– American English Pronunciation –

– ( Letter K:  Ke ) –


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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.

 


Ke

 

Ka . Ki . Kn . Ko

 

 

Keen
– For this word, the “ee” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “e” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/keen//kiːn/

 

Keep
– For this word,the “ee” 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 “p” is (often) stopped

/kee[p]//kiː[p]/

 

Keg
– For this word, the “e” is short, and the final “g” is hard but is (often) stopped

/keh[g]//kɛ[g]/

 

Kegerator
– For this word, the first “e” is short, the “g” is hard, the second “e” disappears, the “a” is True Long “A”, the “t” is a flap-d, and for the “-or” suffixthe “o” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/KEH-g’r-ay-d’r//ˈkɛ.gɚ.e.ɾɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Kent
– For this name, the “e” is short, and since it is a person’s name and because of its similarity to the word “can’t” – the “t” is almost never stopped

/kehn-t//kɛn.t/ – Notice also that the “t” ending acts as a second syllable

 

Kettle
– For this word, the first “e” is short, the “tt” combination is pronounced like the single flap-t (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), there is a phantom-schwa in-between the “t” and the “l” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next), and the final “e” is silent

/KEH-dəl//ˈkɛ.ɾəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Key
– For this word, the “ey” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “e”

/kee//kiː/

 

Keys
– For this word, the “ey” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “e”, and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/keez//kiːz/

 

Keyboard (Key-Board)
– For this word, the “ey” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “e”, the “oa” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “o” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the final “d” is (often) stopped

/KEE-bohr-[d]//ˈkiː.boɹ.[d]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “d” ending (when not stopped) acts as a third syllable

 

– ( American English PronunciationLetter K ) –


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