first “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, and for the “-er” suffix – the “e” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/ee-RAY-s’r//iː.ˈɹeiː.sɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Erode
– For this word, the “E” is long, the “o” is long, the “d” is a flap-d but is (often) stopped, and the final “e” is silent

/ee-ROH[D]//iː.ˈɹo[ɾ]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Eroded
– For this word, the “E” is long, the “o” is long, the “d” is a flap-d but is (often) stopped, the “e” of the “-ed” ending turns into an i-schwa, and the final “d” is a flap-d but is (often) stopped

/ee-ROH-dih[d]//iː.ˈɹoɾə(ɪ)[ɾ]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Errand
– For this word, the “E” is pronounced like the Long “A” / Short “I” Diphthong (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), the “rr” combination is pronounced like the single letter “r” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “a” turns into an i-schwa, the “d” is (often) stopped

/AYR-ihn-[d]//ˈeɪɹ.ə(ɪ)n.[d]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “d” ending (when not stopped) acts as a third syllable

 

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

/AYR-ihn-[d]z//ˈeɪɹ.ə(ɪ)n.[d]z/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “dz” ending acts as a third syllable

 

Errant
 – For this word, the “E” is pronounced like the 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), and for the “-ant” suffix” – the “a” turns into an i-schwa, and the final “t” is (often) stopped (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/AYR-ihn-[t]//ˈeɪɹ.ə(ɪ)n.[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “t” ending (when not stopped) acts as a separate syllable

 

Erratic
– For this word, the “E” turns into a true-schwa, 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 “a” 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)

/ə--dih[k]//ə.ˈɹæ.ɾə(ɪ)[k]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Error
– For this word, the “E” is pronounced like the 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”, and the “o” disappears

/AYR-r’r//ˈeɪɹ.ɹɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

– ( American English Pronunciation – Letter E ) –


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