– American English Pronunciation –

– ( Letter F:  Fp, Fq, Fr ) –


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 . Fg – Fi . Fj – Fl . Fm – Fo . FpFr . Fs – Fu . Fv – Fz

 

Fq

 

Fr

Fracture
 – For this word, the “a” is short, the “c” is hard, 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

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

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

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

Fragrance
 – For this word, the first “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, the “g” is hard, and for the “-ance” suffix – the “a” turns into an i-schwa, the “c” is soft, and the final “e” is silent

/FRAY-grihn-s//ˈfɹeiː.gɹə(ɪ)n.s/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “s” ending acts as a separate syllable –

Fragrances
 – For this word, the first “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, the “g” is hard, and for the “-ance” suffix – the “a” turns into an i-schwa, 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”

/FRAY-grihn-sihz//ˈfɹeiː.gɹə(ɪ)n.sə(ɪ)z/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

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

/fraym//fɹeiːm/

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

/fraym-[d]//fɹeiːm.[d]/

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

/fræs/ – /fɹæns/ –

Frankfurt
 – For this word, the “a” is short, the “n” is pronounced like the “ng” combination (this is due to the placement of the letter “k” directly after it), the “u” disappears, and the final “t” is stopped

/FRæŋK-f’r[t]//ˈfɹæŋk.fɚ[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Frankly
 – For this word, the “a” is short, the “n” is pronounced like the “ng” combination (this is due to the placement of the letter “k” 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)

/FRæNG-klee//ˈfɹæŋ.kliː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

Fraud
 – For this word, the “au” combination is pronounced like the “aw” combination, and the final “d” is a flap-d but is (often) stopped

/fraw[d]//fɹɔ[d]/ – Notice also that the “d” ending acts as a second syllable

Fraudulent
 – For this word, the “au” combination is pronounced like the “aw” combination, the final “d” is pronounced like the soft letter “g” (this is due to the placement of the letter “u” directly after it), the “u” turns into a true-schwa, and 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)

/FRAH-dʒə-lihn-[t]//ˈfɹɔ.dʒə.lə(ɪ)n.[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “t” ending (when not stopped) acts as a second syllable

Freakonomics
 – For this name, the “ea” combination is pronounced like the long letter “e”, the first “o” turns into a u-schwa, the second “o” is short, 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)

/free-kə-NAH-mihks//fɹiː.kə(ʌ).ˈnɑ.mə(ɪ)ks/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable –

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

/free//fɹiː/

Freedom
 – For this word, the “ee” combination is pronounced 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, the “o” turns into a true-schwa

/FREE-dəm//ˈfɹiː.ɾəm/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Freeing
 – For this word, the “ee” combination is pronounced like the single long letter “e” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), there is a phantom consonant letter “y” in-between the “e” and the “i” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next), and the “ing” combination is pronounced like in the word “sing” or “ring” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/FREE-yihŋ//ˈfɹiː.jɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

Freely
 – For this word, the “ee” combination is pronounced like the single long letter “e” (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)

/FREE-liː//ˈfɹiː.liː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

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

/FREE-way//ˈfɹiː.weiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

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

/freez//fɹiːz/ – Notice also that the “z” ending acts as a second syllable

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

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

Frequent
 – For this word, the first “e” is long, the “qu” combination is pronounced like the “kw” combination (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and 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)

/FREE-kwihn[t]//ˈfɹiː.kwə(ɪ)n[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Frequently
 – For this word, the first “e” is long, the “qu” combination is pronounced like the “kw” combination (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), 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)

/FREE-kwihn[t]-lee//ˈfɹiː.kwə(ɪ)n[t].liː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Frescoes
 – For this word, the first “e” is short, the “c” is hard, the “oe” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “o”, and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/FREHS-kohz//ˈfɹɛs.koz/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Fresh
 – For this word, the “e” is short, and the final “sh” combination is un-voiced

/freh-sh//fɹɛ.ʃ/ – Notice also that the “sh” ending acts as a second syllable –

Freshly
  – For this word, the “e” is short, 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)

