– American English Pronunciation –

– ( Letter N:  Nu ) –


 

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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.

 


Nu

 

Na . Ne . Ni . No

 

Nuances
– For this word, the “u” is long, the “a” is pronounced like the short letter “o”, the “c” is soft, and the “e” of the “-es” ending turns into an i-schwa, and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/NOO-ahn-sihz//ˈnu.ɑn.sə(ɪ)z/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Nuclear
– For this word, the “u” is long, the “c” is hard, and the “ea” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “e”

/NOO-kleer//ˈnu.kliːɹ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Numb
– For this word, the “u” is short, and the final “b” is silent

/nuhm//nʌm/

 

Number
– For this word, the “u” is short, and the “e” disappears

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

 

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

/NUHM-b’rz//ˈnʌm.bɚz/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Numerous
– For this word, the “u” is long, the “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)

/NOO-m’r-ihs//ˈnu.mɚ.ə(ɪ)s/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Nurse
– For this word, the “u” disappears, and the final “e” is silent

/n’rs//nɚs/

 

Nursing
– For this word, the “u” 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)

/N’R-sing//ˈnɚ.sɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Nurture
– For this word, the first “u” disappears, the “t” is pronounced like the “ch” combination (this is due to the placement of the letter “u” directly after it), the second “u” disappears, and the final “e” is silent

/N’R-ch’r//ˈnɚ.tʃɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

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

/nuh[t]//nʌ[t]/

 

Nutty
– For this word, the “u” 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 final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/NUH-dee//ˈnʌ.ɾiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Nutrition
– For this word, the “u” is long, the “t” is pronounced like the “ch” combination (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after directly after it), the first “i” is short, 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)

/noo-CHRIH-shihn//nu.ˈtʃɹɪ.ʃə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Nuts
– For this word, the “u” is short

/nuh-ts//nʌ.ts/ – Notice also that the “ts” ending acts as a second syllable

 

– ( American English Pronunciation – Letter N ) –


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