– American English Pronunciation–

– ( Letter E:  Et ) –


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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.

 


Et

 

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

 

Etc.
– For this abbreviation, we pronounce it as if it was the entire word:

/eh[t]-SEH-d’r-uh//ɛ[t].ˈsɛ.ɾɚ.ə(ʌ)/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Etching
– For this word, the “E” is short, and the “tch” combination is pronounced simply like the “ch” combination (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 for this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/EH-ching//ˈɛ.tʃɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Ethical
– For this word, the “E” is short, the “th” combination is un-voiced, and for the “-ic” suffix – the “i” is an i-schwa, and the final “c” is hard (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)

/EH-thih-kəl//ˈɛ.θə(ɪ).kəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Ethics
– For this word, the “E” is short, the “th” combination is un-voiced, and for the “-ic” suffix – the “i” is an i-schwa, and the final “c” is hard (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/EH-thih-ks//ˈɛ.θə(ɪ).ks/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “ks” ending acts as a third syllable

 

Ethiopia
– For this word, the “E” is long, the “th” is un-voiced, the first “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, there is a phnatom consonant letter “y” in-between the “i” and the “o” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next), the “o” is long, the second “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, there is a phnatom consonant letter “y” in-between the “i” and the “a” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next), and the final “a” is pronounced like the short letter “u”

/ee-thee-YOH-pee-yuh//iː.θiː.ˈjo.piː.jʌ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

 

Ethiopian
– For this word, the “E” is long, the “th” is un-voiced, the first “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, there is a phnatom consonant letter “y” in-between the “i” and the “o” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next), the “o” is long, the second “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, there is a phnatom consonant letter “y” in-between the “i” and the “a” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next), and the “a” turns into an i-schwa

/ee-thee-YOH-pee-yihn//iː.θiː.ˈjo.piː.jə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

 

Etiquette
– For this word, the “E” is short, the “t” is a flap-t, the “i” is an i-schwa, the “qu” combination is pronounced like the letter “k” (this is NOT the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “second “e” turns into an i-schwa, the “tt” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “t” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), but is (usually) stopped, and the final “e” is silent

/EH-dih-kih[t]//ˈɛ.ɾə(ɪ).kə(ɪ)[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

– ( American English Pronunciation – Letter E ) –


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