– American English Pronunciation –

– ( Letter K:  Ka ) –


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 words 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 through-out 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.

 


Ka

 

Ke . Ki . Kn . Ko

 

 

Kabul
– For this word, the “a” turns into a u-schwa, and the “u” is long

/kuh-BOOL//kə(ʌ).ˈbul/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable –  Take The TOEFL iBT Exam in Kabul

 

Karaoke
– For this word, the first “a” is a “Long “A” / Short “I” Diphthong (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), the second “a” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, the “o” is long, and the final “e” is long

/kayr-ee-OH-kee//keɪɹ.iː.ˈo.kiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

 

Kathryn
– For this word, the “a” is short, the “th” combination is un-voiced, and the “y” turns into an i-schwa

/KæTH-rihn//ˈkæθ.ɹə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Kayaking
– For this word, the first “a” is pronounced like the long letter “i”, the “y” takes the consonant sound, the second “a” is short, and the “-ing” suffix is pronounced like in the words “sing” or “ring” (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/KAI-yæ-king//ˈkaiː.yæ.kɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

– ( American English PronunciationLetter K ) –


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