– American English Pronunciation –

– ( Letter G:  Ge ) –


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The pronunciations are not Universal as there are many different dialects of The English Language — both world-wide, and through-out 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.

 


Ge

 

Ga . Gi . Gl . Go . Gr . Gu . Gy

 

 

Gear
– For this word, the “G” is hard, the “ea” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “e”

/geer//giːɹ/

 

Geared
– For this word, the “G” is hard, the “ea” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “e”, and since the root-word ends with the letter “r” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent and the final “d” is a flap-d but is (often) stopped

/geer-[d]//giːɹ.[ɾ]/

 

Geese
– For this word, the “G” is hard, the “ee” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “e”, and the final “e” is silent

/gees//giːs/

 

Gender
– For this word, the “G” is soft, the first “e” is short, and for the “-er” suffixthe “e” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

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

 

General
– For this word, the “G” is soft, the first “e” is short, the second “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)

/dʒEHN-rəl//ˈdʒɛn.ɹəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Generalization
– For this word, the “G” is soft, the first “e” is short, the second “e” disappears, for the “-al” suffix – the “a” turns into a true-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue), the “i” is long, the “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, 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)

/dʒehn-rəl-ai-ZAY-shihn//dʒɛn.ɹəl.aiː.ˈzeiː.ʃə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Generalize
– For this word, the “G” is soft, the first “e” is short, the second “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), and for the “-ize” suffix – the “i” is long, and the final “e” is silent (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/dʒEHN-rəl-aiz//ˈdʒɛn.ɹəl.aiːz/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Generally
– For this word, the “G” is soft, the first “e” is short, the second “e” disappears, and for the “-ally suffixthe “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)

/dʒEHN-rə-lee//ˈdʒɛn.ɹə.liː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Generate
– For this word, the “G” is soft, the first “e” is short, the second “e” disappears, and for the “-ate” suffixthe “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)

/dʒEH-n’r-ay[t]//ˈdʒɛ.nɚ.e[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Generation
– For this word, the “G” is soft, the first “e” is short, the second “e” disappears, the “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, 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)

/dʒeh-n’r-AY-shihn//dʒɛ.nɚ.ˈeiː.ʃə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

 

Generator
– For this word, the “G” is soft, the first “e” is short, the second “e” disappears, the “a” is a True Long “A”, the “t” is a flap-t, and for the “-or” suffixthe “o” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/dʒEH-n’r-AY-d’r//ˈdʒɛ.nɚ.e.ɾɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

 

Generosity
– For this word, the “G” is soft, the first “e” is short, the second “e” disappears, the “o” 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)

/dʒeh-n’r-AH-sih-dee//dʒ.nɚ.ˈa.sə(ɪ).ɾiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

 

Generous
– For this word, the “G” is soft, the first “e” is short, the second “e” disappears, and for the “-ous” suffix – the “ou” combination turns into an i-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/dʒEH-n’r-ihs//ˈdʒɛ.nɚ.ə(ɪ)s/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Geneva
– For this word, the “G” is soft, the first “e” turns into an true-schwa, the second “e” is long, and the “a” turns into a u-schwa

/dʒə-NEE-vuh//dʒə.ˈniː.və(ʌ)/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Genie
– For this word, the “G” is soft, the first “e” is long, and the “ie” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “e”

/dʒEE-nee//ˈdʒiː.niː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Genre
– For this word, the “G” is pronounced like the voiced “sh” combination, the first “e” is pronounced like the short letter “o”, and the final “e” turns into a u-schwa

/ZHAHN-ruh//ˈʒɑn.ɹə(ʌ)/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

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

/dʒEHN-təl//ˈdʒɛn.təl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Gentleman
– For this word, the “G” is soft, the first “e” is short, there is a phantom-schwa in-between the “t” and the “l” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the second “e” is silent, and for the “-man” suffix – the “a” turns into an i-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/dʒEHN-təl-mihn//ˈdʒɛn.təl.mə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Gently
– For this word, the “G” is soft, the “e” is short, the “t” is (usually) 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)

/dʒEHN-[t]-lee//ˈdʒɛn.[t].liː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Genuine
– For this word, the “G” is soft, the first “e” is short, the “u” is pronounced like the pronoun “you”, the “i” is an i-schwa, and the final “e” is silent

/dʒEHN-yoo-ihn//ˈdʒɛn.ju.ə(ɪ)n / – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Geodesic
– For this word, the “G” is soft, the “e” is long, the “o” is long, the second “e” is short, 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)

/dʒee-oh-DEH-sih[k]//dʒiː.o.ˈdɛ.sə(ɪ)[k]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

 

Geography
– For this word, the “G” is soft, the “e” is long, the “o” is short, the second “g” is hard, the “a” turns into a u-schwa, the “ph” combination is pronounced like the letter “f” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/dʒee-AH-gruh-fee//dʒiː.ˈɑ.gɹə(ʌ).fiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Geological
– For this word, the “G” is soft, the “e” is long, the first “o” turns into a true-schwa, the second “o” is short, the second “g” is soft, the “i” is an i-schwa, and for the “-al” suffix – the “a” turns into a true-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/dʒee-ə-LAH-dʒih-kəl//ˌdʒiː.ə.ˈlɑ.dʒə(ɪ).kəl/ – Notice also that there is a minor stress on the first syllable and that the major stress is on the third syllable

 

Geology
– For this word, the “G” is soft, the “e” is long, for the “-ology” suffix – the first “o” turns into a true-schwa, the second “o” is short, the “g” is soft, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e” (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/dʒee-AH-lə-dʒee//dʒiː.ˈɑ.lədʒiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

German
– For this word the “G” is soft, the “e” disappears, and the “a” turns into an i-schwa

/dʒ’R-mihn//ˈdʒɚ.mə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Germany
– For this word the “G” is soft, the “e” disappears, the “a” turns into an i-schwa, and the “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/dʒ’R-mih-nee//ˈdʒɚ.mə(ɪ).niː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Germs
– For this word, the “G” is soft, the “e” disappears, and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/dʒ’m-z//dʒɚm.z/ – Notice also that the “z” ending acts as a separate syllable

 

Gerund
– For this word, the “G” is soft, the “e” is pronounced like the Long “A” / Short “I” Diphthong, the “u” turns into an i-schwa, and the final “d” is (sometimes) stopped

/dʒAYR-ihn-[d]//ˈdʒeɪɹ.ə(ɪ)n.[d]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Gesture
– For this word, the “G” is soft, the “e” is short, and for the “-ture” suffixthe “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)

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

 

Gestures
– For this word, the “G” is soft, the “e” is short, and for the “-ture” suffixthe “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), and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/dʒEHS-ch’r-z//ˈdʒɛs.tʃɚ.z/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

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

– /geh[t]/ – /gɛ[t]/ – Notice also that –

 

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