– American English Pronunciation–

– ( Letter E:  Ev ) –


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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.

 


Ev

 

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

 

Evacuate
 – For this word, the “E” is long, the “a” is short, the “c” is hard, the “u” is pronounced like the pronoun “you”, the second “a” is a True Long “A”, the “t” is (often) stopped, and the final “e” is silent

/ee--kyou-ay[t]//iː.ˈvæ.kju.e[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Evacuation
 – For this word, the “E” is long, the “a” is short, the “c” is hard, the “u” is pronounced like the pronoun “you”, the second “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, 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-væ-kyou-AY-shihn//iː.væ.kju.ˈeiː.ʃə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the fourth syllable

 

Evaluate
 – For this word, the “E” is long, the “a” is short, the “u” is pronounced like the pronoun “you”, the second,, 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)

/ee-VæL-you-ay[t]/ – /iː.ˈvæl.ju.e[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable –

 

Evaluation
 – For this word, the “E” is long, the first “a” is short, the “u” is pronounced like the pronoun “you”, there is a phantom “w” in-between the “u” and the “a” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next) the second “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, 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-væl-you-WAY-shihn/ – /ee.ˌvæl.ju.ˈweiː.ʃə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that there is a minor stress on the second syllable and that the major stress is on the fourth syllable

 

Evasion
 – For this word, the “E” is long, the “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, and for the “-sion” suffix – the “si” combination is pronounced like the voiced “sh” combination, and the “o” turns into an i-schwa (this is one of two standard pronunciations of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/ee-VAY-zhihn//iː.ˈveiː.ʒə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable –

 

Eve
 – For this word, the “E” is long, and the second “e” is silent

/eev//iːv/

 

Even
 – For this word, the “E” is long, and for the “-en” suffix – the “e” turns into an i-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/EE-vihn//ˈiː.və(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Evening
 – For this word, the “E” is long, the second “e” disappears, 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)

– /EEV-ning//ˈiːv.nɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

 

Event
 – For this word, the “E” is long, the second “e” is short, and the final “t” is (often) stopped

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

 

Events
 – For this word, the “E” is long, and the second “e” is short

– /ee-VEHN-ts//iː.ˈvɛn.ts/ –Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable and that the “ts” ending acts as a third syllable

 

Eventually
 – For this word, the “E” is long, the second “e” is short, the “t” is pronounced like the “ch” combination (this is due to the placement of the letter “u” directly after it), the “u” turns into a true-schwa, and for the “-ally suffix – the “a” disappears, 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 the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e” (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

– /ee-VEHN-chə-lee//iː.ˈvɛn.tʃə.liː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable –

 

Ever
 – For this word, the “E” is short, and the second “e” disappears

– /EH-v’r//ˈɛ.vɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Every
 – For this word, the “E” is short, the second “e” disappears, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/EH-vree//ˈɛ.vɹiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Everybody
.– For this word, the “E” is short, the second “e” disappears, the “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, the “o” turns into a u-schwa, the “d” is a flap-d, and the “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

– /EHV-ree-buh-dee//ˈɛv.ɹiː.bʌ.ɾiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

 

Everyday
.– For this word, the “E” is short, the second “e” disappears, and for the “-day” suffix – the “ay” combination is pronounced like the Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/eh-vree-day//ɛ.vɹiː.deiː/ – Notice also that there is no discernible stress –

 

Everyone
.– For this word, the “E” is short, the second “e” disappears, the “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, there is a phantom letter “w” in-between the “y” and the “o”, the “o” turns into a u-schwa, and the final “e” is silent

/EH-vree-wuhn//ˈɛ.vɹiː.wə(ʌ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Everything
.– For this word, the “E” is short, the second “e” disappears, the “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, the “th” combination is un-voiced, and the 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)

/EH-vree-thing//ˈɛ.vɹiː.θɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Everywhere
.– For this word, the “E” is short, the second “e” disappears, the “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, the “wh” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “w”, the third “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 final “e” is silent

/EH-vree-wayr//ˈɛ.vɹiː.weɪɹ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

 

Evidence
 – For this word, the “E” is short, the “i” is an i-schwa, and for the “-ence” suffix – the “e” turns into an i-schwa, the “c” is soft, and the final “e” is silent (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/EH-vih-dihns//ˈɛ.və(ɪ).də(ɪ)ns/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Evil
 – For this word, the “e” is long, and the “i” turns into a true-schwa

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

 

Evolutionary
.– For this word, the “E” is short, the “o” turns into a u-schwa, the “u” 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 “-ary” suffix – the “a” is a Long “A” / Short “I” Diphthong (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e” (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/eh-voh-LOO-shih-nayr-ee//ɛ.və(ʌ).ˈlu.ʃə(ɪ).neɪɹ.iː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

 

Evolve
.– For this word, the “E” turns into an i-schwa, the “o” is short, and the final “e” is silent

/ih-VAHL-v//ə(ɪ).ˈvɑl.v/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable and that the “v” ending acts as a separate syllable

 

– ( American English Pronunciation – Letter E ) –


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