– American English Pronunciation –

– ( Letter H:  Hy ) –


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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.

 


Hy

 

Ha . He . Hi . Ho . Hr . Hu

 

Hybrid
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “y” is pronounced like the long letter “i”, the “i” is an i-schwa, and the final “d” is a flap-d but is (often) stopped

/HAI-brih[d]//ˈhai.bɹə(ɪ)[ɾ]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Hydro-
– For this prefix, the “H” is pronounced, the “y” is pronounced like the “igh” combination, the “d” is pronounced like the soft letter “g” (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), and the “o” is long

/HIGH-dʒroh//ˈhʌiː.dʒɹo/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Hyperion
– For this name, the “H” is pronounced, the “y” is pronounced like the “igh” combination, the “e” is long, the “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, and the “o” turns into an true-schwa

/high-PEER-ee-ən//hʌiː.ˈpiːɹ.iː.ən/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

Hyper-Sensitivity
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “y” is pronounced like the “igh” combination, and for the “-er” suffix – the “e” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue), then the second “e” is short, the first “i” is an i-schwa, the third “i” 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)

/high-p’r-sehn-sih-TIH-vih-dee//ˌhʌiː.pɚ.ˌsɛn.sə(ɪ).ˈtɪ.və(ɪ).ɾiː/ – Notice also that there are minor stresses on the first and third syllables and that the major stress is on the fifth syllable

Hyphenate
– For this word, the “H” is pronounce, the “y” is pronounced like the “igh” combination, the “ph” combination is pronounced like the letter “f” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue),, 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)

/HIGH-fih-nay[t]//ˈhʌiː.fə(ɪ).ne[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Hypocrisy
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “y” is pronounced like the short letter “i”, the “o” is short, the “c” is hard, the “i” is an i-schwa, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/hih-PAH-krih-see//hɪ.ˈpɑ.kɹə(ɪ).siː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

Hypocrite
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “y” is pronounced like the short letter “i”, the “o” turns into a true-schwa, the “c” is hard, the “i” is an i-schwa, the “t” is (usually) stopped, and the final “e” is silent

/HIH-pə-krih[t]//ˈhɪ.pə.kɹɪ[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Hypocritical (hypo-Critical)
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “y” turns into an i-schwa, the “o” turns into a true-schwa, the “c” is hard, the “i” is short, the “t” is a flap-t, for the “-ic” suffix – the “i” is an i-schwa, and the “c” is hard, then for then “-al” suffix – the “a” turns into a true-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix combination in The Common Tongue)

/HIH-pə-krih.dih.kəl//ˈhɪ.pə.kɹɪ.ɾə(ɪ).kəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Hypothesis
– For this word, the “y” is pronounced like the long letter “i”, the “o” is short, the “th” combination is un-voiced, the “e” is a true-schwa, and the “i” is an i-schwa

/hai-PAH-thə-sihs//haiː.ˈpɑ.thə.sə(ɪ)s/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

Hypothesize
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “y” is pronounced like the short letter “i”, the “o” is short, the “th” combination is un-voiced, the “e” turns into a true-schwa, and for the “-ize” suffix – the “i” is long, and the final “e” is silent

/hai-PAH-thih-saiz//haiːˈpɑ.θə.saiːz / – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

Hypothesized
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “y” is pronounced like the short letter “i”, the “o” is short, the “th” combination is un-voiced, the “e” turns into a true-schwa, and for the “-ize” suffix – the “i” is long, the “e” merges with the “-ed” ending, and since the root-word ends with the sound of the letter “z” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent, and the “d” is (often) stopped

/hai-PAH-thih-saiz-[d]//haiːˈpɑ.θə.saiːz.[d] / – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable and that the “d” ending (when not stopped) acts as a fifth syllable

Hypothetical
– For this word, the “H” is pronounced, the “y” is pronounced like the “igh” combination, the “o” turns into a u-schwa, the “th” combination is un-voiced, the “e” is short, the second “t” is a flap-t, and for the “-ic” suffix – the “i” is an i-schwa, and the final “c” is hard (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue), and for the “-al” suffix – the “a” turns into a true-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/high-puh-THEH-tih-k’l//hʌiː.pə(ʌ).θɛ.ɾɪ.kəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

 

– ( American English Pronunciation – Letter H ) –


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