– American English Pronunciation –

– ( Letter O:  On ) –


 

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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.

 


On

 

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

On
– For this word, the “O” is short

/ahn//ɑn/ – Notice also that –

 

Once
– For this word, there is a phantom-W before the “O”, the “O” is pronounced like the short letter “u”, the “c” is soft, and the final “e” is silent

/wuhn-s//wʌn.s/ – Notice also that the “s” ending acts as a second syllable

 

One
– For this word, there is a phantom-W in front of the “O”, the “O” is pronounced like the short letter “u”, and the final “e” is silent

/wuhn//wʌn/

 

Oncology
– For this word, the “O” is short, the “c” is hard, and for the “-ology” suffix – the first “o” is short, the second “o” turns into a true-schwa, the “g” 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)

/ahn-KAH-lə-dʒee//ɑn.ˈkɑ.lə.dʒiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Onion
– For this word, the “O” is pronounced like the short letter “u”, the “i” is pronounced like the consonant letter “y”, and the “o” turns into an i-schwa

/UHN-yihn//ˈʌn.jə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

On-Line
– For this word, the “O” is short, the “i” is long, and the final “e” is silent

/ahn-LAIN//ɑn.ˈlaiːn/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Only
– For this word, the “O” is long, 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)

/OHN-lee/ – /ˈon.liː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Onto
– For this word, the “O” is short, and the final “o” is pronounced like the long letter “u”

/AHN-too//ˈɑn.tu/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

– ( American English Pronunciation – Letter O ) –

 


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