– American English Pronunciation–

– ( Letter G:  Gl ) –


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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.

 


Gl

 

Ga . Ge . Gi . Go . Gr . Gu . Gy

 

Glad
– For this word, the “G” is hard, the “a” is short, and the final “d” is a flap-d

/glæ//glæɾ/ – Notice also that the “d” ending acts a second syllable

Glaringly
– For this word, the “G” is hard, the “a” is a Long “A” / Short “I” Diphthong (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), the “-ing” suffix is pronounced like in the word “sing” or “ring” (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)

/GAYR-ing-lee//gleɪɹ.ɪŋ.liː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Glass
– For this word, the “G” is hard, the “a” is short, and the “ss” combination is pronounced like the single letter “s” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/glæs//glæs/

Glasses
– For this word, the “G” is hard, the “a” is short, and the “ss” combination is pronounced like the single letter “s” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “e” turns into an i-schwa, and the final “s” is pronounced (almost) like the letter “z”

/GLæ-sihz//ˈglæ.sə(ɪ)z/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Glazed
– For this word, the “G” is hard, the “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, and since the root-word ends with the sound of the letter “z” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent, and the final “d” is (sometimes) stopped

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

Global
– For this word, the “g” is hard, the “o” 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)

/GLOH-b’l//glo.bəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Globalization
– For this word, the “G” is hard, the “o” is long, 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 second “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)

/gloh-b’l-ai-ZAY-shihn//ˌglo.bəl.aiː.ˈzeiː.ʃə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that there is a minor stress on the first syllable and the major stress is on the fourth syllable

Globalized
– For this word, the “G” is hard, the “o” is long, 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, the “e” merges with the “-ed” ending, and since the root-word ends with the sound of the letter “z” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent, and the final “d” is (often) stopped

/GLOH-bə-laiz-[d]//ˈglo.bə.laiːz.[d]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “d” ending (when not stopped) acts as a fourth syllable

Gloomy
– For this word, the “G” is hard, the “oo” combination is pronounced like the long letter “u” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue),

/GLU-mee//ˈglu.miː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Glove
– For this word, the “G” is hard, the “o” is pronounced like the short letter “u”, and the final “e” is silent

/gluhv//glʌv/

Glue
– For this word, the “G” is hard, and the “ue” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “u”

/gloo//glu/

 

– ( American English Pronunciation – Letter G ) –


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