– American English Pronunciation –

– ( Letter F:  Fl ) –


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.

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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.

 


Fl

 

Fa . Fe . Fi . Fo . Fr . Fu

 

Flabbergasted
 – For this word, the “a” is short, the “bb” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “b”, the “e” disappears, the “g” is hard, the second “a” is short, 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 (often) stopped

– /FLæ-b’r-gæs-tih[d]//ˈflæ.bɚ.gæ.stə(ɪ)d/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Flag
 – For this word, the “a” is short, and the “g” is hard

/flæg//flæg/

 

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

/flaym//fleiːm/

 

Flare
 – 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), and the final “e” is silent

/flayr//fleɪɹ/

 

Flared
 – 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), 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 is (often) stopped

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

 

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

/flæsh//flæʃ/

 

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

/flæ[t]//flæ[t]/

 

Flatland (Flat-Land)
– For this word, the first “a” is short, the “t” is (usually) stopped, and the second “a” is short

/FLæ[T]-lænd//ˈflæ[t].lænd/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Flavor
 – For this word, the “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, and the “o” disappears

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

 

Flaw
 – For this word, the “aw” combination is pronounced as in the word “law” or “saw” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/flaw/ – /flɔ/ –

 

Flawed
 – For this word, the “aw” combination is pronounced as in the word “law” or “saw” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and since the root-word ends with the letter “w” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent and the final “d” is a flap-d but is (often) stopped

/flaw[d]/ – /flɔ[ɾ]/ –

 

Flaws
 – For this word, the “aw” combination is pronounced as in the word “law” or “saw” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the final “s” is pronounced (almost) like the letter “z”

/flaw-z/ – /fl.ɔ.z/ – Notice also that the “z” ending acts as a separate syllable

 

Fleeting
 – 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 “t” is a flap-t, 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)

/FLEE-ding//ˈfliː.ɾɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Flesh
 – For this word, the “e” is short

/flehsh//flɛʃ/

 

Flex
 – For this word, the “e” is short, and the “x” is pronounced like the “ks” combination (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter in The Common Tongue)

/fle-ks//flɛ.ks/

 

Flexibility (Flex-Ability)
– For this word, the “e” is short, and the “x” is pronounced like the “ks” combination (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter in The Common Tongue), the first “i” is an i-schwa, 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)

/flek-sih-BIH-lih-dee//flɛk.sə(ɪ).ˈbə(ɪ).lə(ɪ).ɾiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

 

Flexible (Flex-able)
– For this word, the “e” is short, and the “x” is pronounced like the “ks” combination (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter in The Common Tongue), and for the “-ible” suffix – the “i” is an i-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)

/FLEHK-sih-bəl//flɛk.sə(ɪ).ˈbəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Flight
 – For this word, the “igh” combination is pronounced like in the word “night”, or “sight” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the final “t” is (often) stopped

– /fligh[t]//flʌiː[t]/

 

Float
 – For this word, the “oa” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “o” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the final “t” is (often) stopped

/floh[t]//flo[t]/

 

Flood
 – For this word, the “oo” combination is pronounced like the short letter “u” (this is NOT the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the final “d” is (often) stopped

/fluh[d]//flʌ[d]/

 

Floods
 – For this word, the “oo” combination is pronounced like the short letter “u” (this is NOT the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

– /flu-dz//flʌ.dz/ – Notice also that the “dz” ending acts as a second syllable

 

Floor
 – For this word, the “oo” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “o” (this is NOT the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/flohr//flor/

 

Flop
 – For this word, the “o” is pronounced like the short letter “o”, and the final “p” is (usually) stopped

/flah[p]//flɑ[p]/

 

Florist
 – For this word, the “o” is long, and for the “-ist” suffix – the “i” is an i-schwa, and the final “t” is (often) stopped (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

– /FLOHR-ih-st//ˈfloɹ.ə(ɪ).s[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “st” ending acts as a third syllable

 

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

– /FLOWN-d’r//ˈflaun.dɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

 

Flour
 – For this word, the “ou” combination is pronounced like the “ow” combination, there is a phantom letter “w” in-between the “u” and the “r” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next)

/FLOW-wr//ˈflɑu.wɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Flourish
 – For this word, the “ou” combination 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)

/FL’R-ish//ˈfl’ɹ.ə(ɪ)ʃ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

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

/floh//flo/

 

Flower
 – For this word, the “ow” combination is pronounced like in the word “now” or “how” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), there is a phantom “w” in-between the “w” and the “e”, and for the “-er” suffix – the “e” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/FLOW-wr//ˈflau.wɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Flu
 – For this word, the “u” is long

/floo//flu/

 

Fluctuate
 – For this word, the first “u” is short, the “c” is hard but is (often) stopped, the first “t” is pronounced like the “ch” combination (this is due to the placement of the letter “u” directly after it), the second “u” is long, and for the “-ate” suffix – the “a” is a True Long “A”, the “t” is (often) stopped, and the final “e” is silent

/FLUH[K]-choo-ay[t]/ – /ˈflʌ[k].tʃu.e[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

 

Fluctuated
 – For this word, the first “u” is short, the “c” is hard but is (often) stopped, the first “t” is pronounced like the “ch” combination (this is due to the placement of the letter “u” directly after it), the second “u” is long,, and for the “-ate” suffix – the “a” is a True Long “A”, the “t” is a flap-t, 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

/FLUH[K]-choo-ay-dih[d]/ – /ˈflʌ[k].tʃu.e.ɾə(ɪ)[ɾ]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

 

Fluctuating
 – For this word, the first “u” is short, the “c” is hard but is (usually) stopped, the “t” is pronounced like the “ch” combination (this is due to the placement of the letter “u” directly after it), the “a” is a True Long “A”, the second “t” is a flap-t, 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)

/FLUH[K]-choo-ay-ding/ – /ˈflʌ[k].tʃu.e.ɾɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

 

Fluency
 – For this word, the “u” is long letter “u”, there is a phantom letter “w” in-between the “u” and the “e” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next), the  “e” turns into an i-schwa, the “c” is soft, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

– /FLOO-ihn-see//ˈflu.ə(ɪ)n.siː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Fluent
 – For this word, the “u” is long, there is a phantom letter “w” in-between the “u” and the “e” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next), 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)

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

 

Fluently
 – For this word, the “u” is long, there is a phantom letter “w” in-between the “u” and the “e” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next), for the “-ent” suffix – the “e” turns into an i-schwa, and the “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)

– /FLOO-ihn-[t]-lee//ˈflu.ə(ɪ)n.[t].liː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the letter “t” (when not stopped) acts as a separate syllable –

 

Fly
 – For this word, the “y” is pronounced like the long letter “i”

/flai//flaiː/

 

Flying
 – For this word, the “y” is pronounced like the long letter “i”, there is a phantom consonant letter “y” in-between the “y” and the “i” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next), 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)

/FLAI-ying//ˈflaiː.jɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

– ( American English Pronunciation – Letter F ) –


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