– American English Pronunciation–

– ( Letter E:  Ep, Eq, Er ) –


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 . Ej – El . Em – Eo . Eq . Er . Es – Eu . Ev – Ez

 

Epi-
 – For this prefix, the “E” is short, and the “i” (when added to any word) is an i-schwa

/EH-pih//ˈɛ.pə(ɪ)/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Epidemic
 – For this word, the “E” is short, the first “i” is an i-schwa, the second “e” 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)

/eh-pih-DEH-mih[k]//ɛ.pə(ɪ)ˈdɛ.mə(ɪ)[k]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

 

Epidermal
 – For this word, the “E” is short, the “i” is an i-schwa, the second “e” disappears, 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-pih-D’R-məl//ɛ.pə(ɪ).ˈdɚ.məl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

 

Epidermis
 – For this word, the “E” is short, the “i” is an i-schwa, the second “e” disappears, and the second “i” is an i-schwa

/eh-pih-D’R-mihs//ɛ.pə(ɪ).ˈdɚ.mə(ɪ)s/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

 

Epidural
 – For this word, the “E” is short, the “i” is an i-schwa, the “u” disappears, 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-pih-D’R-əl//ɛ.pə(ɪ).ˈdɚ.əl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

 

Epiphany
 – For this word, the “E” turns into an i-schwa, the “i” is short, the “ph” combination is pronounced like the letter “f” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “a” turns into an i-schwa, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/ih-PIH-fih-nee/ – /ə(ɪ).ˈpɪ.fə(ɪ).niː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable –

 

Epitome
 – For this word, the “E” turns into a true-schwa, the “i” is short, the “t” turns into a flap-d, the “o” turns into a true-schwa, and the final “e” is long

/ə-PIH-də-mee/ – /ə.ˈpɪ.ɾə.miː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable –

 

Eq

 

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 –

 

Er

 

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

 

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 –

 

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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