– American English Pronunciation –

– ( Letter I:  It ) –


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.

 


It

 

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

 

It
– For this word, the “I” is short, and the final “t” is (usually) stopped

/ih[t]//ˈɪ[t]/

 

It’ll
– For this word, the “I” is short, the “t” is a flap-t, there is Phantom-Schwa in-between the “t” and the “ll” combination (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next), 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)

/IH-dəl//ˈɪ.ɾəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Italian
– For this word, the “I” is an i-schwa, the first “a” is short, the second “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, and the second “a” turns into an i-schwa

/ih-TæL-ee-ihn//ə(ɪ).ˈtæl.iː.ə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Italians
– For this word, the “I” is an i-schwa, the first “a” is short, the second “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, the second “a” turns into an i-schwa, and the final “s” is pronounced like the letter “z”

/ih-TæL-ee-ihnz//ə(ɪ).ˈtæl.iː.ə(ɪ)nz/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Italicized
– For this word, the “I” is an i-schwa, the “a” is short, for the “-ic” suffix – the “i” is an i-schwa, and the “c” is soft (this is NOT the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue), 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 final “d” is (often) stopped

/ih--lih-saiz-[d]//ə(ɪ).ˈtæ.lə(ɪ).saiːz.[d]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable and that the “d” ending acts as a fifth syllable

 

Italics
– For this word, the “I” is an i-schwa, the “a” is short, and for the “-ic” suffix – the “i” is an i-schwa, and the final “c” is hard but is (sometimes) stopped (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/ai--lihk-s//aiː.ˈtæ.lə(ɪ)k.s/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Italy
– For this word, the “I” is short, the “t” is a flap-t, the “a” turns into a true-schwa, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/IH-də-lee//ˈɪ.ɾə.liː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Item
– For this word, the “I” is pronounced like the “igh” combination, the “t” is a flap-t, and the “e” turns into an true-schwa

/IGH-dihm//ˈʌiː.ɾəm/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Items
– For this word, the “I” is pronounced like the “igh” combination, the “t” (usually) turns into a flap-d, the “e” turns into a true-schwa, and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/IGH-dəmz//ˈʌiː.ɾəmz/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Itineraries
– For this word, the “I” is long, the second “i” is short, the “e” disappears, the “a” is a Long “A” / Short “I” Diphthong (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), the “ie” combination is pronounced like the 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”

/ai-TIH-n’r-ayr-eez//aiː.ˈtɪ.nɚ.eɪɹ.iːz/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Its/’s
– For these words, the “I” is short

/ih-ts//ɪ.ts/ – Notice also that the “ts” ending acts as a second syllable

 

Itself
– For this word, the “I” is an i-schwa, the “t” is (often) stopped, and the “e” is short

/ih[t]-SEHL-f//ə(ɪ)[t].ˈsɛl.f/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

– ( American English Pronunciation – Letter I ) –


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