– American English Pronunciation –

– ( Letter F:  Fa, Fb, Fc ) –


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.


Ff

 

Fb . Fc . Fd – Ff . Fg – Fi . Fj – Fl . Fm – Fo . Fp – Fr . Fs – Fu . Fv – Fz

 

Face
 – For this word, the “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, the “c” is soft, and the final “e” is silent

– /fays//feiːs/

Faced
 – For this word, the “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, the “c” is soft, and since the root-word ends with the sound of the letter “s” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent, and the final “d” is pronounced like the letter “t”

/FAY-st//ˈfeiː.st/ – Notice also that the “st” ending acts like a second syllable –

Faces
 – For this word, the “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, the “c” is soft, the final “e” turns into an i-schwa, and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

– /FAY-sih-z//ˈfeiː.sə(ɪ).z/ – Notice also that the “z” ending acts as a third syllable –

Facing
 – For this word, the “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, the “c” is soft, 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)

– /FAY-sing//ˈfeiː.sɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Facilitate
 – For this word, the “a” turns into a true-schwa, the “c” is soft, the “i” is short, the second “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)

/fuh-SIH-lih-tay[t]/ – /fə(ʌ).ˈsɪ.lə(ɪ).te[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable and that the “t” ending (when not stopped) acts as a fifth syllable

Facilitator
 – For this word, the “a” turns into a true-schwa, the “c” is soft, the “i” is short, the second “i” is an i-schwa, the “a” is a True Long “A”, the second “t” is a flap-t, and for the “-or” suffix – the “o” disappears (this is one of two standard pronunciations of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/fuh-SIH-lih-tay-d’r/ – /fə(ʌ).ˈsɪ.lə(ɪ).te.ɾɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable and that the “t” ending (when not stopped) acts as a fifth syllable

Facilities
 – For this word, the “a” turns into a true-schwa, the “c” is soft, the first “i” is short, and for the “-ity” suffix – the “i” is an i-schwa, the “t” is a flap-t, the “ie” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “e” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/fə-SIH-lə-deez/ – /fə.ˈsɪ.lə.ɾiːz/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable –

Facility
 – For this word, the “a” turns into a true-schwa, the “c” is soft, the first “i” is short, and for the “-ity” suffix – the “i” is 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)

/fə-SIH-lə-dee/ – /fə.ˈsɪ.lə.ɾiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable –

Fact
 – For this word, the “a” is short, and the “c” is hard but is (often) stopped

/fæ[c]-t/ – /fæ[c].t/ – Notice also that the “t” ending acts as a second syllable –

Factor
 – For this word, the “a” is short, the “c” is hard but is (often) stopped,  the “t” is pronounced like the letter “d”, and for the “-or” suffix – the “o” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/[K]-d’r/ – /ˈfæk.dɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

Factors
 – For this word, the “a” is short, the “c” is hard but is (often) stopped, the “t” is pronounced like the letter “d”, 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”

/[K]-d’r-z/ – /ˈfæk.dɚ.z/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “z” ending acts as a third syllable

Factory
 – For this word, the “a” is short, the “c” is hard, the “t” is pronounced like the “ch” combination (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), for the “-or” suffix – the “o” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue), and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

– /[K]-chree//ˈfæ[k].tʃɹiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

Factual
 – For this word, the “a” is short, and 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 “u” directly after it), the “u” is long, there is a phantom letter “w” in-between the “u” and the “a” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next), and for the “-al” suffix – the “a” turns into a true-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/[K]-choo-wəl/ – /fæ[k].tʃu.wəl/ – Notice also that the “t” ending acts as a second syllable –

Faculty
 – For this word, the “a” is short, the “c” is hard, the “u” turns into a true-schwa, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

– /-kəl-tee/ – /ˈfæ.kəl.tiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

Fahrenheit
 – For this word, the “a” is a Long “A” / Short “I” Diphthong (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), the first “h” is silent, the “e” turns into an i-schwa, the second “h” is pronounced,  the “ei” combination is pronounced like the “igh” combination, and the final “t” is (often) stopped

/FAYR-ihn-high-[t]//ˈfeɪɹ.ə(ɪ)n.hʌiː.[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “t” ending (when not stopped) acts as a fourth syllable

Fail
 – For this word, the “ai” combination is pronounced like the Long “A” / Short “I” Diphthong (this is due to the placement of the letter “l” directly after it)

/fayl/ – /feɪl/ –

Failed
 – For this word, the “ai” combination is pronounced like the Long “A” / Short “I” Diphthong (this is due to the placement of the letter “l” directly after it), and since the root-word ends with the letter “l” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent and the final “d” is is a flap-d but is (often) stopped

/FAYL-[d]//ˈfeɪl.[ɾ]/ – Notice also that the “d” ending acts as a second syllable –

Failing
– For this word, the “ai” combination is pronounced like the Long “A” / Short “I” Diphthong (this is due to the placement of the letter “l” directly after it), 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)

