– American English Pronunciation–

– (Letter G:  Ga) –


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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.

 


Ga

 

Ge . Gi . Gl . Go . Gr . Gu . Gy

 

G
– The name of this letter is pronounced like the soft letter “g”, and the long letter “e”

/dʒee//dʒiː/

Gadget
– For this word, the “G” is hard, the “a” is short, the “dg” combination is pronounced simply like the soft letter “g” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “e” turns into an i-schwa, and the final “t” is (often) stopped

/-dʒih[t]//ˈgæ.dʒə(ɪ)[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

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

/-dʒih-ts//ˈgæ.dʒə(ɪ).ts/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “ts” ending acts as a third syllable

Gain
– For this word, the “G” is hard, the “ai” combination is pronounced like The Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/gayn//geiːn/

Gained
– For this word, the “G” is hard, the “ai” combination is pronounced like The Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), 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 (sometimes) stopped

/gayn-[d]//geiːn.[d]/ – Notice also that the “d” ending acts as a second syllable

Gaining
– For this word, the “G” is hard, the “ai” combination is pronounced like The Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong (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)

/gay-ning//geiː.nɪŋ/

Galactic
– For this word, the “G” is hard, the first “a” turns into a u-schwa, the second “a” is short, the first “c” is hard but is (often) stopped, and for the “-ic” suffix – the “i” is an i-schwa, and the final “c” is hard but is (sometimes) stopped (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/guh-Læ[k]-tih[k]//gə(ʌ).ˈlæ[k].tə(ɪ)[k]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

Gallon
– For this word, the “G” is hard, the “a” 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 “o” turns into an i-schwa

/-lihn//ˈgæ.lə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Gamble
– For this word, the “G” is hard, the “a” is short, there is a phantom-schwa in-between the “b” and the “l” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the final “e” is silent

/Gæm-bəl//ˈgæm.bəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Gambling
– For this word, the “G” is hard, the “a” is short, there is a phantom-schwa in-between the “b” and the “l” (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)

/GæM-bə-ling//ˈgæm.bə.lɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

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

/gaym//geiːm/

Gang
– For this word, the “G” is hard, the “a” is short, and the “ng” combination is pronounced like in the word “sing, or “ring” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/gæng//gæŋ/

Gap
– For this word, the “G” is hard, the “a” is short, and the final “p” is (often) stopped

/gæ[p]//gæ[p]/

Garage
– For this word, the “G” is hard, the first “a” turns into a true-schwa, the second “a” is pronounced like the short letter “o”, the second “g” is soft, and the final “e” is silent

/gə-RAH-dʒ//gə.ˈɹɑ.dʒ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable and that the soft “g” ending acts as a third syllable

Garages
– For this word, the “G” is hard, the first “a” turns into a true-schwa, the second “a” is pronounced like the short letter “o”, the second “g” is soft, the “e” turns into an i-schwa, and the final “s” is pronounced (almost) like the letter “z”

/gə-RAH-dʒihz//gə.ˈɹɑ.dʒə(ɪ)z/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable and that the soft “g” ending acts as a third syllable

Garbage
– For this word, the “G” is hard, the first “a” is pronounced like the short letter “o”, and for the “-age” suffix – the “a” turns into an i-schwa, the “g” is soft, and the “e” is silent (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/GAHR-bih-dʒ//ˈgɑɹ.bə(ɪ).dʒ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the soft “g” ending acts as a third syllable

Garbageman
– For this word, the “G” is hard, the first “a” is pronounced like the short letter “o”, for the “-age” suffix – the “a” turns into an i-schwa, the “g” is soft, and the “e” is silent (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue), and third the “a” is short

/GAHR-bih-dʒ-mæn//ˈgɑɹ.bə(ɪ).dʒ.mæn/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Garden
– For this word, the “G” is hard, the “a” is pronounced like the short letter “o”, the “d” is a flap-d, and for the “-en” suffix – the “e” turns into an i-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/GAHR-dihn//ˈgɑɹ.ɾə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Garlic
– For this word, the “G” is hard, the “a” is pronounced like the short letter “o”, and for the “-ic” suffix – the “i” is an i-schwa, and the final “c” is hard but is (sometimes) stopped (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/GAHR-lih[k]//ˈgɑɹ.lə(ɪ)[k]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Gas
– For this word, the “G” is hard, and the “a” is short

/gæs//gæs/

Gasoline
– For this word, the “g” is hard, the “a” is short, the “o” turns into a true-schwa, the “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, and the final “e” is silent

/gæ-sə-LEEN//gæ.sə.ˈliːn/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

Gate
– For this word, the “G” is hard, and for the “-ate” ending – the “a” is a True Long “A”, the “t” is (usually) stopped,
and the final “e” is silent (this is one of two standard pronunciations of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

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

Gather
– For this word, the “G” is hard, the “a” is short, 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)

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

Gathering
– For this word, the “G” is hard, the “a” is short, the “th” combination is voiced, for the “-er” suffix – the “e” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix 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)

/-th’r-ing//ˈgæ.ðɚ.ɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Gauge
– For this word, the “G” is hard, the “au” combination is pronounced like The True Long “A”, the second “g” is soft, and the final “e” is silent

/gay-dʒ//ge.dʒ/ – Notice also that the soft “g” acts as a second syllable

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

/gayv//geiːv/

 

– ( American English Pronunciation – Letter G ) –


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