– American English Pronunciation –

– ( Letter N:  Ne ) –


 

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.

 


Ne

 

Na . Ni . No . Nu

 

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

/neer//niːɹ/

 

Nearby (Near-by)
– For this word, the “ea” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “e”, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “i”

/neer-bai//niːɹ.baiː/ – Notice also that since this word is pronounced as two separate words, there is no discernible word-stress –

 

Nearly (Near-ly)
– For this word, the “ea” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “e”, and for the “-ly” suffix – the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e” (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/NEER-lee//ˈniːɹ.liː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Neat
– For this word, the “ea” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “e”, and the final “t” is (often) stopped

/nee[t]//niː[t]/ – Notice also that the “t” ending (when not stopped) acts as a second syllable

 

Necessarily
– For this word, the first “e” is short, the “c” is soft, the second “e” turns into a true-schwa, the “ss” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “s” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “a” is a Long “A” / Short “I” Diphthong (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), the “i” is an i-schwa, and for the “-ly” suffix – the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e” (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/neh-sə-SAYR-ih-lee//nɛ.sə.ˈseɪɹ.ə(ɪ).liː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

 

Necessary
– For this word, the first “e” is short, the “c” is soft, the second “e” turns into an true-schwa, the “ss” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “s” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “a” is a Long “A” / Short “I” Diphthong (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), and the “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/NEH-sə-sayr-ee//ˈnɛ.sə.seɪɹ.iː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Necessitate
– For this word, the first “e” turns into an i-schwa, the “c” is soft, the second “e” is short, the “ss” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “s” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “i” is an i-schwa, and for the “-ate” suffix – the “a” is a True Long “A”, the “t” is (usually) stopped, and the final “e” is silent (this is one of two standard pronunciations of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/nih-SEH-sih-tay[t]//nə(ɪ).ˈsɛ.sə(ɪ).teiː[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Necessities
– For this word, the first “e” turns into an i-schwa, the “c” is soft, the second “e” is short, the “ss” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “s” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “i” is an i-schwa, the “t” is a flap-t, the “ie” 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 “s” is pronounce almost like the letter “z”

/nih-SEH-sih-deez//nə(ɪ).ˈsɛ.sə(ɪ).ɾiːz/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Necessity
– For this word, the first “e” turns into an i-schwa, the “c” is soft, the second “e” is short, the “ss” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “s” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “i” is an i-schwa, the “t” is a flap-t, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/nih-SEH-sih-dee//nə(ɪ).ˈsɛ.sə(ɪ).ɾiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

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

/nehk//nɛk/

 

Necklace
– For this word, the “e” 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), the “a” turns into an i-schwa, the “c” is soft, and the “e” is silent

/NEHK-lihs//ˈnɛk.lə(ɪ)s/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Need
– 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 “d” is a flap-d but is (usually) stopped

/nee[d]//niː[ɾ]/

 

Needle
– 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), the “d” is a flap-d, there is a phantom-schwa in-between the “d” and the “l”, and the final “e” is silent

/NEE-dəl//ˈniː.ɾəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Negative
– For this word, the “e” is short, the “g” is hard, the “a” turns into a u-schwa, and for the “-ive” suffix – the “i” is an i-schwa, and the final “e” is silent (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/NEH-guh-tihv//ˈnɛ.gə(ʌ).tə(ɪ)v/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

-OR-

Negative
– For this word,the “e” is short, the “g” is hard, the “a” turns into a u-schwa, the “t” is a flap-t, the “i” turns into an i-schwa, and the final “e” is silent

/NEH-guh-dihv//ˈnɛ.gə(ʌ).ɾə(ɪ)v/ – notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Negatively
– For this word, the first “e” is short, the “g” is hard, the “a” turns into a u-schwa, for the “-ive” suffix – the “i” is an i-schwa, the “e” is silent (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue), and for the “-ly” suffix – the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e” (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/NEH-guh-tihv-lee//ˈnɛ.gə(ʌ).tə(ɪ)v.liː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Negligible
– For this word, the “e” is short, the first “g” is short, the first “i” is an i-schwa, the second “g” is soft, the second “i” is an i-schwa, there is a phantom-schwa in-between the “b” and the “l”, and the final “e” is silent

/NEH-glih-dʒih-bəl//ˈnɛ.glə(ɪ).dʒə(ɪ).bəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Negotiate
– For this word, the “e” turns into a true-schwa, the “g” is hard, the “o” is long, the first “t” is pronounced like the “sh” combination (this is due to the placement of the letter “i” directly after it), the first “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, the “a” is a True Long “A”, the second “t” is (often) stopped, and the final “e” is silent

