– American English Pronunciation –

– ( Letter F:  Fs, Ft, Fu ) –


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 . Fp – Fr . Ft . Fu . Fv – Fz

 

Ft

 

Fu

 

Fucked
 – For this word, the “u” is short, the “ck” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “k” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), However, because of the “ed” ending the “k” is (often) stopped, and since the root-word ends with the letter “k” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending, and the final “d” is pronounced like the letter “t”

/fuh[k]-t//fʌ[k].t/ – Notice also that the “t” ending acts as a second syllable

Fuel
 – For this word, the “u” is pronounced like the pronoun “you”, and the “e” turns into a true-schwa

/FYOU-əl//ˈfju.əl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Fueled
 – For this word, the “u” is pronounced like the pronoun “you”, the “e” turns into a true-schwa, and since the root-word ends with the letter “l” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent, and the final “d” is a flap-d but is (often) stopped

/FYOU-əl-[d]//ˈfju.əl.[ɾ]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Fugitive
 – For this word, the “u” is pronounced like the pronoun “you”, the “g” is soft, the first “i” turns into a i-schwa, the “t” is a flap-t, and for the “-ive” suffix – the “i” is an i-schwa, and the final “e” is silent (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

– /FYOU-gih-dihv//ˈfju.dʒə(ɪ).ɾɪv/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Fulfill
 – For this word, the “u” turns into an true-schwa, the first  “l” almost disappears, 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)

/fəl-FIHL/ – /fəl.ˈfɪl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable –

Fulfilled
 – For this word, the “u” turns into an true-schwa, the first “l” almost disappears, 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), and since the root-word ends with the letter “l” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent, and the final “d” is a flap-d, but is (often) stopped

/fəl-FIHL-[d]/ – /fəl.ˈfɪl.[ɾ]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable and that the “d” ending (when not stopped) acts as a third syllable –

Fulfilling
 – For this word, the “u” turns into an true-schwa, the first “l” almost disappears, 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), 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)

/fəl-FIHL-ing/ – /fəl.ˈfɪl.ɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable –

Full
 – For this word, the “u” turns into an 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)

/fəl//fəl/

Fully
 – For this word, 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”

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

Fumble
– For this word, the “u” is short, 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”

/FUHM-bəl//ˈfʌm.bəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Fun
 – For this word, the “u” is short

– /fuhn/ – /fʌn/ –

Function
 – For this word, the “u” is short, the “n” is pronounced like the “ng” combination (this is due to the placement of the hard “c” directly after it), the “c” is hard, and for the “-tion” suffix – the “ti” combination is pronounced like the un-voiced “sh” combination, and the “o” turns into an i-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

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

Functions
 – For this word, just remember that the “u” is short, the “n” is pronounced like the “ng” combination (this is due to the placement of the hard letter “c” directly after it), the “c” is hard, for the “-tion” suffix – the “ti” combination is pronounced like the un-voiced “sh” combination, and the “o” turns into an i-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue), and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/FUHŋ-kshihn-z//ˈfʌŋ.kʃə(ɪ)n.z/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “z” ending acts as a third syllable

Fund
 – For this word, the “u” is short, and the final “d” is (often) stopped

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

Funding
 – For this word, the “u” 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)

– /FUHN-ding/ – /ˈfʌn.dɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

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

/fuhn-duh-MEHN-təl//ˌfʌn.də(ʌ).ˈmɛn.təl/ – Notice also that there is a minor stress on the first syllable and that the major stress is on the third syllable

Funeral
 – For this word, the “u” is pronounced like the pronoun “you”, the “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)

/FYOON-rəl//ˈfjun.ɹəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Funny
 – For this word, the “u” is short, the “nn” combination is pronounce simply like the single letter “n” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the final letter “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/FUH-nee//ˈfʌ.niː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Fur
 – For this word, the “u” disappears

/f’r//fɚ/

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

/F’R-nihsh//ˈfɚ.nə(ɪ)ʃ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Furnished
 – For this word, the “u” disappears, and for the “-ish” suffix – the “i” is an i-schwa, 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 sound of the “sh” combination – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent, and the final “d” is pronounced like the letter “t” but is (sometimes) stopped

/F’R-nihsh-[t]//ˈfɚ.nə(ɪ)ʃ.[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Furniture
 – For this word, the first “u” disappears, the “i” turns into an i-schwa, 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)

/F’R-nih-ch’r//ˈfɚ.nə(ɪ).tʃɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Further
 – For this word, the “u” disappears, 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)

/F’R-th’r//ˈfɚ.ðɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Furthermore (Further-More)
– For this word, the “u” disappears, the “th” combination is voiced, for the “-er” suffix – the “e” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue), the “o” is long, and the final “e” is silent

/F’R-th’r-mohr//ˈfɚ.ðɚ.moɹ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Fuschia
 – For this word, the “u” is pronounced like the pronoun “you”, the “sch” combination is pronounced simply like the un-voiced “sh” combination, and the “ia” combination turns into a u-schwa

/FYOO-shuh//ˈfju.ʃə(ʌ)/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Fusion
 – For this word, the “u” is pronounced like the pronoun “you”, and for the “-sion” suffix – the “si” combination is pronounced like the voiced “sh” combination, and the “o” turns into an i-schwa (this is one of two standard pronunciations of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/FYOU-zhihn/ – /ˈfju.ʒə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

Future
 – For this word, the first “u” is pronounced like the pronoun “you”, 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)

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

Fuzzy
 – For this word, the “u” is short, the “zz” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “z” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/FUH-zee//ˈfʌ.ziː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

 

– ( American English Pronunciation – Letter F ) –


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