– American English Pronunciation –

– ( Letter O:  Ov ) –


 

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.

 


Ov

 

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

 

Oven
– For this word, the “O” is pronounced like the short letter “u”, and the “e” turns into an i-schwa

/UH-vihn//ˈʌ.və(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Over
– For this word, the “O” is long, and the “e” disappears

/OH-v’r//ˈo.vɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Overall (over-All)
– For this word, the “O” is long, the “e” disappears, the “a” is pronounced like the “aw” combination, and the final “ll” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “l” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/oh-v’r-AHL//o.vɚ.ɔl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

 

Overbearing
– For this word, the “O” is long, the “e” disappears, the “ea” combination is pronounced simply like the Long “A” / Short “I” Diphthong (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), 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)

/oh-v’r-BAYR-ing//o.vɚ.ˈbeɪɹ.ɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

 

Overcast
– For this word, the “O” is long, the “e” disappears, the “c” is hard, the “a” is short, and the final “t” is (often) stopped

/OH-v’r-kæs-[t]//ˈo.vɚ.kæs.[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Overcome (over-Come)
– For this word, the “O” is long, the “e” disappears, the “c” is hard, the “o” is pronounced like the short letter “u”, and the final “e” is silent

/oh-v’r-KUHM//o.vɚ.ˈkʌm/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

 

Overdrawn (over-Drawn)
– For this word, the “o” is long, the “e” disappears, the “d” is pronounced like the soft letter “g” (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), and the “aw” combination is pronounced like in the word “law” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/oh-v’r-dʒRAHN//ˌo.vɚ.ˈdʒɹɔn/ – Notice also that there is a minor stress on the first syllable and that the major stress is on the third syllable

 

Overdue (over-Due)
– For this word, the “O” is long, and the first “e” disappears, and the “ue” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “u”

/oh-v’r-DOO//o.vɚ.ˈdu/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

 

Oversight (over-Sight)
– For this word, the “O” is long, the “e” disappears, the “igh” combination is pronounced like in the word “right” or “night” (this is the standard pronunciation of the letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the final “t” is (often) stopped

/OH-v’r-sigh[t]//ˈo.vɚ.sʌɪ[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Overview (over-View)
– For this word, the “O” is long, and the “e” disappears, the “i” is pronounced like the consonant letter “y”, and the “ew” combination is pronounced like the long letter “u”

/OH-v’r-vyoo//ˈo.vɚ.vju/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Overwhelmed
– For this word, the “O” is long, the first “e” disappears, the “h” is silent, the second “e” is short, and since the root-word ends with the letter “m” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent, and the final “d” is (sometimes) stopped

/oh-v’r-WEHLM-[d]//o.vɚ.ˈwɛlm.[d]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable and that the “d” ending (when not stopped) acts as a fourth syllable

 

Overwhelming
– For this word, the “O” is long, the first “e” disappears, the “h” is silent, the second “e” is short, 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)

/oh-v’r-WEHL-ming//o.vɚ.ˈwɛl.mɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

 

Overwhelmingly
– For this word, the “O” is long, the first “e” disappears, the “h” is silent, the second “e” is short, the “-ing” suffix is pronounced like in the word “sing” or “ring” (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)

/oh-v’r-WEHL-ming-lee//o.vɚ.ˈwɛl.mɪŋ.liː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

 

Overwrought
– For this word, the “O” is long, the “e” disappears, the “w” is silent, the “ough” combination is pronounced like the “aw” combination, and the final “t” is (often) stopped

/oh-v’r-RAW[T]//o.vɚ.ˈɹɔ[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

 

– ( American English Pronunciation – Letter O ) –

 


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