– American English Pronunciation –

– ( Letter K:  Ki ) –


 

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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.

 


Ki

 

Ka . Ke . Kn . Ko

 

Kick
– For this word, the “i” is short, and the “ck” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “k” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/kih-k//kɪ.k/ – Notice also that the “k” ending acts as a second syllable

 

Kicked
– For this word, the “i” is short, the “ck” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “k” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue) but is (often) stopped, and since the root-word ends with the sound of the letter “k” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent, and the final “d” is pronounced like the letter “t”

/KIH-[k]-t//ˈkɪ.[k].t/ – Notice also that the “t” ending acts as a separate syllable

 

Kid
– For this word the “i” is short, and the “d” is a flap-d but is (often) stopped

/kih[d]//kɪ[ɾ]/

 

Kill
– For this word, the “i” is short, 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)

/kihl//kɪl/

 

Killing
– For this word, the “i” is short, 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 “-ing” suffix is pronounced like in the word “sing” or “ring” (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/KIH-ling//ˈkɪ.lɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Kilogram (kilo-Gram)
– For this word, the “i” is short, the “o” turns into a u-schwa, the “g” is hard, and the “a” is short

/KIH-luh-græm//ˈkɪ.lə(ʌ).gɹæm/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Kilometer (kilo-Meter)
– For this word, there are two accepted pronunciations –

For The First: the “i” is an i-schwa, the “o” turns into a u-schwa, the first “e” is long, the “t” is a flap-t, and the second “e” disappears

For The Second: the “i” is short, the “o” is short, the first “e” turns into an i-schwa, the “t” is a flap-t, and the second “e” disappears

– /KIH-lə-mee-d’r/– /ˈkɪ.lə.miː.ɾɚ/–
– Or–
/kih-LAH-mih-d’r//kə(ɪ).ˈlɑ.mə(ɪ).ɾɚ/ – Notice also that the stress changes location depending on the pronunciation

 

Kind
– For this word, the “i” is long

/kain-d//kaiːn.d/ – Notice also that the “d” ending acts as a second syllable

 

Kindergarten
– For this word, the “i” is short, the first “e” disappears, the “g” is hard, the “a” is pronounced like the short letter “o”, the “t” is a flap-t, and the second “e” turns into an i-schwa

/KIHN-d’r-gahr-dihn//ˈkɪn.dɚ.gɑɹ.ɾə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Kindly
– For this word, the “i” is long, the “d” is (usually) stopped, and for the “-ly” suffix – the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/KAIN-[d]-lee//ˈkaiːn.[d].liː/ – Notice also that the “d” ending acts as a second syllable

 

Kindness
– For this word, the “i” is long, the “d” is (usually) stopped, and for the “-ness” suffix – the “e” turns into an i-schwa, and the “ss” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “s” (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/KAIN-[d]-nihs//ˈkaiːn.[d].nə(ɪ)s/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Kinesthetic
– For this word, the first “i” is short, the first “e” turns into an i-schwa, the “th” combination in un-voiced, the second “e” is short, the the second “t” is a flap-t, and for the “-ic” suffix – the “i” is an i-schwa and the “c” is hard, but is (often) stopped

/kih-nehs-THEH-dih[k]//kə(ɪ).nə(ɪ)s.ˈθɛ.ɾə(ɪ)[k]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

 

King
– For this word, the “ing” combination is pronounce like in the word “sing” or “ring” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/king//kɪŋ/

 

Kiosk
 – For this word, the “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, there is a phantom consonant letter “y” in-between the “i” and the “o” (this is a product of the transition from one vowel sound to the next), and the “o” is short, and the final “k” is (often) stopped

/KEE-yah-sk//ˈkiː.jɑ.sk/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “sk” ending (even if the “k” is stopped) acts as a separate syllable

 

Kiss
– For this word, the “i” is short, and the “ss” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “s” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/kihs//kɪs/

 

Kitchen
– For this word, the “i” is short, the “tch” combination is pronounced simply like the “ch” combination, and for the “-en” suffix – the “e” turns into an i-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/KIH-chihn//ˈkɪ.tʃə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Kitten
– For this word, the “i” is short, the “tt” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “t” but is (usually) stopped (this is NOT the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and for the “-en” suffix – the “e” turns into an i-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/KIH’-ihn//ˈkɪ.ʔə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

– ( American English Pronunciation – Letter K – Ki ) –


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