– American English Pronunciation –

– ( Letter F:  Fg, Fh, Fi ) –


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 . Fd – Ff . Fh . Fi . Fj – Fl . Fm – Fo . Fp – Fr . Fs – Fu . Fv – Fz

 

Fh

 

Fi

Fidelity
 – For this word, the “i” is an i-schwa, the “e” 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)

– /fih-DEH-lih-dee//fə(ɪ).ˈdɛ.lə(ɪ).ɾiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

Fidgeting
 – For this word, the “i” is short, the “dg” combination is pronounced simply like the single soft letter “g” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “e” turns into an i-schwa, 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)

/FIH-dʒih-ding//ˈfɪ.dʒə(ɪ).ɾɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Field
 – For this word, 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 “d” is a flap-d but is (usually) stopped

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

Fifteen
 – For this word, the “i” is short, and for the “teen” suffix – 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) & (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/fihf-TEEN//fɪf.ˈtiːn/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

Fifth
 – For this word, the “i” is short, the second “f” almost disappears, and the “th” is un-voiced

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

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

/FIHF-tee//ˈfɪf.tiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Fifty-Five
 – For this word, the “i” is short, the “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, the “i” is long, and the final “e” is silent

/fihf-tee-FAIV//fɪf.tiː.ˈfaiːv/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

Fifty-Two
 – For this word, the “i” is short, the “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, the “ow” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “u”

/fihf-tee-TOO//fɪf.tiː.ˈtu/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

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

/figh[t]//fʌiː[t]/

Fighter
 – For this word, the “igh” combination is pronounced like in the word, “night” or “right”, the “t” is a flap-t, and for the “-er” suffix – the “e” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/FIGH-der//ˈfʌiː.ɾɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Fighting
 – For this word, the “igh” combination is pronounced like in the word “night” or “right” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and 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)

/figh-ding//fʌiː.ɾɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

Figure
 – For this word, the “i” is short, the “g” is hard, the “u” like the consonant letter “y”, and the “e” disappears

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

Figures
 – For this word, the “i” is short, the “g” is hard, the “u” like the consonant letter “y”, the “e” disappears, and the “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

– /FIHG-y’rz//ˈfɪg.jɚz/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

File
 – For this word, and for the “-ile” combination – 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 letter combination in The Common Tongue)

– /FAI-yl//ˈfaiː.jl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Filipino
 – For this word, the first “i” is an i-schwa, the second  “i” is a true-schwa, the third “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, and the final “o” is long

/fih-lə-PEE-noh//fə(ɪ).lə.ˈpiː.no/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

Filing
 – For this word, the first “i” is long, there is a phantom consonant letter “y” in-between the “i” and the “l” (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)

– /FAI-yl-ing//ˈfaiː.jl.ɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Fill
 – For this word, the “i” is short, 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)

/fihl//fɪl/

Filled
 – For this word, the “i” 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), the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent, and the final “d” is a flap-d but is (often) stopped

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

Film
 – For this word, the “i” is short

/fihlm//fɪlm/

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

/FAI-nəl//ˈfaiː.nəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Finally
 – For this word, the “i” is long, and for the “-ally suffix – the “a” disappears, 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)

/FAIN-lee//ˈfaiːn.liː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Finance
 – For this word, the “i” is long, and for the “-ance” suffix – the “a” is short, the “c” is soft, and the “e” is silent (this is NOT the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

– /FAI-næns//ˈfaiː.næns/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Finances
 – For this word, the “i” is long, for the “-ance” suffix – the “a” is short, the “c” is soft, and since the word is plural – the “e” merges with the “-es” ending and turns into an i-schwa, and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

– /FAI-næn-sihz//ˈfaiː.næn.sə(ɪ)z/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Financial
 – For this word, the first “i” is long, the first “a” is short, and 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)

– /fai-NæN-shəl//faiː.ˈnæn.ʃəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable –

Financier
 – For this word, the first “i” is long, the “a” is short, the “c” is soft, the second “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, and the “e” is pronounced like the Long “A” / Short “I” Diphthong (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it)

/fai-næn-see-AYR/ – /faiː.næn.siː.eɪɹ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the fourth syllable –

