– American English Pronunciation –

– ( Letter O:  Op ) –


 

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.

 


Op

 

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

Open
– For this word, the “O” is long, and the “e” turns into an i-schwa

/OH-pihn//ˈo.pə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Opened
– For this word, the “O” is long, the “e” turns into an i-schwa, and since the root word ends with the letter “n” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent, and the final “d” is (often) stopped

/OH-pihn-[d]//ˈo.pə(ɪ)n.[d]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “d” ending (when not stopped) acts as a third syllable

 

Openly
– For this word, the “O” is long, the “e” turns into an i-schwa, and for the “-ly” suffix – the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/OH-pihn-lee//ˈo.pə(ɪ)n.liː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Opera
– For this word, the “O” is short, the “e” disappears, and the final “a” turns into a u-schwa

/AH-pruh//ˈɑp.ɹə(ʌ)/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Operate
– For this word, the “O” is short, the “e” disappears, and for the “-ate” suffix – the “a” is a True Long “A”, the “t” is (usually)
stopped, and the final “e” is silent (this is one of two standard pronunciations of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/AH-p’r-ay[t]//ˈɑ.pɚ.e[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Operating
– For this word, the “O” is short, the “e” disappears, for the “-ate” suffix – the “a” is True Long “A”, the “t” is a flap-t, and the “e” is dropped because of the addition of the “-ing” suffix – 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)

/AH-p’r-ay-ding//ˈɑ.pɚ.eiː.ɾɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Operation
– For this word, the “O” is short, the “e” disappears, for the “-ate” suffix – the “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, and the “e” is dropped due to the addition of the “-tion” suffix – and for the “tion” suffix – the “ti” combination is pronounced like the un-voiced “sh” combination, and the last “o” turns into an i-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/ah-p’r-AY-sh’n//ɑ.pɚ.ˈeiː.ʃə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

 

Operations
– For this word, the “O” is short, the “e” disappears, for the “-ate” suffix– the “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, for the “tion” suffix – the “ti” combination is pronounced like the “sh” combination, and the last “o” turns into an i-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue), and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/ah-p’r-AY-sh’n-z//ɑ.pɚ.ˈeiː.ʃə(ɪ)n.z/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable and that the “z” ending acts as a fifth syllable

 

Operator
– For this word, the “O” is short, the “e” disappears, for the “-ate” suffix– the “a” is a True Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, the “t” (usually) turns into a flap-d, and the second “o” disappears

/AH-p’r-ay-d’r//ˈɑ.pɚ.eiː.ɾɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Opinion
– For this word, the “O” turns into a true-schwa, the first “i” is short, the second “i” is pronounced like the consonant letter “y”, and the second “o” turns into a i-schwa

/ə-PIHN-yihn//ə.ˈpɪn.jɪn/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Opponent
– For this word, the “O” turns into a true-schwa, the “pp” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “p” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the second “o” is long, and for the “-ent” suffix – the “e” turns into an i-schwa, and the final “t” is (often) stopped (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/ə-POH-nihn-[t]//ə.ˈpo.nə(ɪ)n.[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Opportunities
– For this word, the “O” is short, the “pp” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “p” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the second “o” disappears, the “u” is long, the first “i” is an i-schwa, the “t” is a flap-t, the “ie” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “e” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the final letter “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/ah-p’r-TOO-nih-dees//ˌɑ.pɚ.ˈtu.nə(ɪ).ɾiːz/ – Notice also that there is a minor stress on the first syllable and that the major stress is on the third syllable

 

Opportunity
– For this word, the first “O” is short, the “pp” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “p” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the second “o” disappears, the “u” is long, and for the “-ity” suffix – the “i” is an i-schwa, the “t” is a flap-t, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/ah-p’r-TOO-nih-dee//ˌɑ.pɚ.ˈtu.nə(ɪ).ɾiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

 

Oppose
– For this word, the “O” turns into a true-schwa, the “pp” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “p” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the second “o” is long, the “s” is pronounced like the letter “z” and the final “e” is silent

/ə-POHZ//ə.ˈpoz/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Opposed
– For this word, the “O” turns into a true-schwa, the “pp” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “p” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the second “o” is long, the “s” is pronounced like the letter “z”, and because the root word ends with the letter “s” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent and the final “d” is (often) stopped

/ə-POHZ-[d]//ə.ˈpoz.[d]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable and that the “d” ending (when not stopped) acts as a third syllable

 

Opposing
– For this word, the “O” turns into a true-schwa, the “pp” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “p” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the second “o” is long, the “s” is pronounced like the letter “z”, 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)

/ə-POH-zing//ə.ˈpo.zɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Opposite
– For this word, the “O” is short, the “pp” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “p” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the second “o” turns into a u-schwa, the “s” is pronounced like the letter “z”, the “i” turns into an i-schwa, the “t” is (usually) stopped, and the final “e” is silent

/AH-poh-zih[t]//ˈɑ.pə(ʌ).zɪ[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Opposition
– For this word, the “O” is short, the “pp” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “p” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the second “o” turns into a u-schwa, the “s” is pronounced like the letter “z”, 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)

/ah-puh-ZIH-shihn//ˈɑ.pə(ʌ).ˈzɪ.ʃə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

 

Optimism
– For this word, the “O” is short, the “p” is (often) stopped, the first “i” turns into a true-schwa , the second “i” is an i-schwa, and for the “-ism” suffix – the “i” is an i-schwa, the “s” is pronounced almost like
the letter “z”, and there is a phantom-schwa in-between the “s” and the “m” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next)(this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/AH[P]-tə-mih.zəm//ˈɑ[p].tə.mə(ɪ).səm/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Optimist
– For this word, the “O” is short, the “p” is (often) stopped, the first “i” turns into a true-schwa , the second “i” is an i-schwa, and the final “t” is (often) stopped

/AH[P]-tə-mihs-[t]//ˈɑ[p].tə.mə(ɪ)s.[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “t” ending (when not stopped) acts as a fourth syllable

 

Optimistic
– For this word, the “O” is short, the “p” is (often) stopped, the first “i” is an i-schwa, the second “i” is short, and for the “-ic” suffix – the “i” is an i-schwa, and the final “c” is hard but is (often) stopped

/ah[p]-tih-MIHS-dih[k]//ˌɑ[p].tə(ɪ).ˈmɪs.də(ɪ)[k]/ – Notice also that there is a minor stress is on the first syllable and that the major stress is on the third syllable

 

Optimists
– For this word, the “O” is short, the “p” is (often) stopped, the first “i” turns into a true-schwa , the second “i” is an i-schwa

/AH[P]-tə-mihs-ts//ˈɑ[p].tə.mə(ɪ)s.ts/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “ts” acts as a fourth syllable

 

Optimize
– For this word, the “O” is short, the “p” is (often) stopped, the first “i” is an i-schwa, and for the “-ize” suffix – the “i” is long, and the final “e” is silent (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/AH[P]-tih-maiz//ˈɑ[p].tə(ɪ).maiːz/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Option
– For this word, the “O” is short, the “p” is (sometimes) stopped, 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[P]-shihn//ˈɑ[p].ʃə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Options
– For this word, the “O” is short, the “p” is (sometimes) stopped, and for the “tion” suffix – the “ti” combination is pronounced like the “sh” combination, and the “o” turns into an i-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue), and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/AH[P]-shihn-z//ˈɑ[p].ʃə(ɪ)n.z/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “z” ending acts as a third syllable

 

– ( American English Pronunciation – Letter O ) –

 


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