– American English Pronunciation –

– ( Letter H:  Ho ) –


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.

 


Ho

 

Ha . He . Hi . Hr . Hu . Hy

 

Hobbies
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “o” is short, the “bb” combination is pronounced simple like the single letter “b” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “ie” combination is pronounced like the long letter “e” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/HAH-beez//ˈhɑ.biːz/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Hobby
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “o” is short, the “bb” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “b” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/HAH-bee//ˈhɑ.biː/– Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Hold
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “o” is long, and the final “d” is (often) stopped

/hohl[d]//hol[d]/

Hole
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “o” is long, and the final “e” is silent

/hohl//hol/

Holiday
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “o” is short, the “i” is an i-schwa, and the “ay” combination is pronounced like The Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong

/HAH-lih-day//ˈhɑ.lə(ɪ).deiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Holidays
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “o” is short, the “i” is an i-schwa, the “ay” combination is pronounced like The Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/HAH-lih-dayz//ˈhɑ.lə(ɪ).deiːz/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Holistic
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “o” is long, the first “i” is short, the second “i” is an i-schaw, and the final “c” is hard but is (often) stopped

/HOHL-ihs-tih[k]//hol.ˈɪs.tə(ɪ)[k]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

Holland
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “o” 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), the “a” turns into an i-schwa, and the final “d” is (often) stopped

/HAH-lihn[d]//ˈhɑ.lə(ɪ)n[d]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Hollow
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the first “o” 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), the “ow” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “o” (the “w” does not affect the pronunciation)

/HAH-loh//ˈhɑ.lo/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Holy
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “o” is long, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/HOH-lee//ˈho.liː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Home
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “o” is long, and the final “e” is silent

/hohm//hom/

Homework
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the first “o” is long, the “e” is silent, and the second “o” disappears

/HOHM-w’rk//ˈhom.wɚk/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Honest
– For this word, the “H” is silent (this is one of only a few words in The Common Tongue that has the silent “h”), the “o” is short, and for the “-est” 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)

/AH-nihs-[t]//ˈɑ.nə(ɪ)s.[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “t” ending (when not stopped) acts as a third syllable

Honestly
– For this word, the “H” is silent (this is one of only a few words in The Common Tongue that has the silent “h”), the “o” is short, the “e” turns into an i-schwa, the “t” is (often) 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)

/AH-nihs[t]-lee//ˈɑ.nə(ɪ)s[t].liː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Honor
– For this word, the “H” is silent, the first “o” is short, and for the “-or” suffix – the “o” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/AH-n’r//ˈɑ.nɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Honoring
– For this word, the “H” is silent, the first “o” is short, for the “-or” suffix – the “o” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue), 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)

/AH-n’r-ing//ˈɑ.nɚ.ɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Honors
– For this word, the “H” is silent, the first “o” is short, for the “-or” suffix – the “o” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue), and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/AH-n’r-z//ˈɑ.nɚ.z/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “z” ending acts as a third syllable

Hoodie
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “oo” combination tuns into a true-schwa (like in the word “foot” or “put”), the “d” is a flap-d, and the “ie” combination is pronounced simply like the long letter “e”

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

Hook
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “oo” combination tuns into a true-schwa (like in the word “foot” or “put”)

/hək//hək/ – Notice also that the “k” ending acts a second syllable

Hooked
– For this word, the “oo” combination tuns into a true-schwa (like in the word “foot” or “put”), the “k” is (often) stopped, and since the root-word ends with the letter “k” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent and the final “d” is pronounced like the letter “t”

/hə[k]-t//hə[k].t/ – Notice also that the “t” ending acts as a second syllable

Hooligan
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “oo” combination is pronounced like the long letter “u” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “i” is an i-schwa, the “g” is hard, and the “a” turns into an i-schwa

/HOO-lih-gihn//ˈhu.lə(ɪ).gə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Hope
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “o” is long, the “p” is (sometimes) stopped, and the final “e” is silent

/hoh[p]//ho[p]/

Hoped
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “o” is long, the “p” is (sometimes) stopped, and since the root-word ends with the sound of the letter “r” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent, and the final “d” is pronounced like the letter “t”

/hoh[p]-t//ho[p].t/ – Notice also that the “t” ending acts as a second syllable

Hopeful (Hope-full)
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “o” is long, the “p” is almost stopped, the “e” is silent, and for the “-ful” suffix – the “u” turns into a true-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

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

Hopefully (Hope-fully)
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “o” is long, the “p” is almost stopped, the “e” is silent, and for the “-fully” suffix – the “u” turns into a true-schwa, 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)

/HOH[P]-fə-lee//ˈho[p].fə.liː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

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

/hohr-ih-ZAHN-təl//hoɹ.ə(ɪ).ˈzɑn.təl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

Hormone
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the first “o” is long, the second “o” is long, and the final “e” is silent

/HOHR-mohn//ˈhoɹ.mon/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Hormones
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the first “o” is long, the second “o” is long, the “e” is silent, and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/HOHR-mohnz//ˈhoɹ.monz/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

