– American English Pronunciation–

– ( Letter E:  Es, Et, Eu ) –


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 . Ep – Er . Et . Eu . Ev – Ez

 

Escalator
 – For this word, the “E” is short, the “c” is hard, the first “a” turns into a true-schwa, the second “a” is a True Long “A”, 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)

/EHS-kə-lay-d’r//ˈɛs.kə.leiː.dɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

 

Escalators
 – For this word, the “E” is short, the “c” is hard, the first “a” turns into a true-schwa, the second “a” is a True Long “A”, the “t” is a flap-t, for the “-or” suffix – the “o” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue), and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/EHS-kə-lay-d’r-z//ˈɛs.kə.leiː.dɚ.z/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “z” ending acts as a fifth syllable

 

Escapade
 – For this word, the “E” is short, the “c” is hard, the first “a” turns into a u-schwa, and for the “-ade” suffix – the “a” is a True Long “A”, the “d” is a flap-d but is (often) stopped, and the final “e” is silent (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/EHS-kuh-pay[d]//ˈɛs.kə(ʌ).pe[ɾ]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Escape
 – For this word, the “E” turns into a true-schwa, the “c” is hard, the “a” is a True Long “A”, the “p” is (often) stopped, and the final “e” is silent

/ə-SKAY[P]//ə.ˈske[p]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable –

 

Especially
 – For this word, the “E” turns into a true-schwa, the second “e” is short, for the “-cial” suffix – the “ci” combination is pronounced like the un-voiced “sh” combination, and the “a” turns into a true-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue) but here the “l” merges with the “-ly” suffix to form an “ll” combination which 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)

– /ə-SPEH-shəl-ee//ə.ˈspɛ.ʃəl.iː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable –

 

Essay
 – For this word, the “E” is short, the “ss” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “s”, and the “ay” combination is pronounced like The Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/EH-say//ˈɛ.seiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Essential
 – For this word, the “E” is long, the “ss” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “s” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the second “e” is short, and for the “-tial” suffix – the “ti” combination is pronounced like the un-voiced “sh” combination, and the “a” turns into a true-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/ee-SEHN-shel/ – /iː.ˈsɛn.ʃəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable –

 

Essentially
 – For this word, the “E” turns into a true-schwa, the “ss” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “s” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the second “e” is short, for the “tial” suffix – the “ti” combination is pronounced like the “sh” combination, and the “a” turns into a true-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue), but here the “l” merges with the “-ly” suffix to form an “ll” combination which 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)

/ə-SEHN-shə-lee//ə.ˈsɛn.ʃə.liː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable –

 

Establish
 – For this word, the “E” turns into an i-schwa, the “a” is short, and the “i” is an i-schwa

/ih-STæ-blihsh//ə(ɪ).ˈstæ.blə(ɪ)ʃ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Established
 – For this word, the “E” turns into an i-schwa, the “a” is short, the “i” is an i-schwa, the “sh” combination is un-voiced, and since the root-word ends with the “sh” combination – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent, and the final “d” is pronounced like the letter “t” but is (often) stopped

– /eh-STæ-blihsh-[t]//ɛ.ˈstæ.blə(ɪ)ʃ.[t]/ –Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable and the “t” ending (when not stopped) acts as a fourth syllable

 

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

– /eh-STAY[T]//ɛ.ˈste[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable –

 

Esteem
 – For this word, the “E” turns into a true-schwa, and the “ee” combination is pronounced like the long letter “e” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

– /eh-STEEM//ɛ.ˈstiːm/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable –

 

Estimate
 – For this word, the “E” is short, the “i” is an i-schwa, 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)

/EH-stih-may[t]//ˈɛ.stə(ɪ).me[t]/ – Notice also that –

 

Estimated
 – For this word, the “E” is short, the “i” turns into an i-schwa,, and for the “-ate” suffix – the “a” is a True Long “A”, the “t” is (usually) stopped, the “t” is a flap-t, and the “e” merges with the “-ed” ending, and since the root-word ends with the sound of the letter “t” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending turns into an i-schwa, and the final “d” is (usually) stopped

– /EHS-tih-may-dih[d]/ – /ˈɛs.tə(ɪ).me.ɾə(ɪ)[d]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Et

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 –

 

Eu

 

Eurasia
 – For this word, the “Eu” combination is pronounced like the consonant letter “Y” and the letter “r” combination, the “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, the “si” combination is pronounced like the voiced “sh” combination, and the final “a” turns into an u-schwa

/y’r-AY-zhuh//jɚ.eiː.ʒə(ʌ)/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable –

 

Eurasian
 – For this word, the “Eu” combination is pronounced like the consonant letter “Y” and the letter “r” combination, the “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, the “si”combination is pronounced like the voiced “sh” combination, and the “a” turns into an i-schwa

/y’r-AY-zhihn//jɚ.eiː.ʒə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable –

 

Euro
 – For this word, the “Eu” combination is pronounced like the consonant letter “Y” and the letter “r” combination, and the “o” is long

/Y’R-oh//ˈjɚ.o/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Europe
 – For this word, the “Eu” combination is pronounced like the consonant letter “Y” and the letter “r” combination, the “o” turns into a true-schwa, the “p” is (often) stopped, and the final “e” is silent

/Y’R-ə[p]/ – /ˈjɚ.ə[p]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

 

European
 – For this word, the “Eu” combination is pronounced like the consonant letter “Y” and the letter “r” combination, the “o” turns into a u-schwa, the “e” is long, and the “a” turns into an i-schwa

/y’r-uh-PEE-ihn/ – /jɚ.ə(ʌ).ˈpiː.ə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable –

 

Euphemism
 – For this word, the “Eu” combination is pronounced like the pronoun “you”, the “ph” combination is pronounced like the letter “f” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “e” turns into a true-schwa, the “i” is an i-schwa, and for the “-ism” suffix – the “i” is an i-schwa, the “s” is pronounced like the letter “z”, and there is a phantom-schwa in-between the “s” and the “m” (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/YOU-fə-mih-zəm/ – /ˈju.fə.mə(ɪ).səm/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

the stress is on the first syllable –

 

– ( American English Pronunciation – Letter E ) –


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