– American English Pronunciation –

– ( Letter P:  Ph ) –


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.

Ph

 

Pa . Pe . Pi . Pl . Po . Pra . Pre . Pri . Pro . Pru-Pry . Ps . Pu . Py

 

Pharmaceutical
– For this word, the “Ph” combination is pronounced like the letter “f” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the first “a” is pronounced like the short letter “o”, the second “a” turns into a i-schwa, the “c” is soft, the “eu” is pronounced simply like the single long letter “u”, the “t” is a flap-t, the “i” is an i-schwa, the second “c” is hard, and for the “-al” suffix – the “a” turns into a true-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/fahrm-ih-SOO-dih-k’l//fɑɹ.mə(ɪ).ˈsu.ɾə(ɪ).kəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

 

Pharmaceuticals
– For this word, the “Ph” combination is pronounced like the letter “f” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the first “a” is pronounced like the short letter “o”, the second “a” turns into a i-schwa, the “c” is soft, the “eu” is pronounced simply like the single long letter “u”, the “t” is a flap-t, the “i” is an i-schwa, the second “c” is hard, and for the “-al” suffix – the “a” turns into a true-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue), And the final “s” is pronounced (almost) like the letter “z”

/fahrm-ih-SOO-dih-k’l-z//fɑɹ.mə(ɪ).ˈsu.ɾə(ɪ).kəl.z/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

 

Phase
– For this word, the “Ph” combination is pronounced like the letter “f” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, the “s” is pronounced like the letter “z”, and the final “e” is silent

/fayz//feiːz/

 

Philippines
– For this word, the “Ph” combination is pronounced like the letter “f” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the first “i” is short, the second “i” is an i-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 third “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, the “e” is silent, and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/FIH-lih-PEEN-z//ˈfɪ.lɪ.ˈpiːn.z/ – Notice also that the major stress can be on either the first or the third syllable but is not used on both; only one-or-the-other –

 

Philosophy
– For this word, the “Ph” combination is pronounced like the letter “f” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “i” is an i-schwa, and for the “-osophy” suffix – the first “o” is short, the second “o” turns into a true-schwa, the “ph” combination is pronounced like the letter “f”, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e” (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/fih-LAH-sə-fee//fə(ɪ).ˈlɑ.sə.fiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Philosophies
– For this word, the “Ph” combination is pronounced like the letter “f” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “i” is an i-schwa, and for the “-osophy” suffix – the first “o” is short, the second “o” turns into a true-schwa, the “ph” combination is pronounced like the letter “f”, 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 “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/fih-LAH-sə-feez//fə(ɪ).ˈlɑ.sə.fiːz/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Phobia
– For this word, the “Ph” combination is pronounced like the letter “f” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “o” is long, the “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, and the “a” turns into a u-schwa

/FOH-bee-uh//ˈfo.biː.ə(ʌ)/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Phone
– For this word, the “Ph” combination is pronounced like the letter “f” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “o” is long, and the final “e” is silent

/fohn//fon/

 

Phoneme
– For this word, the “Ph” combination is pronounced like the letter “f” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “o” is long, the first “e” is long, and the final “e” is silent

/FOH-neem//ˈfo.niːm/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Photo
– For this word, the “Ph” combination is pronounced like the letter “f” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the first “o” is long, the “t” is a flap-t, the second “o” is long

/FOH-doh//ˈfo.ɾo/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Photocopier
– For this word, the “Ph” combination is pronounced like the letter “f” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the first “o” is long, the “t” is a flap-t, the second “o” is long, the “c” is hard, the third “o” is short, the “ie” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “e”, and there is a phantom consonant letter “y” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next)