/freh-shlee//ˈfɹɛ.ʃliː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

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

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

Friday
  – For this word, the “i” is long, the “d” is a flap-d, 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)

/FRAI-day//ˈfɹaiː.ɾeiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Fridge
 – For this word, the “i” is short, the “dg” combination is pronounced simply as the single soft letter “g” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the final “e” is silent

/frih-dʒ//fɹɪ.dʒ/ – Notice also that the soft “g” ending acts as a second syllable

Friend
  – For this word, the “ie” combination is pronounced simply like the single short letter “e”, and the final “d” is (often) stopped

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

Friendliness (Friend-ly-ness)
– For this word, the “ie” combination is pronounced simply like the single short letter “e”, the “d” is (often) stopped, the “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, and for the “-ness” suffix – the “e” turns into an i-schwa, and the “ss” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “s” (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)

/FREHN[D]-lee-nihs//ˈfɹɛn[d].liː.nə(ɪ)s/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Friendly
 – For this word, the “ie” combination is pronounced simply like the single short letter “e”, the “d” 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 letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/FREHN[D]-lee//ˈfɹɛn[d].liː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Friends
 – For this word, the “ie” combination is pronounced like the short letter “e” (this is NOT the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “d” is (often) stopped, and the final “s” is pronounce almost like the letter “z”

/frehn-[d]z//fɹɛn.[d]z/ – Notice also that the “ds” ending acts as a second syllable

Friendship
 – For this word, the “ie” combination is pronounced like the short letter “e” (this is NOT the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “d” is (often) stopped, and for the “-ship” suffix – the “i” is an i-schwa, and the final “p” is (often) stopped (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/frehn-[d]-shih[p]//ˈfɹɛn.[d].ʃə(ɪ)[p]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Fries
 – For this word, the “i” is long, the “e” is silent, and the “s” is pronounced like the letter “z”

/fraiz//fɹaiːz/

Fridge
 – For this word, the “i” is short, the “dg” combination is pronounced like the soft letter “g” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the final “e” is silent

/frih-dʒ/ – /fɹɪ.dʒ/ – Notice also that the “dg” ending acts as a second syllalbe

Fright
 – For this word, the “igh” combination is pronounce 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 (usually) stopped

/fright[t]//fɹʌiː[t]/

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

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

Frightened
 – 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), the “t” is (usually) stopped, for the “-en” suffix – the “e” turns into an i-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue), and since the root-word ends the sound of the letter “n” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent

/FRIGH[T]-‘n-d//ˈfɹʌiːʔ.n.d/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Frightening
 – For this word, the “igh” combination is like in the word “night” or “fight” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “t” is (usually) stopped, for the “-en” suffix – the “e” turns into an i-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue), and the “ing” combination is pronounced like in the word “sing” or “ring” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/FRIGH[T]-ning//ˈfɹʌiː[t].ə(ɪ).nɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

From
 – For this word, the “o” is pronounced like the short letter “u”

/fruhm//fɹʌm/

Front
 – For this word, the “o” is pronounced like the short letter “u”, and the final “t” is (often) stopped

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

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

/FROH-zihn//ˈfɹo.zə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Fruit
 – For this word, the “ui” combination is pronounced like the long letter “u”, and the final “t” is (often) stopped

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

Frustrated
 – For this word, the “u” is short, the “t” is pronounced like the “ch” combination (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it),, 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 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

/FRUHS-chray-dih[d]//ˈfɹʌs.tʃɹe.ɾə(ɪ)[ɾ]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

Frustrating
 – For this word, the “u” is short, the “t” is pronounced like the “ch” combination (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), the “a” is a TRUE Long, the “t” (usually) turns into a flap-d, and the “ing” combination is pronounced like in the word “sing” or “ring” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

– /FRUHS-chray-ding//ˈfɹʌs.tʃɹeiː.ɾɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

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

/frai//fɹaiː/

 

 

 

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