– American English Pronunciation –

– ( Letter N:  No ) –


 

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.

 


No

 

Na . Ne . Ni . Nu

 

No
– For this word, the “o” is long

/noh//no/

 

Nobody (no-Body)
– For this word, the first “o” is long, the second “o” turns into a u-schwa, the “d” is a flap-d, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/NOH-buh-dee//ˈno.bə(ʌ).ɾiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

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

/nah[d]//ˈnɑ[ɾ]/

 

Nodding
– For this word, the “o” is short, the “dd” combination is pronounced simply as the single flap-d (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)

/NAH-ding//ˈnɑ.ɾɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Noise
– For this word, the “oi” combination is pronounced like the “oy” combination, the “s” is pronounced like the letter “z”, and the final “e” is silent

/noyz//noiːz/

 

Noises
– For this word, the “oi” combination is pronounced like the “oy” combination, the first “s” is pronounced like the letter “z”, the “e” turns into an i-schwa, and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/NOY-zihz//ˈnoiː.zə(ɪ)z/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Noisy
– For this word, the “oi” combination is pronounced like the “oy” combination, the “s” is pronounced like the letter “z”, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/NOY-zee//ˈnoiː.ziː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

None
– For this word, the “o” is pronounced like the short letter “u”, and the final “e” is silent

/nuhn//nʌn/

 

Non-Sense
– For this word, the “o” is short, the first “e” is short, and the final “e” is silent

/NAHN-sehn-s//ˈnɑn.sɛn.s/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “s” ending acts as a third syllable

 

Noodle
– For this word, “oo” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “u” (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

/NOO-dəl//ˈnu.ɾəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Noodles
– For this word, “oo” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “u” (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”, the “e” is silent, and the “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/NOO-dəl-z//ˈnu.ɾəl.z/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “z” ending acts as a third syllable

 

Nor
– For this word, the “o” is long

/nohr//noɹ/

 

Normal
– For this word, the “o” is long, and the “a” turns into a true-schwa

/NOHR-məl//ˈnoɹ.məl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Normally
– For this word, the “o” is long, the “a” turns into a true-schwa, and for the “-ally suffix – the “a” disappears, 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 final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e” (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/NOHR-məl-ee//ˈnoɹ.məl.iː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

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

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

 

Northern
– For this word, the “o” is long, the “th” combination is voiced, and for the “-ern” suffix – the “e” disappears

/NOHR-th’rn//ˈnoɹ.ðɚn/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Nose
– For this word, the “o” is long, the “s” is pronounced like the letter “z”, and the final “e” is silent

/nohz//noz/

 

Nostalgia
– For this word, the “o” turns into a u-schwa, the first “a” is short, the “g” is soft, and the “ia” combination turns into a u-schwa

/nuh-STæL-dʒuh//nə(ʌ).ˈstæl.dʒə(ʌ)/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Not
– For this word, the “o” is short, and the final “t” is (often) stopped

/nah[t]//nɑ[t]/

 

Notably
– For this word, the “o” is long, the “t” is a flap-t, and for the “-ably” suffix – the “a” turns into a u-schwa, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e” (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/NOH-duh-blee//ˈno.ɾə(ʌ).bliː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Note
– For this word, the “o” is long, the “t” is (usually) stopped, and the final “e” is silent

/noh[t]//no[t]/

 

Notes
– For this word, the “o” is long, and the “e” is silent

/noh-ts//no.ts/ – Notice also that the “ts” ending acts as a second syllable

 

Nothing (no-Thing)
– For this word, the “o” is pronounced like the short letter “u”, the “th” combination is un-voiced, 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)

/NUH-thing//ˈnʌ.θɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Notice
– For this word, the “o” is long, the “t” is a flap-t, the “i” is an i-schwa, the “c” is soft, and the final “e” is silent

/NOH-dihs//ˈno.ɾə(ɪ)s/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Noticeable (Notice-able)
– For this word, the “o” is long, the “t” is a flap-t, the “i” is an i-schwa, the “c” is soft and the first “e” is silent, and for the “-able” suffix – the “a” turns into a u-schwa, there is a phantom-schwa in-between the “b” and the “l” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next), and the final “e” is silent (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/NOH-dihs-uh-bəl//ˈno.ɾə(ɪ).sə(ʌ).bəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Noticeably
 – For this word, the “o” is long, the “t” is a flap-t, the “i” is an i-schwa, the “c” is soft and the first “e” is silent, for the “-able” suffix – the “a” turns into a u-schwa, the “e” is dropped before adding the “y” , and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/NOH-dihs-uh-blee//ˈno.ɾɪs.ə(ʌ).bliː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Noticed
– For this word, the “o” is long, the “t” is a flap-t, the “i” is an i-schwa, the “c” is soft, and since the root word ends with the sound of the letter “s” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent, and the final “d” pronounced like the letter “t” but is (often) stopped

/NOH-dihs-[t]//ˈno.ɾə(ɪ)s.[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “t” ending (when not stopped) acts as a third syllable

 

Notified
– For this word, the “o” is long, the “t” is a flap-t, the first “i” is an i-schwa, the second “i” is long (it is not pronounced in conjunction with the letter “e” as a traditional “ie” combination), and since the root-word ends with the sound of the long letter “i” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent, and the final “d” is a flap-d but is

/NOH-dih-fai[d]//ˈno.ɾə(ɪ).faiːɾ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Noun
– For this word, the “ou” combination is pronounced like the “ow” combination

/nown//nɑun/

 

Novel
– For this word, the “o” is short, and the “e” disappears

/NAH-v’l//ˈnɑ.vl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Novels
– For this word, the “o” is short, the “e” disappears, and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/NAH-v’lz//ˈnɑ.vlz/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

November
– For this word, the “o” is long, the first “e” is short, and for the “-er” suffix – the “e” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/noh-VEHM-b’r//no.ˈvɛm.bɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Novices
– For this word, the “o” is short, the “i” is an i-schwa, the “c” is soft, the “e” turns into an i-schwa, and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/NAH-vih-sihz//ˈnɑ.və(ɪ).sə(ɪ)z/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Now
– For this word, the “ow” combination is pronounced like in the word “how” or “cow” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/now//nɑu/

 

Nowadays
– For this pseudo-word, the “o” is pronounced like in the “ow” combination (separate from the letter “w” which is pronounced as normal), the first “a” turns into a u-schwa, the “ay” combination is pronounced like the Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, and the “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/NOW-wuh-dayz//ˈnɑu.wə(ʌ).deiːz/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Nowhere (no-Where)
– For this word, the “o” is long, the “h” is silent, the first “e” is pronounced like the Long “A” / Short “I” Diphthong (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), and the final “e” is silent

/NOH-wayr//ˈno.weɪɹ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

– ( American English Pronunciation – Letter N ) –


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