– American English Pronunciation –

– ( Letter O:  Oc ) –


 

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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.

 


Oc

 

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

 

Occasion
– For this word, the “O” is long, the “cc” combination is pronounced simply like the single hard letter “c”, the “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, and for the “-sion” suffix – the “si” combination is pronounced like the voiced “sh” combination, and the “o” turns into an i-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/oh-KAY-zhihn//o-ˈkeiː.ʒə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Occasionally
– For this word, the “O” is long, the “cc” combination is pronounced simply like the single hard letter “c”, the first “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, for the “-sion” – the “si” combination is pronounced like the voiced “sh” combination, the “o” turns into an i-schwa, and for the “-ally” suffix – the “a” turns into a true-schwa, 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 letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/oh-KAY-zhin-əl-ee//o-ˈkeiː.ʒə(ɪ)n.əl.iː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Occupancy
– For this word, the “O” is short, the “cc” combination is pronounced simply like the single hard letter “c”, the “u” is pronounced like the pronoun “you”, and for the “-ancy” suffix – the “a” turns into an i-schwa, the “c” is soft, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e” (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/AH-kyoo-pihn-see//ˈɑ.kju.pə(ɪ)n.siː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Occupied
– For this word, the “O” is short, the “cc” combination is pronounced simply as the single hard letter “c”, the “u” is pronounced like the pronoun “you”, the “i” is long (not pronounced as an “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 (often) stopped

/AH-kyoo-pai[d]//ˈɑ.kju.paiː[ɾ]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Occupy
– For this word, the “O” is short, the “cc” combination is pronounced simply as the single hard letter “c”, the “u” is pronounced like the pronoun “you”, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “i”

/AH-kyoo-pai//ˈɑ.kju.paiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Occur
– For this word, the “O” turns into a u-schwa, the “cc” combination is pronounced simply like the single hard letter “c”, and the “u” disappears

/uh-K’R//ə(ʌ).ˈkɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Occurred
– For this word, the “O” turns into a u-schwa, the “cc” combination is pronounced simply like the single hard letter “c”, the “u” disappears, the “rr” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “r” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and since the root-word ends with the letter “r” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent, and the final “d” is a flap-d but is (often) stopped

/uh-K’R-‘[d]//ə(ʌ).ˈkəɹ.[ɾ]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable and that the “d” ending (when not stopped) acts as a third syllable

 

Ocean
– For this word, the “O” is long, the “ce” combination is pronounced like the un-voiced “sh” combination, and the “a” turns into an i-schwa

/OH-shihn//ˈo.ʃɪn/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

October
– For this word, the “O” is short, the “c” is hard but is (usually) stopped, the second “o” is long, and the “e” disappears

/ah[k]-TOH-b’r//ɑ[k].ˈto.bɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Octopus
– For this word, the “O” is short, the “c” is hard but is (often) stopped, the second “o” turns into a u-schwa, and the “u” turns into a true-schwa

/AHK-tuh-pəs//ˈɑk.tə(ʌ).pəs/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

– ( American English Pronunciation – Letter O ) –

 


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