/FAYL-ing//ˈfeɪl.ɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

Failure
 – For this word, the “ai” combination is pronounced like the Long “A” / Short “I” Diphthong (this is due to the placement of the letter “l” directly after it), and for the “-ure” suffix – the “u” is pronounced like the consonant letter “y”, and the “e” is silent (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

– /FAYL-y’r//ˈfeɪl.jɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

Faint
 – For this word, the “ai” combination is pronounced like The Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the “t” is (usually) stopped

/fayn-[t]/ – /feiːn.[t]/ – Notice also that the “t” ending (when not stopped) acts as a second syllable –

Fair
 – For this word, the “ai” combination is pronounced like the Long “A” / Short “I” Diphthong (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it)

/fayr/ – /feɪɹ/ –

Fairly
 – For this word, the “ai” combination is pronounced like the Long “A” / Short “I” Diphthong (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), 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)

/FAYR-lee/ – /ˈfeɪɹ.liː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

Faith
 – For this word, the “ai” combination is pronounced like The Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the “th” combination is un-voiced

/fay-th//ˈfeiː.θ/ – Notice also that the “th” ending acts as a second syllable –

Faithful (Faith-full)
– For this word, the “ai” combination is pronounced like The Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “th” combination is un-voiced, and for the “-ful” suffix – the “u” turns into a true-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/FAYTH-fəl//ˈfeiːθ.fəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

Faithfully (Faith-fully)
– For this word, the “ai” combination is pronounced like The Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “th” combination is un-voiced, and for the “-fully” suffix – the “u” 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 the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e” (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/FAYTH-fə-lee//ˈfeiːθ.fə.liː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

Fall
 – For this word, the “a” is pronounced like the “aw” combination, and the “ll” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “l” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/fawl/ – /fɔl/ –

False
 – For this word, the “a” is pronounced like the “aw” combination, and the final “e” is silent

/fawl-s/ – /fɔl.s/ – Notice also that the “s” ending acts as a second syllable

Faltering
 – For this word, the “a” is pronounced like the “aw” combination, there “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)

/FAHL-t’r-ing//ˈfɔl.tɚ.ɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Fame
 – For this word, the “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, and the final “e” is silent

/faym/ – /feiːm/ –

Famed
 – For this word, the “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, and since the root-word ends with the letter “m” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent, and the final “d” is (often) stopped

/faym-[d]//feiːm.[d]/ – Notice also that the “d” ending (when not stopped) acts as a second syllable

Familiar
 – For this word, the “a” turns into a true-schwa, the first “i” is short, the second “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, there is a phantom 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” disappears

– /fə-MIHL-ee-yr//fə.ˈmɪl.iː.jɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable –

Familiarize
 – For this word, the “a” turns into a true-schwa, the first “i” is short, the second “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, there is a phantom 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” disappears, and for the “-ize” suffix – the “i” is long, and the final “e” is silent (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

– /fə-MIH-lee-yr-aiz/ – /fə.ˈmɪ.liː.jɚ.aiːz/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable –

Family
 – For this word, the “a” is short, the “i” disappears, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

– /FæMlee//ˈfæm.liː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Famine
 – For this word, the “a” is short, the “i” is an i-schwa, and the final “e” is silent

/-mihn//ˈfæ.mə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Famous
 – For this word, the “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, and for the “-ous” suffix – the “ou” combination turns into an i-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

– /FAY-mihs/ – /ˈfeiː.mə(ɪ)s/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Fan
 – For this word, the “a” is short

/fæn/ – /fæn/ –

Fan-Base
 – For this hyphenated compound word, the first “a” is short, the second “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, and the “e” is silent

– /FæN-bays//ˈfæn.beiːs/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

Fancy
 – For this word, the “a” is short, the “c” is soft, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/FæN-see/ /ˈfæn.siː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Fancy
 – For this word, the first “a” is short, the second “a” turns into an true-schwa, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/FæN-tə-see//ˈfæn.tə.siː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Far
 – For this word, the “a” is pronounced like the short letter “o”

/fahr/ – /fɑɹ/ –

Farewell
– For this word, the “a” is a Long “A” / Short “I” Diphthong (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), the first “e” is silent, the second “e” is short, and the final “ll” combination is pronounced simply like a single letter “l” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/fayr-WEHL//feɪɹ.ˈwɛl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

Farm
 – For this word, the “a” is pronounced like the short letter “o”

/fahr-m//fɑɹ.m/ – Notice also that the “m” ending acts as a second syllable –

Farmer
 – For this word, the “a” is pronounced like the short letter “o”, and for the “-er” suffix – the “e” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/FAHR-m’r//ˈfɑɹ.mɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Farming
 – For this word, the “a” is pronounced like the short letter “o”, 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)

/FAHR-ming//ˈfɑɹ.mɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Farther
 – For this word, the “a” is pronounced like the short letter “o”, the “th” combination is voiced, and for the “-er” suffix – the “e” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/FAHR-th’r//ˈfɑɹ.ðɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Farthest
 – For this word, the “a” is pronounced like the short letter “o”, the “th” combination is voiced, and for the “-est” 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)

