– American English Pronunciation –

– ( Letter H:  He ) –


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.

 


He

 

Ha . Hi . Ho . Hr . Hu . Hy

 

He
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, and the “e” is long

/hee//hiː/

Head
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “ea” combination is pronounced simply like the single short letter “e”, and the final “d” is a flap-d but is (often) stopped

/heh[d]//hɛ[ɾ]/

Headache (Head-Ache)
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “ea” combination is pronounced simply like the single short letter “e”, the “d” is a flap-d, the “a” is a True Long “A”, the “ch” combination is pronounced simply like the single hard letter “c” but is (often) stopped, and the final “e” is silent

/HEHD-ay-[k]//ˈhɛɾ.e.[k]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “k” ending (when not stopped) acts as a third syllable

Headaches (Head-Ache-s)
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “ea” combination is pronounced simply like the single short letter “e”, the “d” is a flap-d, the “a” is a True Long “A”, the “ch” combination is pronounced simply like the single hard letter “c”, and the “e” is silent

/HEHD-ay-ks//ˈhɛɾ.e.ks/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “ks” ending acts as a third syllable

Headhunter (Head-Hunter)
– For this word, the first “H” is pronounced, the “ea” combination is pronounced simply like the single short letter “e”, the “d” is a flap-d but is (often) stopped, the second “h” is pronounced, the “u” is short, and for the “-er” suffix – the “e” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/HEH[D]-huhn-t’r//ˈhɛ[ɾ].hʌn.tɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Headlines
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “ea” combination is pronounced simply like the single short letter “e”, the “d” is a flap-d but is (usually) stopped, the “i” is long, the “e” is silent, and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/HEH[D]-lain-z//ˈhɛ[d].laiːn.z/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “z” ending acts as a third syllable

Headquarters
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “ea” combination is pronounced simply like the single short letter “e”, the “d” is a flap-d but is (usually) stopped, the “qu” combination is pronounced like the “kw” combination, the “a” is pronounced like the long letter “o”, the “t” is a flap-t, and for the “-er” suffix – the “e” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue), and the “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/HEH[D]-kwohr-d’r-z//ˈhɛ[d].kwoɹ.ɾɚ.z/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “z” ending acts as a fourth syllable

Heal
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “e” is long, and the “a” turns into a true-schwa

/HEE-əl//ˈhiː.əl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Heals
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “e” is long, the “a” turns into a true-schwa, and the “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

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

Health
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “ea” combination is pronounced simply like the single short letter “e”, and the “th” combination is un-voiced

/hehl-th//hɛl.θ/ – Notice also that the “th” ending acts as a second syllable

Healthier
– For this word, the “ea” combination is pronounced simply like the single short letter “e”, the “th” combination is un-voiced, the “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, and for the “-er” suffix – the “e” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/HEHL-thee-‘r//ˈhɛl.θiː.ɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Healthily
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “ea” combination is pronounced like the short letter “e”, the “th” combination is un-voiced, and for the “-ily” suffix – the “i” is an i-schwa, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e” (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/HEHL-thih-lee//ˈhɛl.θə(ɪ).liː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Healthy
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “ea” combination is pronounced simply like the single short letter “e”, the “th” combination is un-voiced, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/HEHL-thee//ˈhɛl.θiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Hear
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “e” is long, and the “a” turns into a true-schwa (this is a product of transitioning from the “e” to the “r” sound)

/hee-ər//hiː.ɚ/

Hearing
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “e” is long, the “a” turns into a true-schwa (this is a product of transitioning from the “e” to the “r” sound), 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)

/HEEər-ing//ˈhiːɚ.ɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Heart
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “ea” combination is pronounced like the short letter “o”, and the final “t” is (sometimes) stopped

/hahr[t]//hɑɹ[t]/

Hearty
– For this word, the “ea” combination is pronounced like the short letter “o”, the “t” is a flap-t, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/HAHR-dee//ˈhɑɹ.ɾiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Heat
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “ea” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “e”, and the final “t” is (usually) stopped

/hee[t]//hiː[t]/

Heater
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “ea” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “e”, the “t” is a flap-t, and for the “-er” suffix – the “e” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/HEE-d’r//ˈhiː.ɾɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Heating
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “ea” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “e”, the “t” is a flap-t, 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)

/HEE-ding//ˈhiː.ɾɪŋ/– Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Heaven
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “ea” combination is pronounced simply like the single short letter “e”, and for the “-en” suffix – the “e” turns into an i-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/HEH-vihn//ˈhɛ.və(ɪ)n/– Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Heavily
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “ea” combination is pronounced simply like the single short letter “e”, and for the “-ily” suffix – the “i” is an i-schwa, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e” (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/HEH-vih-lee//ˈhɛ.və(ɪ).liː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Heavy
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “ea” combination is pronounced simply like the single short letter “e”, and the “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/HEH-vee//ˈhɛ.viː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Hectic
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “e” 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)

/HEH[K]-tih[k]//ˈhɛ[k].tə(ɪ)[k]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Hedging
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “e” is short, the “dg” combination is pronounced simply like the single soft letter “g”, 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)

