– American English Pronunciation –

– ( Letter I: Ir ) –


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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.

 


Ir

 

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

 

Irate
– For this word, the “I” is long, 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)

/ai-RAY[T]//aiː.ˈɹe[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Ireland
– For this word, the “I” is pronounced the “igh” combination, there is a phantom consonant letter “y” in-between the “I” and the “r” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next), the “e” disappears, and for the “-land” suffix – the “a” turns into an i-schwa, and the final “d” is (often) stopped (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/IGH-y’r-lihn-[d]//ˈʌiː.jɚ.lə(ɪ)n.[d]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and the “d” ending (when not stopped) acts as a separate syllable

 

Iron
– For this word, the “I” is pronounced like the “igh” combination, there is a phantom consonant letter “y” in-between the “I” and the “r” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to another), and the “o” disappears

/IGH-yrn//ˈʌiː.jɚn/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Ironed
– For this word, the “I” is pronounced like the “igh” combination, there is a phantom consonant “y” in-between the “I” and the “r” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to another), the “o” disappears, and since the root-word ends with the letter “n” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent, and the final “d” si (sometimes) stopped

/IGH-yrn-[d]//ˈʌiː.jɚn.[d]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “d” ending (when not stopped) acts as a third syllable

 

Ironically
– For this word, the “I” is long, the “o” is short, 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 “-ally suffix – the “a” disappears, 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)

/ai-RAH-nihk-lee//aiː.ˈɹɑ.nɪk.liː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Ironing
– For this word, the “I” is pronounced like the “igh” combination, there is a phantom consonant “y” in-between the “I” and the “r” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to another), the “o” disappears, and “-ing” combination is pronounced like in the word “sing” or “ring” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/IGH-yr-nign//ˈʌiː.jɚ.nɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Irregularities (ir-Regular-ities)
– For this word, the “I” is an i-schwa, 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 “e” is short, the “g” is hard, the “u” is pronounced like the pronoun “you”, 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 an i-schwa, the “t” is a flap-t, the “ie” combination is pronounced simply like the single 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”

/ih-reh-gyoo-LAYR-ih-deez//ə(ɪ).ˌɹɛ.gju.ˈleɪɹ.ə(ɪ).ɾiːz/ – Notice also that there is a minor stress on second syllable and that the major stress is on the fourth syllable

 

Irregularity (ir-Regular-ity)
– For this word, the “I” is an i-schwa, 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 “e” is short, the “g” is hard, the “u” is pronounced like the pronoun “you”, the “a” is a Long “A” / Short “I” Diphthong (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), 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)

/ih-reh-gyoo-LAYR-ih-dee//ə(ɪ).ˌɹɛ.gju.ˈleɪɹ.ə(ɪ).ɾə(ɪ).ɾiː/ – Notice also that there is a minor stress on second syllable and that the major stress is on the fourth syllable

 

Irrelevant (ir-Relevant)
– For this word, the “I” is an i-schwa, 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 first “e” is short, the second “e” 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)

/ih-REH-lih-vihn[t]//ə(ɪ).ˈɹɛ.lə(ɪ).və(ɪ)n.[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Irritate
– For this word, the “I” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, 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 second “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)

/EER-ih-tay[t]//ˈiːɹ.ə(ɪ).te[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Irritated
– For this word, the “I” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, 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 second “i” is an i-schwa, 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), and since the root-word ends with the sound of the letter “t” (even if it is stopped) – the “e” of the “-ed” ending turns into an i-schwa, and the final “d” is a flap-d but is often stopped

/EER-ih-tay-dih[d]//ˈiːɹ.ə(ɪ).te.ɾə(ɪ)[ɾ]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Irritating
– For this word, the “I” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, 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 second “i” is an i-schwa, the “a” is a True Long “A”, the second “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)

/EER-ih-tay-ding//iːɹ.ə(ɪ).te.ɾɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Irving
– For this name, the “I” disappears, 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)

/R-ving//ˈɚ.vɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

– ( American English Pronunciation – Letter I ) –


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