– American English Pronunciation–

– ( Letter G:  Go ) –


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.

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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.

 


Go

 

Ga . Ge . Gi . Gl . Gr . Gu . Gy

 

Go
– For this word, the “G” is hard, and the “o” is long

/goh//go/

Goal
– For this word, the “G” is hard, and the “oa” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “o” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/gohl//gol/

Goals
– For this word, the “G” is hard, and the “oa” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “o” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/gohl-z//gol.z/ – Notice also that the “z” ending acts as a second syllable

God
– For this word, the “G” is hard, the “o” is short, and the final “d” is a flap-d but is (often) stopped

/gah[d]//gɑ[ɾ]/

Goes
– For this word, the “G” is hard, and the “oe” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “o”, and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/goh-z//go.z/ – Notice also that the “z” ending acts as a separate syllable

Gold
– For this word, the “G” is hard, the “o” is long, and the final “d” is a flap-d but is (often) stopped

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

Good
– For this word, the “G” is hard, the “oo” combination tuns into a true-schwa (like in the word “foot” or “put”), and the final “d” is a flap-d but is (often) stopped

/gə[d]//gə[ɾ]/

Goodbye
– For this word, the “G” is hard, the “oo” combination tuns into a true-schwa (like in the word “foot” or “put”), and the “ye” combination is pronounced like the long letter “i”

/gə[d]-BAI//gə[ɾ].ˈbaiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

Goods
– For this word, the “G” is hard, the “oo” combination tuns into a true-schwa (like in the word “foot” or “put”), and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/gə-dz//gə.dz/ – Notice also that the “dz” ending acts as a second syllable

Goose
– 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), and the final “e” is silent

/goos//gus/

Gopher
– For this word, the “G” is hard, the “o” is long, the “ph” combination is pronounced like the letter “f” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the “e” disappears

/GOH-f’r//ˈgo.fɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

Gorge
– For this word, the “G” is hard, the “o” is long, the second “g” is soft, and the final “e” is silent

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

Gorgeous
– For this word, the “G” is hard, the “o” is long, the second “g” is soft, the “e” is silent, 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)

/GOHR-dʒihs//ˈgoɹ.dʒə(ɪ)s/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Gorges
– For this word, the “G” is hard, the “o” is long, the second “g” is soft, the “e” turns into an i-schwa, and the final “s” is pronounced like the letter “z”

/GOHR-dʒihz//ˈgoɹ.dʒə(ɪ)z/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Gossip
– For this word, the “G” is hard, the “o” is short, the “ss” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “s” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “i” is and i-schwa, and the final “p” is (often) stopped

/GAH-sih[p]//ˈgɑ.sə(ɪ)[p]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Gossiping
– For this word, the “G” is hard, the “o” is short, the “ss” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “s” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “i” is and i-schwa, 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)

/GAH-sih-ping//ˈgɑ.sə(ɪ).pɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

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

/gah[t]//gɑ[t]/ – Notice also that the “t” ending (when not stopped) acts as a separate syllable

Govern
– For this word, the “G” is hard, the “o” is pronounced like the short letter “u”, and for the “-ern” suffix – the “e” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/GUH-v’rn//ˈgʌ.vɚrn/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

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

/GUH-v’r-nihn-s//ˈgʌ.vɚ.nə(ɪ)n.s/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Government
– For this word, the “G” is hard, the “o” is pronounced like the short letter “u”, for the “-ern” suffix – the “e” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue), the “n” is almost silent, and for the “-ment” 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)

/GUH-v’r[n]-mən[t]//ˈgʌ.vɚr[n].mə(ɪ)n[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “t” ending (when not stopped) acts as a fourth syllable

Governments
– For this word, the “G” is hard, the “o” sounds like the short letter “u”, for the “-ern” suffix – the “e” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue), the “n” is almost silent, and for the “-ment” suffix – the “e” turns into an i-schwa

/GUH-v’r[n]-mihn-ts//ˈgʌ.vɚ[n].mə(ɪ)n.ts/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “ts” ending acts as a fourth syllable

Governor
– For this word, the “G” is hard, the “o” is pronounced like the short letter “u”, for the “-ern” suffix – the “e” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue), and for the “-or” suffix – the “o” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/GUH-v’r-n’r//ˈgʌ.vɚ.nɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

– ( American English Pronunciation – Letter G ) –


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