– American English Pronunciation –

– ( Letter I:  Is ) –


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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.

 


Is

 

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

 

Is
– For this word, the “I” is short, and the “s” is pronounced like the letter “z”

/ihz//ɪz/

 

ISIS
– For this acronym, since we can pronounce it as a name, the “I” is pronounced like the “igh” combination, and the second “I” turns into an i-schwa

/IGH-sihs//ˈʌiː.sə(ɪ)s/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Islam
– For this word, the “I” is an i-schwa, and the “a” is pronounced like the short letter “o”

/ihs-LAHM//ɪs.ˈlɑm/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Island
– For this word, the “I” is long, the “s” is silent, the “a” turns into an i-schwa, and the final “d” is (sometimes) stopped

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

 

Islands
– For this word, the “I” is long, the “s” is silent, the “a” turns into an i-schwa, and the final “s” is pronounced (almost) like the letter “z”

/Ai-lihn-dz//ˈaiː.lə(ɪ)n.dz/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “dz” ending acts as a separate syllable

 

Isolated
– For this word, the “I” is pronounced like the “igh” combination, the “o” turns into a u-schwa, the “a” is a True Long “A”, the “t” is a flap-t, and since the root-word ends with the sound of the letter “t” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending turns into an i-schwa, and the final “d” is (often) stopped

/IGH-suh-lay-dih[d]//ʌiː.sə(ʌ).le.ɾə(ɪ)[d]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Isolating
– For this word, the “I” is pronounced like the “igh” combination, the “o” turns into a true-schwa, the “a” is a True Long “A”, the “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)

/igh-sə-LAY-ding//ʌiː.sə.ˈle.ɾɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

 

Isolation
– For this word, the “I” is pronounced like the “igh” combination, the “o” turns into a true-schwa, 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 the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/igh-sə-LAY-shihn//ʌiː.sə.ˈleiː.ʃə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

 

Issue
– For this word, the “I” is short, the “ss” combination is pronounced like the un-voiced “sh” combination, and the “ue” combination is pronounced like the pronoun “you”

/IH-shyou//ˈɪ.ʃju/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Issues
– For this word, the “I” is short, the “ss” combination is pronounced like the un-voiced “sh” combination, the “ue” combination is pronounced like the pronoun “you”, and the final “s” is pronounced like the letter “z”

/IH-shyouz//ˈɪ.ʃjuz/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

ISUS
– For this acronym, since we can pronounce it as a name, the “I” is pronounced like the “igh” combination, and the “U” turns into an i-schwa

/IGH-sihs//ˈʌiː.sə(ɪ)s/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

– ( American English Pronunciation – Letter I ) –


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