– American English Pronunciation –

– ( Letter K:  Kn ) –


 

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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.

 


Kk

 

Ka . Ke . Ki . Ko

 

Knee
– For this word, the “K” is silent (this is the standard pronunciation of the “kn” combination in The Common Tongue), and 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)

/nee//niː/

 

Knew
– For this word, the “K” (this is the standard pronunciation of the “kn” combination in The Common Tongue), and the “ew” combination is pronounced like the long letter “u”

/noo//nu/

 

Knife
– For this word, the “K” (this is the standard pronunciation of the “kn” combination in The Common Tongue), the “i” is pronounced like the “igh” combination, and the final “e” is silent

/nighf//nʌiːf/ – Notice also that the “f” ending acts as a second syllable

 

Knit
– For this word, the “K” (this is the standard pronunciation of the “kn” combination in The Common Tongue), the “i” is short, and the final “t” is (usually) stopped

/nih[t]//nɪ[t]/

 

Knitted
– For this word, the “K” (this is the standard pronunciation of the “kn” combination in The Common Tongue), the “i” is short, the “tt” combination is pronounced simply like the single flap-t (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and since the root-word ends with the letter “t” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending turns into an i-schwa, and the final “d” is a flap-d

/NIH-dihd//ˈnɪ.ɾə(ɪ)ɾ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Knitting
– For this word, the “K” is silent (this is the standard pronunciation of the “kn” combination in The Common Tongue), the first “i” is short, the “tt” combination is pronounced simply like the single flap-t (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)

/NIH-ding//ˈnɪ.ɾɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Knives
– For this word, the “K” is silent (this is the standard pronunciation of the “kn” combination in The Common Tongue), the “i” is pronounced like the “igh” combination, the “e” is silent, and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/nigh-vz//nʌiː.vz/ – Notice also that the “vs” ending acts as a separate syllable

 

Knock
– For this word, the “K” is silent (this is the standard pronunciation of the “kn” combination in The Common Tongue), the “o” 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)

/nah-k//nɑk/ – Notice also that the “k” ending acts as a second syllable

 

Knot
– For this word, the “K” (this is the standard pronunciation of the “kn” combination in The Common Tongue), the “o” is short, and the final “t” is (usually) stopped

/nah[t]//nɑ[t]/

 

Know
– For this word, the “K” is silent (this is the standard pronunciation of the “kn” combination in The Common Tongue), and the “ow” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “o” (the “w” does not affect the pronunciation of the letter “o”)

/noh//no/

 

Knowing
– For this word, the “K” is silent, the “o” is long, 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)

/NOH-wing//ˈno.wɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Knowledge
– For this word, the “K” is silent (this is the standard pronunciation of the “kn” combination in The Common Tongue), the “ow” combination is pronounced simply like the single short letter “o” (the “w” does not affect the pronunciation of the letter “o”), the “e” turns into an i-schwa, the “dg” combination is pronounced simply like the single soft letter “g” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the final “e” is silent

/NAH-lihdʒ//ˈnɑ.lə(ɪ)dʒ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Knowledgeable (Knowledge-able)
– For this word, the “K” is silent (this is the standard pronunciation of the “kn” combination in The Common Tongue), the “ow” combination is pronounced simply like the single short letter “o” (the “w” does not affect the pronunciation of the letter “o”), the “e” turns into an i-schwa, the “dg” combination is pronounced simply like the single soft letter “g” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the second “e” is silent, and for the “-able” suffix – the “a” turns into a true-schwa, there is a phantom-schwa in-between the “b” and the “l”, and the final “e” is silent (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/NAH-lidʒ-ə-bəl//ˈnɑ.lə(ɪ)dʒ.ə.bəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Knowledgeably
 – For this word, the “K” is silent (this is the standard pronunciation of the “kn” combination in The Common Tongue), the “ow” combination is pronounced simply like the single short letter “o” (the “w” does not affect the pronunciation of the letter “o”), the “e” turns into an i-schwa, the “dg” combination is pronounced simply like the single soft letter “g” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the second “e” is silent, and for the “-able” suffix – the “a” turns into a true-schwa, and the final “e” is dropped before the addition of the “-ly” suffix, and for the “-ly” suffix – the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e” silent (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/NAH-lidʒ-ə-blee//ˈnɑ.lə(ɪ)dʒ.ə.bliː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Known
– For this word, the “K” is silent (this is the standard pronunciation of the “kn” combination in The Common Tongue), the “ow” combination is pronounced simply like the single short letter “o” (the “w” does not affect the pronunciation of the letter “o”)

/nohn//non/

 

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


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