– American English Pronunciation –

– ( Letter G:  Gu ) –


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 words 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 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.

 


Gu

 

Ga . Ge . Gi . Gl . Go . Gr . Gy

 

 

Guarantee
– For this word, the “G” is hard, the “ua” combination is pronounced like the Long “A” / Short “I” Diphthong (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), the second “a” turns into an i-schwa, and the “ee” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “e” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/gayr-ihn-TEE//geɪɹ.ə(ɪ)n.ˈtiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

 

Guaranteed
– For this word, the “G” is hard, the “ua” combination is pronounced like the Long “A” / Short “I” Diphthong (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), the second “a” turns into an i-schwa, the “ee” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “e” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the final “d” is a flap-d but is (often) stopped

/gayr-ihn-TEE[D]//ˌgeɪɹ.ə(ɪ)n.ˈtiː[ɾ]/ – Notice also that there is a minor stress on the first syllable and that the major stress is on the third syllable

 

Guard
– For this word, the “G” is hard, the “ua” combination is pronounced simply like the short letter “o”, and the final “d” is a flap-d but is (often) stopped

/gahr-[d]//gɑɹ.[ɾ]/

 

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

/GAHR-dee-ihn//ˈgɑɹ.ɾiː.ə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

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

/gehs//gɛs/

 

Guest
– For this word, the “G” is hard, the “ue” combination is pronounced simply like the single short letter “e”, and the final “t” is (often) stopped

/gehs-[t]//gɛs.[t]/ – Notice also that the “t” ending (when not stopped) acts as a second syllable

 

Guests
– For this word, the “G” is hard, the “ue” combination is pronounced simply like the single short letter “e”

/gehs-ts//gɛs.ts/ – Notice also that the “ts” ending acts as a second syllable

 

Guidance
– For this word, the “G” is hard, the “ui” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “i”, the “d” is a flap-d, 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)

/GAI-dihn-s//ˈgaiː.ɾə(ɪ)n.s/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and the “s” ending acts as a third syllable

 

Guide
– For this word, the “G” is hard, the “ui” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “i”, the “d” is a flap-d but is (often) stopped, and the final “e” is silent

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

 

Guilty
– For this word, the “G” is hard, the “ui” combination is pronounced simply like the single shor letter “i”, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/GIHL-tee//ˈgɪl.tiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Guitar
– For this word, the “G” is hard, the “ui” combination turns into an i-schwa, and the “a” is pronounced like the short letter “o”

/gih-TAHR]//gə(ɪ).ˈtɑɹ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Guitarist
– For this word, the “G” is hard, the “ui” combination turns into an i-schwa, the “a” is pronounced like the short letter “o”, and for the “-ist” suffix – the “i” is an i-schwa, and the final “t” is (often) stopped (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/gih-TAHR-ihs-[t]//gə(ɪ).ˈtɑɹ.ə(ɪ)s.[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable and that the “t” ending (when not stopped) acts as a fourth syllable

 

Gun
– For this word, the “G” is hard, and the “u” is short

/guhn//gʌn/

 

Guttural
– For this word, the “G” is hard, the first “u” is short, the “tt” combination (usually) turns into a flap-d (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the second “u” 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)

/GUH-d’r-əl//ˈgʌ.ɾɚ.əl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Guy
– For this word, the “G” is hard, and the “uy” combination is pronounced like the long letter “i”

/gai//gaiː/

 

– ( American English PronunciationLetter G ) –


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