/FAHR-thihs-[t]//ˈfɑɹ.ðə(ɪ)s.[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “t” ending (when not stopped) acts as a third syllable

Fascinated
 – For this word, the “a” is short, the “sc” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “s” (the “c” is silent), the “i” is an i-schwa, for the “-ate” suffix – the “a” is a True Long “A”, the “t” is a flap-t, the “e” combinatines 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 a flap-d but is (often) stopped

/-sih-nay-dihd//ˈfæ.sə(ɪ).ne.ɾə(ɪ)ɾ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Fascinating
 – For this word, the “a” is short, the “sc” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “s” (the “c” is silent), the “i” is an i-schwa, for the “-ate” suffix – the “a” is a True Long “A”, the “t” is a flap-t, the “e” is dropped in order to add the “-ing” suffix, 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)

/-sih-nay-ding//ˈfæ.sə(ɪ).ne.ɾɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Fashion
 – For this word, the “a” is short, the “shion” combination is pronounced like the “-tion” combination

– /-shihn//ˈfæ.ʃə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Fashionable (Fashion-able)
– For this word, the “a” is short, the “shion” combination is pronounced like the “tion” combination, 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)

/-shihn-uh-bəl//ˈfæ.ʃə(ɪ)n.ə(ʌ).bəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Fashioned
 – For this word, the “a” is short, the “shion” combination is pronounced like the “-tion” combination, and since the root-word ends with the letter “n” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent, and the final “d” is (often) stopped

/-shihn-[d]//ˈfæ.ʃə(ɪ)n.[d]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Fast
 – For this word, the “a” is short, and the final “t” is (often) stopped

/fæs[t]//fæs[t]/ – Notice also that the “t” ending (when not stopped) acts as a second syllable

Fasten
 – For this word, the “a” is short, the “t” is silent, and for the “-en” suffix – the “e” turns into an i-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/-sihn//ˈfæ.sə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

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

/FæS-t’r//ˈfæs.tɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Fastidious
 – For this word, the “a” is short, the first “i” is short, the “d” is a flap-d, the “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, and for the “-ous” suffix – the “ou” combination turns into an i-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/fæs-TIH-dee-ihs/ – /fæs.ˈtə(ɪ).ɾiː.ə(ɪ)s/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable –

Fat
 – For this word, the “a” is short, and the final “t” is (often) stopped

/fæ[t]//fæ[t]/

Fatal
– For this word, the first “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, the “t” is a flap-t, and the second “a” disappears

/FAY-d’l//ˈfeiː.ɾl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Father
 – For this word, the “a” is pronounced like the short letter “o”, the “th” combination is voiced, and for the “-er” suffix – the “e” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/FAH-th’r//ˈfɑ.ðɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Fathom
 – For this word, the “a” is short, the “th” is voiced, and the “o” turns into a u-schwa

/-thuhm/ – /ˈfæ.ðə(ʌ)m/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

Fatigue
 – For this word, the “a” turns into a true-schwa, the “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, the “g” is hard but is (often) stopped, and the “ue” ending is silent

/fə-TEE[G]/ – /fə.ˈtiː[g]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable –

Fatigued
 – For this word, the “a” turns into a true-schwa, the “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, the “g” is hard, the “u” is silent, and since the root-word, ends with the sound of the hard letter “g” but is (usually) stopped – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent

/fə-TEE[G]-d/ – /fə.ˈtiː[g].d/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable –

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

/[T]-ihn//ˈfæ[t].ə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Faucet
 – For this word, the “au” combination is pronounced like the “aw” combination, the “c” is soft, the “e” turns into an i-schwa, and the final “t” is (often) stopped

/FAW-sih[t]//ˈfɔ.sə(ɪ)[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Fault
 – For this word, the “au” combination is pronounced like the “aw” combination, and the final “t” is (often) stopped

/fawl-[t]//fɔl.[t]/ – Notice also that the “t” ending (when not stopped) acts as a second syllable

Faulty
 – For this word, the “au” combination is pronounced like the “aw” combination, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/FAWL-tee//ˈfɔl.tiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

Faux Pas
 – For this term, the “aux” combination is pronounced like the long letter “o”, and the “as” combination is pronounced like the short letter “o”

/foh-PAH//fo.ˈpɑ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

Favor
 – For this word, the “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, and for the “-or” suffix – the “o” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

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

Favorite
 – For this word, the “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, for the “-or” suffix – the “o” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue), the “i” is short, the “t” is (usually) stopped, and the “e” is silent

– /FAYV-rih[t]//ˈfeiːv.ɹɪ[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

Favoritism
 – For this word, the “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, for the “-or” suffix – the “o” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue), the first “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 a product of the transition from one sound to the next)(this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

– /FAYV-rih-tih-zəm//ˈfeiːv.ɹə(ɪ).tə(ɪ).zəm/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

– ( American English Pronunciation – Letter F ) –


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