– American English Pronunciation –

– ( Letter N:  Ni ) –


 

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.

 


Ni

 

Na . Ne . No . Nu

 

Nibbling
– For this word, the first “i” is short, the “bb” combination is pronounced simply as the single letter “b” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), there is a phantom-schwa in-between the “b” and the “l”, 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-bə-ling//ˈnɪ.bə.lɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Nicaragua
– For this word, the “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, the “c” is hard, the first “a” turns into a u-schwa, the “r” is a flap-r (this means it is “rolled” but only once. This is not a standard sound in English, but as this is the name of a country, it should be pronounced as closely as possible to the way the people of that country pronounce it. This is one of the philosophies and practices of The Common Tongue. The flap-r sound is made the same way as the flap-d and the flap-t), the second “a” is pronounced like the short letter “o”, the “g” is hard, the “u” is pronounced like a “w”, and the final “a” turns into a u-schwa

/nee-kuh-RAH-gwuh//ˌniː.kə(ʌ).ˈɾɑ.gwə(ʌ)/ – Notice also that there is a minor stress on the first syllable and that the major stress is on the third syllable

 

Nice
– For this word, the “i” is pronounced like the “igh” combination, the “c” is soft, and the final “e” is silent

/nighs//nʌiːs/

 

Niceties
– For this word, the “i” is pronounced like the “igh” combination, the “c” is soft, the “e” turns into an i-schwa, the “ie” combination is pronounced like the long letter “e” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/NIGH-sih-teez//ˈnʌiː.sɪ.tiːz/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Nicely
– For this word, the “i” is pronounced like the “igh” combination, the “c” is soft, the “e” is silent, 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)

/NIGHS-lee//ˈnʌiːs.liː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Niche
– For this word, the “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, the “ch” combination is pronounced like the un-voiced “sh” combination, and the final “e” is silent

/neesh//niːʃ/

 

Niece
– For this word, 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), the “c” is soft, and the final “e” is silent

/nees//niːs/

 

Nigeria
– For this word, the “i” is long, the “g” is soft, the “e” is long, the “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, there is a phantom consonant letter “y” in-between the “i” and the “a” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next), and the final “a” is pronounced like the short letter “u”

/nai-dʒEER-ee-yuh//naiː.ˈdʒiːɹiː.jʌ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Night
– For this word, the “igh” combination is pronounced like in the word “right” or “fight” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the final “t” is often Stopped

/nigh-[t]//nʌiː.[t]/ – Notice also that the “t” ending (when not stopped) acts as a second syllable

 

Nightclub
– This word is pronounced as two separate words. For the first word, the “igh” combination is pronounced like in the word “right” or “fight” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the final “t” is often stopped. For the second word, the “c” is hard, the “u” is short, and the final “b” is (often) stopped.

/NIGHT-[T]//ˈnʌiː.[t].klʌ[b]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable, and that the “t” ending (when not stopped) acts as a second syllable

 

Nightmare
– For this word, the “igh” combination is pronounced like in the word “right” or “fight” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the final “t” is often Stopped, the “a” is a Long “A” / Short “I” Diphthong (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), and the final “e” is silent

/NIGH[T]-mayr//nʌiː[t].meɪɹ/ – Notice also that the “t” ending (when not stopped) acts as a second syllable

 

Nikon
– For this word, the “i” is pronounced like the “igh” combination, and the “o” is short

/NIGH-kahn//ˈnʌiː.kɑn/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Nine
– For this word, the “i” is long, and the final “e”

/nain//naiːn/

 

Nineteen
– For this word, the “i” is long, the first “e” is silent, and for the “-teen” suffix the “ee” combination is pronounced simply like the long letter “e” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/nain-TEEN//naiːn.ˈtiːn/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Nineties
– For this word, the “i” is long, the “e” is silent, 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 pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/NAIN-deez//ˈnaiːn.ɾiːz/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Ninety
– For this word, the “i” is long, the “e” is silent, the “t” is a flap-t, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/NAIN-dee//ˈnaiːn.ɾiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Ninety-One
– For this word, the “i” is long, the “e” is silent, the “t” is a flap-t, the “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, the “O” is pronounced like a letter “w” and short letter “u” combination, and the final “e” is silent

/nain-dee-WUHN//naiːn.ɾiː.ˈwʌn/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

 

Ninth
– For this word, the “i” is long, and the “th” combination is un-voiced

/nain-th//naiːn.θ/ – Notice also that the “th” ending acts as a second syllable

 

Nit-Wit
– For this word, the first “i” is short, the first “t” is (usually) stopped, the second “i” is an i-schwa, and the final “t” is (usually) stopped

/NIH[T]-wih[t]//ˈnɪ[t].wə(ɪ)[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

– ( American English Pronunciation – Letter N ) –


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