– American English Pronunciation–

– ( Letter E ) –


An alphabetical pronunciation guide of The Common Tongue – a.k.a. – American English Pronunciation, containing the phonetic spellings of a vast selection of common and not-so-common words in the English language, with more added daily.

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.


Ee

 

Ea – Ec . Ed – Ef . Eg – Ei . Ek . El . Em – Eo . Ep – Er . Es – Eu . Ev – Ez

 

Ek

 

El

 

Elbow
 – For this word, “E” is short, and the “ow” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “o” (the “w” does not affect the pronunciation of the letter “o”)

/EHL-boh//ˈɛl.bo/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Elder
 – For this word, the “E” is short, the “d” is a flap-d, and for the “-er” suffix – the “e” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/EHL-d’r/ – /ˈɛl.ɾɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first

 

Elderly
 – For this word, the “E” is short, for the “-er” suffix – the “e” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix 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)

/EHL-d’r-lee//ˈɛl.dɚ.liː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Elect
 – For this word, the “E” is long, the second “e” is short, and the “c” is hard but it (often) stopped

/ee-LEH[K]-t//iː.ˈlɛ[k].t/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable and that the “t” ending acts as a third syllable

 

Elected
 – For this word, the “E” is long, the second “e” is short, the “c” is hard but is (usually) stopped, the “t” is pronounced like the letter “d”, and since the root-word ends with the letter “t” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending turns into an i-schwa, and the final “d” is a flap-d but is (often) stopped

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

 

Election
 – For this word, the “E” is long, the second “e” is short, the “c” is hard, 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-LEHK-shihn/ – /iː.ˈlɛk.ʃə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Electric
 – For this word, the “E” is long, the second “e” is short, the first “c” is hard but is often stopped, the “t” is pronounced like the “ch” combination (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), 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)

/ee-LEH[K]-chrih[k]/ – /iː.ˈlɛ[k].tʃɹə(ɪ)[k]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable –

 

Electrical
 – For this word, the “E” turns into an i-schwa, the second “e” is short, the first “c” is hard but is (often) stopped, the “t” is pronounced like the “ch” combination (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), and for the “-ic” suffix – the “i” is an i-schwa, and the final “c” is hard, and for the “-al” suffix – the “a” turns into a true-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/ih-LEH[K]-chrih-kəl/ – /ə(ɪ).ˈlɛ[k].tʃɹə(ɪ).kəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable –

 

Electrician
 – For this word, the “E” is long, the second “e” is short, the first “c” is hard but is often stopped, the “t” is pronounced like the “ch” combination (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), the first “i” is short, and for the “-cian” – the “ci” combination is pronounced like the un-voiced “sh” combination and the “a” turns into an “i” is an i-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/ee-le[k]-CHRIH-shin/ – /iː.lɛ[k].ˈtʃɹɪ.ʃə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable –

 

Electricity
 – For this word, the “E” is long, the second “e” is short, the “c” is hard but is (often) stopped, the “t” is pronounced like the “ch” combination (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly behind it), the “i” is short, the second “c” is soft, 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-lek-TRIH-sih-dee//iː.lɛk.tʃɹɪ.sə(ɪ).ɾiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

 

Electrodes
 – For this word, the “E” turns into an i-schwa, the second “e” is short, the “c” is hard but is (often) stopped, the “t” is pronounced like the “ch” combination (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), the “o” is long, the “d” is a flap-d but is (almost) stopped, the third “e” is silent, and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/ih-LEH[K]-chroh-dz//ə(ɪ).ˈlɛ[k].tʃɹo.dz/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable and that the “dz” ending acts as a fourth syllable –

 

Electromagnetic
.– For this word, the “E” is long, the second “e” is short, the first “c” is hard but is (often) stopped, the “t” is pronounced like the “ch” combination (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), the “o” is long, the “a” is short, the “g” is hard but is (often) stopped, the third “e” 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)

/ee-leh[k]-chroh-mæ[g]-NEH-dih[k]//iː.ˌlɛ[k].tʃɹo.mæ[g].ˈnɛ.ɾə(ɪ)k/ – Notice also that there is a minor stress on the second syllable and that the the major stress is on the fifth syllable  –

 

Electronic
 – For this word, the “E” is long, the second “e” is short, the “c” is hard but is (often) stopped, the “t” is pronounced like the “ch” combination (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), the “o” 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)

/ee-leh[k]-CHRAH-nih[k]//iː.lɛ[k]ˈtʃɹɑ.nə(ɪ)[k]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

 

Electronics
 – For this word, the “E” turns into an true-schwa, the second “e” is short, the first “c” is hard but is (often) stopped, the “t” is pronounced like the “ch” combination (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), the “o” is short, 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)

/ə-le[k]-CHRAH-ni-ks//ə.lɛ[k]ˈtʃɹɑ.nə(ɪ).ks/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable and that the “ks” ending acts as a fifth syllable

 

Elegant
 – For this word, the “E” is short, the second “e” turns into an i-schwa, the “g” is hard, 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)

/EH-lih-gihn[t]//ˈɛ.lə(ɪ).gə(ɪ)n.[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “t” ending (when not stopped) acts as a fourth syllable

 

Element
 – For this word, the “E” is short, the second “e” is turns into an i-schwa, 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)

/EH-lih-mihn-[t]//ˈɛ.lə(ɪ).mə(ɪ)n.[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “t” ending (when not stopped) acts as a fourth syllable

 

Elementary
 – For this word, the “E” is short, the second “e” turns into an true-schwa, the third “e” is short, and since the “a” disappears – the “t” is pronounced like the “ch” combination (this is due to fact that the “a” disappears, making the letter “r” the next sound), and the “a” disappears, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

– /ehl-ə-MEHN-chree//ɛ.lə(ɪ).ˈmɛn.tʃɹiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

 

Elevated
 – For this word, the “E” is short, the second “e” turns into a true-schwa, the “a” is a True Long “A”, the “t” is a flap-t, the “e” of the “-ed” ending turns into an i-schwa, and the final “d” is a flap-d but is (often) stopped

/EH-lə-vay-dih[d]//ˈɛ.lə.veiː.ɾə(ɪ)[ɾ]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Elevator
 – For this word, the “E” is short, the second “e” turns into a true-schwa, the “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, the “t” is a flap-t, and for the “-or” suffix – the “o” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/EH-lə-vay-d’r//ˈɛ.lə.veiː.ɾɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Eleven
 – For this word, the “E” is long, the second “e” is short, and the third “e” turns into an i-schwa

/ee-LEH-vihn//iːˈlɛ.və(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Elicit
 – For this word, the “E” turns into an i-schwa, the first “i” is short, the “c” is soft, the second “i” is an i-schwa, and the final “t” is (often) stopped

/ih-LIH-sih[t]//ə(ɪ).ˈlɪ.sə(ɪ)[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Elite
 – For this word, the “E” is long, the “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, the “t” is (often) stopped, and the final “e” is silent

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

 

Elites
 – For this word, the “E” is long, the “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, and the second “e” is silent

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

 

Else
 – For this word, the “E” is short, and the final “e” is silent

/ehls//ɛls/

 

Elsewhere
.– For this word, the “E” is short, the second “e” is silent, 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

/EHLS-wayr//ˈɛls.weɪɹ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

 

Elusive
 – For this word, the “E” is long, the “u” is long, and for the “-ive” suffix – the “i” is an i-schwa, and the final “e” is silent (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/ee-LOO-sihv//iː.ˈlu.sə(ɪ)v/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

– ( American English Pronunciation – Letter E ) –


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