– American English Pronunciation –

– ( Letter I:  Il ) –


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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.

 


Ii

 

Ic . Id . If . Ig . Im . Ina-Inm . Inn-Inz . Ip . Iq . Ir . Is . It

 

I’ll
– For this contracted word combination, the “I” is long, there is a phantom-schwa in-between the “I” and the “l”, 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)

/AI-əl//ˈaiː.əl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Ill
– For this word, the “I” 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)

/ihl//ɪl/

 

Illegal
– For this word, the “I” is an i-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), the “e” is long, the “g” is hard, and for the “-al” suffix – the “a” turns into a true-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/ihl-EE-gəl//ə(ɪ)l.ˈiː.gəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Illinois
– For this word, the “I” 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 second “i” is an i-schwa, the “oi” combination is pronounced like the “oy” combination, and the final “s” is silent

/ihl-ih-NOY//ɪl.ə(ɪ).ˈnoiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

 

Illness
– For this word, the “I” 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 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)

/IHL-nihs//ˈɪl.nə(ɪ)s/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Illusion
– For this word, the “I” is an i-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), the “u” is long, and for the “-sion” suffix – the “si” combination is pronounced like the voiced “sh” combination, and the “o” turns into an i-schwa (this is one of two standard pronunciations of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/ih-LOO-zhin//ə(ɪ).ˈlu.ʒə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Illustrate
– For this word, the “I” 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 “u” turns into an i-schwa the first “t” is pronounced like the “ch” combination (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), 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)

/IHL-ihs-chray[t]//ˈɪl.ə(ɪ)s.tʃɹe[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Illustration
– For this word, the “I” 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 “u” turns into an i-schwa the first “t” is pronounced like the “ch” combination (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), the “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, 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 one of two standard pronunciations of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/ihl-ihs-CHRAY-shihn//ɪl.ə(ɪ)s.ˈtʃɹe.ʃə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

 

– ( American English Pronunciation – Letter I ) –


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