– American English Pronunciation –

– ( Letter P:  Pi ) –


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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.

Pi

 

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

 

Pianist
– For this word, the first “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, the “a” turns into a u-schwa, and the second “i” is an i-schwa, and the final “t” is (often) stopped

/PEE-uh-nih-s[t]//ˈpiː.ə(ʌ).nɪ.s[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “st” ending (even when the “t” is stopped) acts as a fourth syllable

 

Piano
– For this word, the “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, the “a” is short, and the final “o” is long

/pee-æ-noh//piː.ˈæ.no/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Pick
– For this word, “i” is short, and the “ck” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “k” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/pihk//pɪk/ – Notice also that –

 

Picked
– For this word, the “i” is short, the “ck” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “k” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue) however, in this word it is (often) stopped, and since the root-word ends with the sound of the letter “k” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent, and the final “d” is pronounced like the letter “t”

/pih[k]-t//pɪ[k].t/ – Notice also that the “t” ending acts as a second syllable

 

Picnic
– For this word, the first “i” is short, the first “c” is hard but is (often) stopped, the second “i” is short, and the final “c” is hard

/PIH[K]-nihk//ˈpɪ[k].nɪk/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Picture
– For this word, “i” is short, the “c” is hard, and for the “-ture” suffix – the “t” is pronounced like the “ch” combination (this is due to the placement of the letter “u” directly after it), the “u” disappears, and the final “e” is silent (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/PIHK-ch’r//ˈpɪk.tʃɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Picturesque (Picture-esque)
– For this word, “i” is short, the “c” is hard, and for the “-ture” suffix – the “t” is pronounced like the “ch” combination (this is due to the placement of the letter “u” directly after it), the “u” disappears, the “e” combines with the “-esque” suffix, and for the “-esque” suffix – the “e” is short, the “qu” combination is pronounced like the letter “k” but is (often) stopped, and the final “e” is silent (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix combination in The Common Tongue)

/pihk-ch’r-EHS-[k]//pɪk.tʃɚ.ˈɛs.[k]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable and that the “k” ending (when not stopped) acts as a fourth syllable

 

Pie
– For this word, the “ie” combination is pronounced simply like the singlelong letter “i” (this is NOT the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/pai//paiː/

 

Piece
– For this word, 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), the “c” is soft, and the final “e” is silent

/pees//piːs/ – Notice also that –

 

Pieces
– For this word, 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), the “c” is soft, the “e” turns into an i-schwa, and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/PEE-sihz//ˈpiː.sə(ɪ)z/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Pier
– For this word, 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)

/peer//piːɹ/

 

Pig
– For this word, “i” is short, and the “g” is hard

/pihg//pɪg/ – Notice also that –

 

Pile
– For this word, the “i” is long, there is a phantom consonant letter “y” in-between the “i” and the “l” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next), and the final “e” is silent

/PAI-y’l//ˈpaiː.jl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Piles
– For this word, the “i” is long, there is a phantom consonant letter “y” in-between the “i” and the “l” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next), the “e” is silent, and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/PAI-yl’z//ˈpaiː.jlz/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Pilgrimage
– For this word, the first “i” is short, the first “g” is hard, the second “i” is an i-schwa, and for the “-age” suffix – the “a” turns into an i-schwa, the “g” is soft, and the “e” is silent (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/PIHL-grih-mihdʒ//ˈpɪl.gɹə(ɪ).mə(ɪ)dʒ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Pill
– For this word, “i” is short, and the “ll” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “l” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/pihl//pɪl/

 

Pilot
– For this word, the “i” is long, the “o” turns into an i-schwa, and the final “t” is (often) stopped

/PAI-lih[t]//ˈpaiː.lə(ɪ)[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Piloting
– For this word, the “i” is long, the “o” turns into an i-schwa, the “t” is a flap-t, 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)

/PAI-lih-ting//ˈpaiː.lə(ɪ).ɾɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Pin
– For this word, “i” is short

/pihn//pɪn/ – Notice also that –

 

Pine
– For this word, the “i” is long, and the final “e” is silent

/pain//paiːn/ – Notice also that there is no discernible word-stress –

 

Pineapple
– For this word, the “i” is long, the “e” is silent, the “a” 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), there is a phantom-schwa in-between the “p” and the “l” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the final “e” is silent

/PAI-næ-pəl//ˈpaiː.næ.pəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Pink
– For this word, “i” is short, and the “n” is pronounced like the “ng” combination (this is due to the placement of the letter “k” directly after it)

/ping-k//pɪŋ.k / – Notice also that the “k” ending acts as a second syllable

 

Pint
– For this word, the “i” is pronounced like the “igh” combination, and the final “t” is (sometimes) stopped

/pighn-[t]//pɑ(ʌ)iːn.[t]/ – Notice also that the “t” ending (when not stopped) acts as a second syllable

 

Pipe
– For this word, the “i” is pronounced like the “igh” combination, and the final “e” is silent

/pighp//ˈpʌiːp/

 

Piracy
– For this word, the “i” is pronounced like the “igh” combination, the “a” turns into a u-schwa, the “c” is soft, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/PIGH-ruh-see//ˈpʌiː.rə(ʌ).siː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Pissy
– For this word, the “i” is short, the “ss” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “s” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/PIH-see//ˈpɪ.siː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Pistachio
– For this word, the first “i” disappears, the “a” is short, the “ch” combination is pronounced like the un-voiced “sh” combination, the second “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, and the “o” is long

/pih-STæ-shee-oh//pɪ.stæ.ʃiː.o/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Pitch
– For this word, “i” is short, and the “tch” combination is pronounced simply like the “ch” combination (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/pih-ch//pɪ.tʃ/ – Notice also that the “ch” ending acts as a second syllable

 

Pitfall
– For this word, the “i” is short, the “t” is (usually) stopped, the “a” is pronounced like the “aw” combination, and the “ll” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “l” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/PIH[T]-fawl//ˈpɪ[t].fɔl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Pity
– For this word, the “i” is short, the “t” is a flap-t, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/PIH-dee//ˈpɪ.ɾiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Pivot
– For this word, the “i” is short, the “o” is pronounced like the short letter “i”, and the final “t” is (usually) stopped

/PIH-vih[t]//ˈpɪ.vɪ[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Pizza
– For this word, the “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, the “zz” combination is pronounced like a “ts” combination, and the final “a” turns into a u-schwa

/PEE-tsuh//ˈpiː.tʃə(ʌ)/ – Notice also that the stress is on the fist syllable

 

– ( American English Pronunciation – Letter P ) –


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