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

/horhn//horn/

Horrible
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “o” is long, the “rr” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “r” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and for the “-ible” suffix – the “i” is an i-schwa, there is a phantom-schwa in-between the “b” and the “l” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next), and the final “e” is silent (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/HOHR-ih-bəl//ˈhoɹ.ə(ɪ).bəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Horrified
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “o” is long, the “rr” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “r” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “i” is an i-schwa, the “i” is long – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent, and the final “d” is a flap-d but is (often) stopped

/HOHR-ih-fai[d]//ˈhoɹ.ə(ɪ).faiː[ɾ]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Horror
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the first “o” is long, the “rr” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “r” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the second “o” disappears

/HOHR-r’r//ˈhor-rɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Horse
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “o” is long, and the final “e” is silent

/hohrs//hors/

Horseshoe (Horse-Shoe)
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “o” is long, the “e” is silent, and the “oe” combination is pronounced like the long letter “u”

/HOHRS-shoo//ˈhoɹs.ʃu/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Hospitable
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “o” is short, the “i” is short, the “t” (usually) turns into the flap-d, and for the “-able” suffix – the “a” turns into a u-schwa, there is a phantom-schwa in-between the “b” and the “l” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next), and the final “e” is silent (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/hahs-PIH-duh-bəl//hɑs.ˈpɪ.ɾə(ʌ).bəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

Hospital
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “o” is short, the “p” is pronounced almost like the letter “b”, the “i” turns into 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)

/HAHS-pih-dəl//ˈhɑs.pə(ɪ).ɾəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Hospitality
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “o” is short, the “p” is pronounced almost like the letter “b”, the “i” is an i-schwa, the “a” 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)

/hahs-pih--lih-dee//hɑs.bə(ɪ).ˈtæ.lə(ɪ).ɾiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

Host
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “o” is long, and the final “t” is (often) stopped

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

Hosted
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “o” is long, the “t” is pronounced almost like the letter “d”, and since the root-word ends with the letter “t” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending turns into an i-schwa, and the “d” is a flap-d but is (often) stopped

/HOH-sdih[d]//ˈho.sdə(ɪ)[ɾ]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Hostess
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “o” is long, and for the “-ess” suffix – the “e” turns into an i-schwa, and the final “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 pronunciations of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/HOHS-tihs//ˈhos.tə(ɪ)s/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Hostile
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “o” is short, and for the “-ile” suffix – the “i” can either be long or disappear, and the “e” is silent – (when the “i” is long, there is a phantom consonant “y” in-between the “i” and the “l” – [this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next]) (these are the two standard pronunciations of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/HAHS-dai-yl//ˈhɑs.daiː.jl/ – OR – /HAHS-dəl//ˈhɑs.dəl/ – Notice also that in both pronunciations the stress is on the first syllable

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

/hah[t]//hɑ[t]/

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

/hoh-TEHL//ho.ˈtɛl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

Hotly
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “o” 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)

/HAH[T]-lee//ˈhɑ[t].liː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Hottest
– For this word, the “o” is short, and the “tt” combination is pronounced simply like the single flap-t, ə ( ɪ )s.[t] – , and for the “-est” 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)

/HAH-dihs.[t]//ˈhɑ.ɾə(ɪ)s.[t]/ – Notice also that the final “t” (when not stopped) acts as a separate syllable

Hour
– For this word, the “H” is NOT pronounced (this is one of only a few words in The Common Tongue where-in the “H” at the beginning of the word is not pronounced), the “ou” combination is pronounced simply like the single short letter “o”, there is a phantom letter “w” in-between the “u” and the “r” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to another)

/AH-wr//ˈɑ.wɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Hours
– For this word, the “H” is NOT pronounced (this is one of only a few words in The Common Tongue where-in the “H” at the beginning of the word is not pronounced), the “ou” combination is pronounced simply like the single short letter “o”, there is a phantom letter “w” in-between the “u” and the “r” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to another), and the final “s” is pronounce almost like the letter “z”

/AH-wr-z//ˈɑ.wɚ.z/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “z” ending acts as a third syllable

House
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “ou” combination is pronounced like the “ow” combination, and the final “e” is silent

/hows//hɑus/

Household
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “ou” combination is pronounced like the “ow” combination, the “e” is silent, the second “h” is pronounced, the “o” is long, and the final “d” is a flap-d but is (often) stopped

/HOWS-hohl-[d]//ˈhɑus.hol.[ɾ]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “d” ending acts as a third syllable

Housing
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “ou” combination is pronounced like the “ow” combination, 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)

/HOW-sing//ˈhɑu.sɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Housekeeper
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “ou” combination is pronounced like the “ow” combination, 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 for the “-er” suffix – the “e” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/HOWS-kee-p’r//ˈhaus.kiː.pɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

How
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, and the “ow” combination is pronounced like in the word “cow” or “plow” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/how//hau/

However (How-Ever)
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “ow” combination is pronounced like in the words “cow” or “plow” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the first “e” is short, and for the “-er” suffix – the “e” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/how-EH-v’r//hau.ˈɛ.vɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

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