– American English Pronunciation –

– ( Letter H:  Hu ) –


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.

 


Hu

 

Ha . He . Hi . Ho . Hr . Hy

 

Hug
– For this word, the “u” is short, and the final “g” is hard but is (sometimes) stopped

/huh[g]//hʌ[g]/

 

Huge
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “u” is pronounced like the pronoun “you”, the “g” is soft, and the final “e” is silent

/hyou-dʒ//hju.dʒ/ – Notice also that the soft “g” almost acts as a second syllable

 

Hugely
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “u” is pronounced like the pronoun “you”, the “g” is soft, the “e” is silent, 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)

/HYOUdʒ-lee//ˈhjudʒ.liː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Hugged
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “u” is short, the “gg” combination is pronounced simply like the single hard letter “g” but is (often) stopped (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and since the root-word ends with the letter “g” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent

/huh[g]-d//hʌ[g].d/ – Notice also that the “d” ending acts as a second syllable

 

Hugs
– For this word, the “u” is short, and the final “g” is hard but is (sometimes) stopped, and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/huh-gz//hʌ.gz/ – Notice also that the “gz” ending acts as a separate syllable

 

Human
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “u” is pronounced like the pronoun “you”, and for the “-man” suffix – the “a” turns into an i-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/HYOO-mihn//ˈhju.mə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Humble
 – For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “u” is short, 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

/HUM-bəl//ˈhʌm.bəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Humidity
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “u” is pronounced like the pronoun “you”, the “i” is short, the “d” is a flap-d, 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)

/hyou-MIH-dih-tee//hju.ˈmɪ.ɾə(ɪ).tiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Humiliate
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “u” is pronounced like the pronoun “you”, the first “i” is short, the second “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, there is a phantom consonant letter “y” in-between the “i” and the “a” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next), the “a” is a True Long “A”, and the final “e” is silent

/hyou-mih-lee-YAY[T]//hju.ˌmɪ.liː.ˈe[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Humiliation
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “u” is pronounced like the pronoun “you”, the first “i” is short, the second “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, there is a phantom consonant letter “y” in-between the “i” and the “a” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next), the “a” is long, 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)

/hyou-mih-lee-YAY-shihn//hju.ˌmɪ.liː.ˈjeiː.ʃə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the major stress is on the fourth syllable and the minor stress on the second syllable

 

Hummer
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “u” is short, the “mm” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “m” (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)

/HUH-m’r//ˈhʌ.mɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Humor
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “u” is pronounced like the pronoun “you”, and for the “-or” suffix – the “o” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/HYOU-m’r//ˈhju.mɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Humorous
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the first “u” is pronounced like the pronoun “you”, the first “o” disappears, 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)

/HYOO-m’r-ihs//ˈhju.mɚ.ə(ɪ)s/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Hundred
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “u” is short, the “d” is pronounced like the soft letter “g” (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), the “e” turns into an i-schwa, and the final “d” is a flap-d but is (often) stopped

/HUHN-dʒrih[d]//ˈhʌn.dʒɹə(ɪ)[ɾ]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Hundredth
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “u” is short, the first “d” is pronounced like the soft letter “g” (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), the “e” turns into an i-schwa, the second “d” causes a glottal stop before the “th” combination, and the final “th” combination is un-voiced

/HUHN-dʒrih-`dth//ˈhʌn.dʒɹə(ɪ).ʔθ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Hungarian
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “u” is short, the “n” is pronounced like the “ng” combination (this is due to the “g” being pronounced as a hard “g”), 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 “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, there is a phantom consonant letter “y” in-between the “i” and the “a” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next), and the second “a” turns into an i-schwa

/hung-GAYR-ee-yihn//hʌŋ.ˈge ɪɹ.iː.ə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Hungary
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “u” is short, the “n” is pronounced like the “ng” combination (this is due to the “g” being pronounced as a hard “g”), the “g” is hard, the “a” disappears, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/HUNG-gree//ˈhʌŋ.gɹiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Hunger
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “u” is short, the “n” is pronounced like the “ng” combination (this is due to the “g” being pronounced as a hard “g”), the “g” is hard, and the “e” disappears

/HUNG-g’r//ˈhʌŋ.gɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Hungry
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “u” is short, the “n” is pronounced like the “ng” combination, the “g” is hard (pronounced separately from the “ng” combination), and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/HUNG-gree//ˈhʌŋ.gɹiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Hunt
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “u” is short, and the final “t” (often) stopped

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

 

Hunting
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “u” is short, 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)

/HUHN-ting//ˈhʌn.tɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Hurricane
 – For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “u” disappears, 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 “c” is hard, the “a” is pronounced as the Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, and the final “e” is silent

/H’R-ih-kayn//ˈhɚ.ə(ɪ).keiːn/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Hurry
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “u” disappears, 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 final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/H’R-ee//ˈhɚ.iː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Hurt
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “u” disappears, and the final “t” is (often) stopped

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

 

Hurts
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced and the “u” disappears

/h’r-ts//hɚ.ts/ – Notice also that the “ts” ending acts as a second syllable

 

Husband
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “u” is short, the “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”, and the “a” turns into an i-schwa, and the final “d” is (often) stopped

/HUHZ-bihn-[d]//ˈhʌz.bə(ɪ)n.[d]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “d” ending (when not stopped) acts as a third syllable

 

– ( American English Pronunciation – Letter H ) –


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