/nə-GOH-shee-ay[t]//nə.ˈgo.ʃiː.e[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Negotiation
– For this word, the “e” turns into a true-schwa, the “g” is hard, the “o” is long, the first “t” is pronounced like the “sh” combination (this is due to the placement of the letter “i” directly after it), the first “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, the “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, and for the “-tion” suffix – the “ti” combination is pronounced like the un-
voiced “sh” combination, and the “o” turns into an i-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/nə-goh-shee-AY-shihn//nə.ˌgo.ʃiː.ˈeiː.ʃə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that there is a minor stress on the second syllable and that the major stress is on the fourth syllable

 

Negotiations
– For this word, the “e” turns into an i-schwa, the “g” is hard, the “o” is long, the first “t” is pronounced like the “sh” combination (this is due to the placement of the letter “i” directly after it), the first “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, the “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, and for the “-tion” suffix – the “ti” combination is pronounced like the un-
voiced “sh” combination, and the “o” turns into an i-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue), and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/nih-goh-shee-AY-shin-z//nə(ɪ).ˌgo.ʃiː.ˈeiː.ʃə(ɪ)n.z/ – Notice also that there is a minor stress on the second syllable and that the main stress is on the fourth syllable

 

Negotiators
– For this word, the “e” turns into a true-schwa, the “g” is hard, the “o” is long, the first “t” is pronounced like the “sh” combination (this is due to the placement of the letter “i” directly after it), the first “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, the “a” is a True Long “A”, the second “t” is (often) stopped, the “o” disappears, and the final “s” is pronounced (almost) like the letter “z”

/nə-GOH-shee-ay-d’rz//nə.ˈgo.ʃiː.e.ɾɚz/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Neighbor
– For this word, the “eigh” combination is pronounced like the Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, and the “o” disappears

/NAY-b’r//ˈneiː.bɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Neighborhood
– For this word, the “eigh” combination is pronounced like the Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, the first “o” disappears, and for the “-hood” combination – the “oo” combination turns into a true-schwa, and the final “d” is a flap-d but is (often) stopped (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/NAY-b’r-hə[d]//ˈneiː.bɚ.hə[ɾ]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Neither
– For this word, the “ei” combination is pronounce in two commonly accepted ways: 1. it is pronounced like the single long letter “i” 2. it is pronounce like the single long letter “e” (it is simply a matter of personal preference), the “th” combination is voiced, and the “e” disappears

/NAI-th’r//ˈnaiː.ðɚ/ – OR – /NEE-th’r//ˈniː.ðɚ/ – Notice also that, in both pronunciations, the stress is on the first syllable

 

Nephew
– For this word, the first “e” is short, the “ph” combination is pronounced like the letter “f” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the “ew” combination is pronounced like the pronoun “you”

/NEH-fyou//ˈnɛ.fju/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Nephews
– For this word, the first “e” is short, the “ph” combination is pronounced like the letter “f” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination The Common Tongue), the “ew” combination is pronounced like the pronoun “you”, and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/NEH-fyouz//ˈnɛ.fjuz/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Nepotism
– For this word, the “e” is short, the “o” turns into a u-schwa, and for the “-ism” suffix – the “i” is an i-schwa, and there is a true-schwa in-between the “s” and the “m” (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/NEH-puh-tih-zəm//ˈnɛ.pə(ʌ).tə(ɪ).zəm/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Nerve
– For this word, the first “e” disappears, and the final “e” is silent

/n’r-v//nɚ.v/ – Notice also that the “v” ending acts as a second syllable

 

Nervous
– For this word, the first “e” disappears, and for the “-ous” suffix – the “ou” combination turns into an i-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/N’R-vihs//ˈnɚ.və(ɪ)s/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Nervousness
– For this word, the first “e” disappears, for the “-ous” suffix – the “ou” combination turns into an i-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue), 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 letter combination in The Common Tongue) & (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/N’R-vihs-nihs//ˈnɚ.və(ɪ)s.nə(ɪ)s/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Nest
– For this word, the “e” is short, and the final “t” is (often) stopped

/neh-s[t]//nɛ.s[t]/ – Notice also that the “st” combination (even when the “t” is stopped) acts as a second syllable

 

Nestle
– For this name, the first “e” is short, the “t” is silent, and the final “e” is long