Financing
 – For this word, the “i” is long, the “a” is short, 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)

– /FAI-næn-sing/ – /ˈfaiː.næn.sɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

Find
 – For this word, the “i” is long, and the final “d” is (often) stopped

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

Fine
 – For this word, the “i” is long, and the final “e” is silent

/fain//faiːn/

Fined
 – For this word, the “i” is long, and since the root-word ends with the sound of the letter “n” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent, and the final “d” is (often) stopped

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

Finely
 – For this word, the “i” is long, the “e” is silent, 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)

– /FAIN-lee//ˈfaiːn.liː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

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

/FING-g’r//ˈfɪŋ.gɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Finish
 – For this word, the first “i” is short, 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)

– /FIH-nihsh//ˈfɪ.nɪʃ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

Finished
 – For this word, the first “i” is short, 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), 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”

– /FIH-nihsh-t//ˈfɪ.nɪʃ.t/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “t” ending acts as a third syllable

Finishes
 – For this word, the first “i” is short, the second “i” is an i-schwa, the “sh” combination is un-voiced, and for the “-es” ending – the “e” turns into an i-schwa, and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

– /FIH-nih-shihz//ˈfɪ.nɪ.ʃə(ɪ)z/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

Finland
 – For this word, the “i” is short, the “a” turns into an i-schwa, and the final “d” is (often) stopped

/FIHN-lihn-[d]/ – /ˈfɪn.lə(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

Finn
 – For this word, the “i” is short, and the “nn” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “n” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/fihn//fɪn/

Fire
 – For this word, and for the “-ire” combination – the “i” is pronounced like the “igh” combination, there is a phantom consonant letter “y” in-between the “i” and the “r” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next), and the “e” is silent (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/FIGH-yr//ˈfʌiː.jɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Fireworks
 – For this word, for the “-ire” combination – the “i” is pronounced like the “igh” combination, there is a phantom consonant letter “y” in-between the “i” and the “r” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next), and the “e” is silent (this is the standard pronunciation of this lettr combination in The Common Tongue), and the “o” disappears

/FIGH-y’r-w’r-ks//ˈfʌiː.jɚ.wɚ.ks/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “ks” ending acts as a fourth syllable –

Firm
 – For this word, the “i” disappears

– /f’rm//fɚm/

Firmly
 – For this word, the “i” disappears, 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’RM-lee//ˈfɚm.liː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Firms
 – For this word, the “i” disappears, and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

– /f’rm-z/ – /fɚm.z/ – Notice also that the “z” ending acts as a second syllable

First
 – For this word, the “i” disappears, and the final “t” is (often) stopped

– /f’r-s[t]//fɚ.s[t]/ – Notice also that the “st” ending (even when the “t” is stopped) acts as a second syllable

Firstly
 – For this word, the “i” disappears, the “t” is (often) stopped, and for the “-ly” suffix – the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e” (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

– /F’R-s[t]-lee//ˈfɚ.s[t].liː/ – Notice also that the “st” ending (even when the “t” is stopped) acts as a second syllable

Fish
 – For this word, the “i” is short

/fihsh//fɪʃ/

Fishing
 – For this word, the first “i” is short, 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)

/FIH-shing//ˈfɪ.ʃɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

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

/fih[t]//fɪ[t]/

Five
 – For this word, the “i” is long, and the final “e”

– /faiv/ – /faiv/ –

Fix
 – For this word, the “i” is short, and the “x” is pronounced like the “ks” combination

/fih-ks//fɪ.ks/ – Notice also that the “ks” ending acts as a second syllable

Fixed
 – For this word, the “i” is short, the “x” is pronounced like the “ks” combination, and since the root-word ends with the letter “x” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent, and the final “d” is pronounced like the letter “t”

/FIH-ks-t/ – /ˈfɪ.ks.t/ – Notice also that the stress is on the fist syllable and that the “x” and the “t” ending act as a second and third syllable –

Fixture
– For this word, the “i” is short, the “x” is pronounced as the “ks” combination, 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)

/FIH-ks-ch’r//ˈfɪ.ks.tʃɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “ks” sound acts as a separate syllable

 

 

 

– ( American English Pronunciation – Letter F ) –


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