/HEH-dʒing//ˈhɛ.dʒɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Heel
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, 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), there is s phantom consonant lettr “y” in-between the “ee” combination and the “l” (this is a product of transitioning from one sound to the next)

/HEE-yl//ˈhiː.jl/– Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Height
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “eigh” combination is pronounced like the “igh” combination, and the “t” is (often) stopped

/high[t]//hʌiː[t]/

Heights
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “eigh” combination is pronounced like the “igh” combination

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

Helicopter
– For this word, the “H” is pronounce, the “e” is short, the “i” is an i-schwa, the “c” is hard, the “o” is short, the “p” is almost stopped, and for the “-er” suffix – the “e” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/HEH-lih-kah[p]-t’r//ˈhɛ.lə(ɪ).kɑ[p].tɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Hell
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “e” is short, and the “ll” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “l” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/hehl//hɛl/

Hello
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “e” 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 final “o” is long

/HEHLOH//ˈhɛ.ˈlo/– Notice also that the stress can be on either syllable (but not on both, simply one or the other)

Helmet
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the first “e” is short, the second “e” turns into an i-schwa, and the final “t” is (often) stopped

/HEHL-mih[t]//ˈhɛl.mə(ɪ)[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Helmets
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the first “e” is short, and the second “e” turns into an i-schwa

/HEHL-mih-ts//ˈhɛl.mə(ɪ).ts/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “ts” ending acts as a third syllable

Help
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “e” is short, and the final “p” is (often) stopped

/hehl-[p]//hɛl.[p]/ – Notice also that the “p” (when not stopped) acts as a second syllable

Helped
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “e” is short, the “p” is (usually) stopped, and since the root-word ends with the letter “p” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent, and the final “d” is pronounced like the letter “t”

/hehl[p]-t//hɛl[p].t/ – Notice also that the “t” ending acts a second syllable

Helpful (Help-full)
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, and the “e” is short, the “p” is (often) stopped, and for the “-ful” suffix – the “u” turns into an true-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/HEHL[P]-fəl//ˈhɛl[p].fəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Helpfulness (Help-full-ness)
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “e” is short, the “p” is (often) stopped, for the “-ful” suffix – the “u” turns into an true-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue), and for the “-ness” suffix – the “e” turns into an i-schwa, 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) & (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/HEHL[P]-fəl-nihs//ˈhɛl[p].fəl.nə(ɪ)s/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Hemisphere
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “e” is short, the “i” turns into an i-schwa, the “ph” combination is pronounced like the letter “f” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the first “e” is long, and the final “e” is silent

/HEH-mihs-feer//ˈhɛ.mə(ɪ)s.fiːɹ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Hence
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “e” is short, the “c” is soft, and the final “e” is silent

/hehn-s//hɛn.s/ – Notice also that the soft “c” ending act as a second syllable

Her
– For this word, the “h” is pronounced, and the “e” disappears

/h’r//hɚ/

Herald
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “e” is pronounced like the Long “A” / Short “I” Diphthong (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), the “a” turns into a true-schwa, and the final “d” is (usually) stopped

/HAYR-əl[d]//heɪɹ.əl[d]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Herd
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “e” disappears, and the final “d” is (often) stopped

/h’r[d]//hɚ[d]/

Here
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the first “e” is long, there is a phantom consonant letter “y” in-between the “e” and the “r” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next), and the final “e” is silent

/HEE-yr//ˈhiː.jɚ/– Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Hernia
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “e” disappears, the “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, and the final “a” turns into a u-schwa

/H’R-nee-uh//ˈhɚ.nee.ə(ʌ)/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Hero
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “e” is long, and the “o” is long

/HEE-roh//ˈhiː.ɹo/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Heroic
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “e” turns into an i-schwa, the “o” is long, 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)

/hih-ROH-ih[k]//hə(ɪ).ɹo.ə(ɪ)[k]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

Heroine
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “e” is pronounced like the Long “A” / Short “I” Diphthong (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), the “o” is long, the “i” turns into an i-schwa, and the final “e” is silent

/HAYR-oh-ihn//ˈheɪɹ.o.ə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Hers
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “e” disappears, and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/H’R-z//ˈhɚ.z/ – Notice also that the “s” ending acts as a second syllable

Herself (her-Self)
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the first “e” disappears, and the second “e” is short

/h’r-SEHL-f//hɚ.ˈsɛl.f/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable and that the “f” ending acts as a third syllable

Hesitant
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “e” is short, the “s” is pronounced like the letter “z”, the “i” turns into an i-schwa, and for the “-ant” suffix” – the “a” turns into an i-schwa, and the final “t” is (often) stopped (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/HEH-zih-tihn[t]//ˈhɛ.zə(ɪ).tə(ɪ)n[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “t” ending acts as fourth syllable

Hesitate
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the first “e” is short, the “s” is pronounced like the letter “z”, the “i” is an i-schwa, and for the “-ate” suffix – 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)

/HEH-zih-tay[t]//ˈhɛ.zə(ɪ).te[iː][t]/– Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

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