/NEHS-lee//ˈnɛs.liː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Net
– For this word, the “e” is short, and the final “t” is (often) stopped

/neh[t]//nɛ[t]/

 

Netiquette
– For this slang term, the first “e” is short, the first “t” is a flap-t, the “i” is an i-schwa, the “qu” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “k”, the second “e” turns into an i-schwa, the “tt” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “t” but is (often) stopped, and the final “e” is silent

/NEH-dih-kih[t]//ˈnɛ.ɾə(ɪ).kɪ[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Network
– For this word, the “e” is short, the “t” is (usually) stopped, the “o” disappears, and the final “k” is (often) stopped

/NEH[T]-w’r-[k]//ˈnɛ[t].wɚ.[k]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “k” ending (when not stopped) acts as a third syllable

 

Networked
– For this word, the first “e” is short, the “t” is (usually) stopped, the “o” disappears, the “k” is (often) stopped, and since the root-word ends with the letter “k” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent and the final “d” is pronounced like the letter “t”

/NEH[T]-w’r-[k]-t//ˈnɛ[t].wɚ.[k].t/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the final “t” acts as a separate syllable

 

Networking
– For this word, the “e” is short, the “t” is (usually) stopped, the “o” disappears, 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)

/NEH[T]-w’r-king//ˈnɛ[t].wɚ.kɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Neuro-Psychological
– For this word, for the “neuro-” prefix – the “eu” combination is turns into a true-schwa, and the “o” is long (this is the standard pronunciation of this prefix in The Common Tongue), for the “Psycho-” prefix – the “Ps” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “s”, the “y” is pronounced like the “igh” combination, and the “o” turns into a true-schwa (this is one of two standard pronunciations of this prefix in The Common Tongue), the third “o” is short, the “i” is an i-schwa, the “c” is hard, and for the “-al” suffix – the “a” turns into a true-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/nə-roh-sigh-kə-LAH-dʒih-kəl//ˌnə.ɹo.ˌsʌiː.kə.ˈlɑ.dʒə(ɪ).kəl/ – Notice also that there are minor stresses on the first and third syllables and that the major stress is on the fifth syllable

 

Neutral
– For this word, the “eu” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “u”, the “t” is pronounced like the “ch” combination (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), and the “a” turns into a true-schwa

/NOO-chrəl//ˈnu.tʃəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Never
– For this word, the first “e” is short, and the second “e” disappears

/NEH-v’r//ˈnɛ.vɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Nevertheless (never-the-less)
– For this word, the first “e” is short, the second “e” disappears, the “th” combination is voiced, the third “e” turns into a u-schwa, the fourth “e” is short, and the final “ss” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “s” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/neh-v’r-thuh-LEHS//ˌnɛ.vɚ.ðə(ʌ).ˈlɛs/ – Notice also that there is a minor stress on the first syllable and that the major stress is on the last syllable

 

New
– For this word, the “ew” combination is pronounced like the long letter “u”

/noo//nu/

 

New Hampshire
– For the first name, the “ew” combination is pronounced like the long letter “u” – then the “H” is pronounced, the “a” is short, the “p” is (usually) stopped, the “i” disappears, and the final “e” is silent

/noo-HæM[P]-sh’r//nu.ˈhæm[p].ʃɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable of the second word –

 

New York
– For this name, the “ew” combination is pronounced like the long letter “u” – then the “Y” takes the consonant sound, the “o” is long, and the final “k” is (sometimes) stopped

/noo-YOHR-[k]//nu-ˈjor.[k]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable and that the “k” ending (when not stopped) acts as a third syllable

 

Newly
– For this word, the “ew” combination is pronounced like the long letter “u”, and for the “-ly” suffix – the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e” (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue),

/NOO-lee//ˈnu.liː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

News
– For this word, the “ew” combination is pronounced like the long letter “u”, and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/noo-z//nu.z/ – Notice also that the “z” ending acts as a second syllable

 

Newspaper
– For this word, the “ew” combination is pronounced like the long letter “u”, and the “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”, the “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, and the “e” disappears

/NOOZ-pay-p’r//ˈnuz.peiː.pɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Next
– For this word, the “e” is short, and the “x” is pronounced like the “ks” combination, and the final “t” is (often) stopped

/NEHK-s[t]//ˈnɛk.s[t]/ – Notice also that the “st” ending (even when the “t” is stopped) acts as a second syllable

 

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