/FOH-doh-kah-pee-y’r//ˈfo.ɾo.kɑ.piː.jɹ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Photocopy (photo-Copy)
– For this word, the “Ph” combination is pronounced like the letter “f” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the first “o” is long, the “t” is a flap-t, the second “o” is long, the “c” is hard, the third “o” is short, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/FOH-doh-kah-pee//ˈfo.ɾo.kɑ.piː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Photograph (photo-Graph)
– For this word, the “Ph” combination is pronounced like the letter “f” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the first “o” is long, the “t” is a flap-t, the second “o” turns into a true-schwa, the “g” is hard, the “a” is short, and the final the “ph” combination is pronounced like the letter “f” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/FOH-də-græf//ˈfo.ɾə.ɡɹæf/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Photographer (photo-Graph-er)
– For this word, the “Ph” combination is pronounced like the letter “f” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the first “o” turns into a true-schwa, the second “o” is short, the “g” is hard, the “a” turns into an u-schwa, the second “ph” combination also is pronounced like the letter “f” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and for the “-er” suffix – the “e” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/fə-TAH-grə(ʌ)-f’r//fə.ˈtɑ.ɡɹə(ʌ).fɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Photographers (photo-Graph-ers)
– For this word, the “Ph” combination is pronounced like the letter “f” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the first “o” turns into a true-schwa, the second “o” is short, the “g” is hard, the “a” turns into an u-schwa, the second “ph” combination is pronounced like the letter “f” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), for the “-er” suffix – the “e” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue), and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/fə-TAH-grə(ʌ)-f’r-z//fə.ˈtɑ.ɡɹə(ʌ).fɚ.z/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Photographic (photo-Graph-ic)
– For this word, the “Ph” combination is pronounced like the letter “f” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the first “o” is long, the “t” is a flap-t, the second “o” turns into a u-schwa, the “g” is hard, the “a” is short, the “ph” combination is pronounced like the letter “f” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), , and for the “-ic” suffix – the “i” is an i-schwa, and the final “c” is hard but is (sometimes) stopped (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/foh-duh-GRæ-fihk//fo.ɾə(ʌ).ˈgæ.fə(ɪ)k/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

 

Photographing (photo-Graph-ing)
– For this word, the “ph” combination sounds like the letter “f” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the first “o” is long, the “t” is a flap-t, the second “o” turns into a u-schwa, the “g” is hard, the “a” is short, the “ph” combination sounds like the letter “f” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), 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)

/FOH-duh-græ-fing//ˈfo.ɾə(ʌ).gɹæ.fɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Photography (photo-Graph-y)
– For this word, the “Ph” combination is pronounced like the letter “f” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the first “o” disappears, the second “o” is short, the “g” is hard, the “a” turns into a u-schwa, the “ph” combination is pronounced like the letter “f” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/f’-TAH-gruh-fee//fə.ˈtɑ.gɹə(ʌ).fiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Phrase
– For this word, the “Ph” combination is pronounced like the letter “f” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, the “s” is pronounced like the letter “z”, and the final “e” is silent

/frayz//fɹeiːz/

 

Phrases
– For this word, the “Ph” combination is pronounced like the letter “f” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, the first “s” is pronounced like the letter “z”, the “e” turns into an i-schwa, and the final “s” is pronounced like the letter “z”

/FRAY-zihz//ˈfɹeiː.zə(ɪ)z/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Physical
– For this word, the “Ph” combination is pronounced like the letter “f” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “y” is pronounced like the short letter “i”, the “s” is pronounced like the letter “z”, the “i” is an i-schwa, the “c” is hard, and for the “-al” suffix – the “a” turns into a true-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/FIH-zih-kəl//ˈfɪ.zə(ɪ).kəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Physically
– For this word, the “Ph” combination is pronounced like the letter “f” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “y” is pronounced like the short letter “i”, the “s” is pronounced like the letter “z”, the “i” is an i-schwa, the “c” is hard, and for the “-ally suffix – the “a” disappears, 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 one of two standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/FIH-zihk-lee//ˈfɪ.zə(ɪ)k.li ː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Physician
– For this word, the “Ph” combination is pronounced like the letter “f” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “y” turns into a true-schwa, the “s” is pronounced like the letter “z”, the first “i” is short, the “ci” combination is pronounced like the un-voiced “sh” combination, and the “a” turns into an i-schwa

/fə-ZIH-shihn//fə.ˈzɪ.ʃə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Physics
– For this word, the “Ph” combination is pronounced like the letter “f” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “y” is pronounced like the short letter “i”, the “s” is pronounced like the letter “z”, and for the “-ic” suffix – the “i” is an i-schwa, and the final “c” is hard but is (sometimes) stopped (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/FIH-zih-ks//ˈfɪ.zə(ɪ).ks/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “ks” ending acts as a third syllable

 

– ( American English Pronunciation – Letter P ) –


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