– American English Pronunciation –

– ( Letter O:  Ob ) –


 

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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.

 


Ob

 

Oc . Od . Oe . Of . Oh . Oi . Ok . Ol . Om . On . Op . Or . Ot . Ou . Ov . Ow . Ox

 

Obesity
– For this word, the “O” is long, the “e” is long, the “e” is long, and for the “-ity” suffix – the “i” turns into an i-schwa, the “t” is a flap-t, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e” (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/oh-BEE-sih-dee//o.ˈbiː.sə(ɪ).ɾiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Obey
– For this word, the “O” is long, and the “ey” combination is pronounced like the long letter “a”

/oh-BAY//o.ˈbeiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Object
– For this word, the “O” is short, the “b” is (usually) stopped, the “j” is pronounced like the soft letter “g” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter in The Common Tongue), the “e” is short, and the “c” is hard but is (usually) stopped

/AH[B]-dʒeh[k]-t//ˈɑ[b].dʒɛ[k].t/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “t” ending acts as a third syllable

 

Objective
– For this word, the “O” turns into a true-schwa, the “b” is (usually) stopped, the “j” is pronounced like the soft letter “g” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter in The Common Tongue), the “e” is short, the “c” is hard but is (usually) stopped, and for the “-ive” suffix – the “i” turns into an i-schwa, and the final “e” is silent (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/ə[b].dʒEH[K]-tihv//ə[b].ˈdʒɛ[k].tə(ɪ)v/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Objectives
– For this word, the “O” turns into a true-schwa, the “j” is pronounced like the soft letter “g” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter in The Common Tongue), the “e” is short, the “c” is hard but is (often) stopped, and for the “-ive” suffix – the “i” turns into an i-schwa, and the “e” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue), and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/əb-dʒEHK-dihv-z//əb.ˈdʒɛk.də(ɪ)v.z/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable and that the “z” ending acts as a fourth syllable

 

Objectivity
– For this word, the “O” is short, the “b” is (usually) stopped, the “j” is pronounced like the soft letter “g” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter in The Common Tongue), the “e” is short, the “c” is hard but is (usually) stopped, the first “i” is short, and for the “-ity” suffix– the “i” is an i-schwa, the second “t” is a flap-t, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e” (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/ah[b]-dʒeh[k]-TIH-vih-dee//ˌɑ[b].dʒɛ[k].ˈtɪ.və(ɪ).ɾiː/ – Notice also that there is a minor stress on the first syllable and that the major stress is on the third syllable

 

Obligatory (Oblige-atory)
– For this word, the “O” is long, the “i” is short, the “g” is hard, the “a” turns into a true-schwa, the second “o” is long, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/oh-BLIHG-ə-toh-ree//o.ˈblɪ.gə.to.ɹiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Oblige
– For this word, the “O” is long, the “i” is long, the “g” is soft, and the final “e” is silent

/oh-BLAIdʒ//ə(ʌ).blaiːdʒ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable and that the “d” ending (when it is not stopped) acts as a fourth syllable

 

Obliged
– For this word, the “O” is long, the “i” is long, the “g” is soft, and since the root word ends with the sound of the soft letter “g” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent, and the final “d” is (sometimes) stopped

/oh-BLAI-dʒ-[d]//ə(ʌ).blaiː.dʒ.[d]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable and that the soft “g” and the “d” ending (when it is not stopped) acts as a fourth syllable

 

Obscene
– For this word, the “O” turns into a u-schwa, the “b” is (usually) stopped, the “sc” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “s”, the first “e” is long, and the final “e” is silent

/uh[b]-SEEN//ə(ʌ)[b].siːn/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Observation
– For this word, the “O” is short, the “b” is (often) stopped, the “s” is pronounced like the letter “z”, the “e” disappears, 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)

/ah[b]-z’r-VAY-shihn//ɑ[b].zɚ.ˈveiː.ʃə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

 

Observe
– For this word, the “O” turns into a u-schwa, the “b” is (often) stopped, the “s” is pronounced like the letter “z”, the first “e” disappears, and the final “e” is silent

/uh[b]-Z’RV//ə(ʌ)[b].ˈzɚv/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Obsessed
– For this word, the “O” turns into a u-schwa, the “b” is (often) stopped the “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), 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” is pronounced like the letter “t”

/uh[b]-SEH-st//ə(ʌ)[b].ˈsɛ.st/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable and that the “st” ending acts as a third syllable

 

Obstacle
– For this word, the “O” is short, the “b” is (often) stopped, the “a” turns into an i-schwa, the “c” is hard, there is a phantom-schwa in-between the “c” and the “l”, and the final “e” is silent

/AH[B]-stih-kəl//ˈɑ[b].stə(ɪ).kəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Obstacles
– For this word, the “O” is short, the “b” is (often) stopped, the “a” turns into an i-schwa, the “c” is hard, there is a phantom-schwa in-between the “c” and the “l”, the “e” is silent, and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/AH[B]-stih-kəl-z//ˈɑ[b].stə(ɪ).kəl.z/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “z” ending acts as a fourth syllable

 

Obtain
– For this word, the “O” turns into a u-schwa, the “b” is (often) stopped, and the “ai” combination is pronounced like the Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/uh[b]-TAYN//ə(ʌ)[b].ˈteiːn/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Obvious
– For this word, the “O” is short, the “b” is (usually) stopped, the “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, 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)

/AH[B]-vee-ihs//ˈɑ[b].viː.ə(ɪ)s/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Obviously
– For this word, the “O” is short, the “b” is (usually) stopped, the “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, 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 “-ly” suffix – the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e” (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/AH[B]-vee-ihs-lee//ˈɑ[b].viː.ə(ɪ)s.liː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

– ( American English Pronunciation – Letter O ) –

 


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