– American English Pronunciation –

– ( Letter O:  Of ) –


 

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.

 


Of

 

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

Of
– For this word, the “O” is pronounce like the short letter “u”, and the “f” is pronounced like the letter “v”

/uhv//ʌv/

 

Off
– For this word, the “o” is pronounced like the “aw” combination, and the “ff” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “f” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/awf//ɔf/

 

Offence
– For this word, the “O” turns into a u-schwa, the “ff” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “f”, and for the “-ence” suffix – the “e” is short, the “c” is soft, and the final “e” is silent (this is NOT the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/uh-FEHN-s//ə(ʌ).ˈfɛn.s/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable and that the “s” ending acts as a third syllable

 

Offend
– For this word, the “O” turns into a u-schwa, the “ff” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “f” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “e” is short, and the final “d” is (often) stopped

/uh-FEHN-[d]//ə(ʌ).ˈfɛn.[d]/ – Notice also that –

 

Offense [sports]
– For this word, the “O” is pronounced like the “aw” combination, the “ff” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “f” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the first “e” is short, and the final “e” is silent

/AW-fehn-s//ˈɔ.fɛn.s/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “s” ending acts as a third syllable –

 

Offensive
– For this word, the “O” turns into a true-schwa, the “ff” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “f” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the first “e” is short, and for the “-ive” suffix – the “i” is an i-schwa, and the final “e” is silent (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/ə-FEHN-sihv//ə.ˈfɛn.sə(ɪ)v/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Offer
– For this word, the “O” is pronounced like the “aw” combination, the “ff” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “f” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the “e” disappears

/AW-f’r//ˈɔ.fɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Office
– For this word, the “O” is pronounced like the “aw” combination, the “ff” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “f” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and for the “-ice” suffix – the “i” is an i-schwa, the “c” is soft, and the final
“e” is silent (this is one of two standard pronunciations of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/AW-fihs//ˈɔ.fə(ɪ)s/ – Notice also that –

 

Officer
– For this word, the “O” is pronounced like the “aw” combination, the “ff” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “f” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), for the “-ice” suffix – the “i” is an i-schwa, the “c” is soft, the “e” is combines with the “-er” suffix, and for the “-er” suffix – the “e” disappears (this is one of two standard pronunciations of this suffix in The Common Tongue),

/AW-fih-s’r//ˈɔ.fə(ɪ).sɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Official
– For this word, the “O” turns into a true-schwa, the “ff” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “f” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the first “i” is short, and for the “-cial” suffix – the “ci” combination is pronounced like the un-voiced “sh” combination, and the “a” turns into a true-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/ə-FIH-sh’l//ə.ˈfɪ.ʃ[ə]l/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Officially
–For this word, the “O” turns into a true-schwa, the “ff” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “f” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the first “i” is short, for the “-cial” suffix – the “ci” combination is pronounced like the un-voiced “sh” combination, and the “a” turns into a true-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)

/ə-FIH-shə-lee//ə.ˈfɪ.ʃə.liː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Often
– For this word, the “O” is pronounced like the “aw” combination, the “t” can be either silent or pronounced depending on preference, and the “e” turns into an i-schwa

/AWF-[t]ihn//ˈɔf.[t]ə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

– ( American English Pronunciation – Letter O ) –

 


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