– American English Pronunciation –

– ( Letter F:  Fd, Fe, Ff ) –


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

 

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

 

Fe

Fear
 – For this word, the “ea” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “e”

/feer//fiːɹ/

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

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

Feature
 – For this word, the “ea” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “e”, and for the “-ture” suffix – the “t” is pronounced like the “ch” combination (this is due to the placement of the letter “u” directly after it), the “u” disappears, and the final “e” is silent (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/FEE-ch’r/ – /ˈfiː.tʃɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

Featured
 – For this word, the “ea” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “e”, and for the “-ture” suffix – the “t” is pronounced like the “ch” combination (this is due to the placement of the letter “u” directly after it), the “u” disappears, the “e” merges with the “-ed” ending, and since the root-word ends with the sound of the letter “r” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent, and the final “d” is a flap-d but (often) stopped

– /FEE-ch’r-[d]/– /ˈfiː.tʃɚ.[ɾ]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

Features
 – For this word, the “ea” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “e”, and for the “-ture” suffix – the “t” is pronounced like the “ch” combination (this is due to the placement of the letter “u” directly after it), the “u” disappears, and the final “e” is silent (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue), and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

– /FEE-ch’r-z/– /ˈfiː.tʃɚ.z/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

February
 – For this word, the “e” is short, the “u” is long, 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)

/FEH-broo-ayr-ee//ˈfɛ.bɹu.eɪɹ.iː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Federal
 – For this word, the first “e” is short, the “d” is a flap-d but is (often) stopped, 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)

/FEH[D]-rəl//ˈfɛ[ɾ].ɹəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Fee
 – For this word, the “ee” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “e” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/fee//fiː/

Feed
 – For this word, the “ee” 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 “d” is a flap-d but is (often) stopped

/fee[d]//ˈfiː[ɾ]/

Feedback (Feed-back)
– For this word, the “ee” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “e” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “d” is a flap-d but is (often) stopped, the “a” is short, and the “ck” ending is pronounced simply like the single letter “k” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue) – However, at the end of the word is (often) stopped

/FEE[D]-bæk//ˈfiː[ɾ].bæk/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Feel
 – For this word, the “ee” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “e” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/feel//ˈfiːl/

Feeling
 – For this word, the “ee” 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 “-ing” suffix is pronounced like in the word “sing” or “ring” (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/FEE-ling//ˈfiː.lɪŋ/– Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Feet
 – For this word, the “ee” 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 “t” is (often) stopped

/fee[t]//ˈfiː[t]/

Fell
 – For this word, the “e” is short, the “ll” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “l” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/fehl//fɛl/ 

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

/FEH-loh//ˈfɛ.lo/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

Felon
 – For this word, the “e” is short, and the “o” turns into a u-schwa

/FEH-luhn/ – /ˈfɛ.lə(ʌ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

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

/FEH-luh-nee/ – /ˈfɛ.lə(ʌ).niː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

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

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

Female
 – For this word, the “e” is long, the “a” is a Long “A” / Short “I” Diphthong (this is due to the placement of the letter “l” directly after it), and the final “e” is silent

/FEE-mayl//ˈfiː.meɪl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

Feminine
 – For this word, the “e” is short, the first “i” is an i-schwa, the second “i” is an i-schwa, and the final “e” is silent

/FEH-mih-nihn//ˈfɛ.mə(ɪ).nə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

Fence
 – For this word, the “e” is short, the “c” is soft, and the final “e” is silent

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

Ferry
 – 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” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/FAYR-ee//ˈfeɪɹ.iː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

Fertile
 – For this word, the first “e” disappears, and for the “-ile” suffix – the “i” is long, there is a phantom consonant letter “y” in-between the “i” and the “l” (this is the product of the transition from one sound to the next), and the “e” is silent (this is the standard pronunciations of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/F’R-tai-yl/ – /ˈfɚ.taiː.jl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

Fertility
 – For this word, the “e” disappears, 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)

/f’r-TIH-lih-dee/ – /fɚ.ˈtɪ.lə(ɪ).ɾiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable –

Fervent
 – For this word, the first “e” disappears, 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)

– /F’R-vihn[t]//ˈfɚ.və(ɪ)n[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

Fervently
 – For this word, the first “e” disappears, 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), 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)

– /F’R-vihn[t]-lee//ˈfɚ.və(ɪ)n[t].liː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

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

/FEH-stih-vəl//ˈfɛ.stə(ɪ).vəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Fetch
 – 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)

/feh-ch//fɛ.tʃ/ – Notice also that the “ch” ending acts as a second syllable

Fever
 – For this word, the first “e” is long, and the second “e” disappears

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

Feverish
 – For this word, the first “e” is long, and the second “e” disappears, and for the “-ish” suffix – the “i” is an i-schwa, and the “sh” combination is un-voiced (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

– /FEE-v’r-ish//ˈfiː.vɚ.ə(ɪ)ʃ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

Few
 – For this word, the “ew” combination is pronounced like the pronoun “you”

/fyoo//fju/

Fewer
 – For this word, the “ew” combination is pronounced like the pronoun “you”, and for the “-er” suffix – the “e” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/FYOU-‘r/ – /ˈfju.ɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

Fewest
 – For this word, the “ew” combination is pronounced like the pronoun “you”, there is a phantom letter “w” in-between the “w” and the second “e” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next), 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)

/FYOU-wihs-[t]/ – /ˈfju.wə(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 –

Ff

 

 

 

– ( American English Pronunciation – Letter F ) –


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