– American English Pronunciation –

– ( Letter P:  Pl ) –


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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.

Pl

 

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

 

Place
– For this word, the “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, the “c” is soft, and the final “e” is silent

/plays//pleiːs/

 

Placed
– For this word, the “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, the “c” is soft, the “e” combines with the “-ed” ending, and since the root-word ends with the sound of the soft letter “c” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent, and the “d” is pronounced like the letter “t” but is (often) stopped

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

 

Place-Mat
– For this word, the first “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, the “c” is soft, the “e” is silent, the second “a” is short, and the final “t” is (often) stopped

/PLAYS-mæ[t]//ˈpleiːs.mæ[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Plain
– For this word, the “ai” combination is pronounced like The Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/playn//pleiːn/

 

Plaintiff
– For this word, the “ai” combination is pronounced like The Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the second “i” is an i-schwa, and the final “ff” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “f” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/PLAYN-tihf//ˈpleiːn.tə(ɪ)f/

 

Plan
– For this word, the “a” is short

/plæn//plæn/

 

Plane
– For this word, the “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, and the final “e” is silent

/playn//pleiːn/

 

Planet
– For this word, the “a” is short, the “e” turns into an i-schwa, and the final “t” is (often) stopped

/PLæ-nih[t]//ˈplæ.nə(ɪ)[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Planned
– For this word, the “a” is short, the “nn” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “n” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and since the root word ends with the letter “n” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent

/plæn-d//plæn.d/ – Notice also that the “d” ending acts as a second syllable

 

Planning
– For this word, the “a” is short, the “nn” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “n” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the “-ing” suffix is pronounced like in the words “sing”, or “ring” (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/PLæ-ning//ˈplæ.nɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Plant
– For this word, the “a” is short, and the final “t” is (often) stopped

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

 

Plastic
– For this word, the “a” is short, 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)

/PLæ-stih[k]//ˈplæ.stə(ɪ)[k] / – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Plate
– For this word, the “a” is a True Long “A”, the “t” is (often) stopped, and the final “e” is silent

/play'[t]//pleiː[t]/ – Notice also that the “t” ending (when not stopped) acts as a second syllable

 

Platform
– For this word, the “a” is short, the “t” is (often) stopped, and the “o” is long

/PLæ[T].fohr-m//ˈplæ[t].foɹ.m/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “m” ending acts as a third syllable

 

Play
– For this word, the “ay” combination is pronounced like The Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/play//pleiː/

 

Player
– For this word, the “ay” combination is pronounced like The Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), there is a phantom consonant letter “y” in-between the “y” and the “e” (this is a product of the transition between one sound and the next), and the “e” disappears

/PLAY-y’r//ˈpleiː.jɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Plays
– For this word, the “ay” combination is pronounced like The Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/play-z//pleiː.z/ – Notice also that the “z” ending acts as a separate syllable

 

Pleasant
– For this word, the “ea” combination is pronounced simply like the single short letter “e”, the “s” is pronounced like the letter “z”, and for the “-ant” suffix” – the “a” turns into an i-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/PLEH-zihn-[t]//ˈplɛ.zə(ɪ)n.[t]/Notice also that the the stress is on the first syllable and that the “t” ending (when not stopped) acts as a third syllable

 

Please
– For this word, the “ea” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “e”, the “s” is pronounced like the letter “z”, and the final “e” is silent

/pleez//pliːz/

 

Pleased
– For this word, the “ea” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “e”, the “s” is pronounced like the letter “z”, the “e” combines with the “-ed” ending, and since the root-word ends with the sound of the letter “z” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent, and the final “d” is (often) stopped

/pleez-[d]//pliːz.[d]/ – Notice also that the “d” ending (when not stopped) acts as a second syllable

 

Pleasure
– For this word, the “ea” combination is pronounced simply like the short letter “e”, and for the “-sure” suffix – the “s” is pronounced like voiced “sh” combination, the “u” disappears, and the final “e” is silent (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/PLEH-zh’r//ˈplɛ.ʒɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Plenty
– For this word, the “e” is short, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/PLEN-tee//ˈplɛn.tiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Plot
– For this word, the “o” is short, and the final “t” is (often) stopped

/plah[t]//plɑ[t]/

 

Plug
– For this word, the “u” is short, and the final “g” is hard but is (often) stopped

/pluh[g]//plʌ[g]/

 

Plumber
– For this word, the “u” is short, the “b” is silent, and for the “-er” suffix – the “e” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/PLUHM-‘r//ˈplʌm.ɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Plummet
– For this word, the “u” is short, the “mm” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “m” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “e” turns into an i-schwa, and the final “t” is (often) stopped

/PUH-mih[t]//ˈplʌ.mə(ɪ)[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Plummeted
– For this word, the “u” is short, the “mm” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “m” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “e” turns into an i-schwa, and since the root-word ends with the letter “t” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending turns into an i-schwa, and the final “d” is a flap-d (often) stopped

/PUH-mih-tih[d]//ˈplʌ.mə(ɪ).tə(ɪ)[ɾ]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Plunge
– For this word, the “u” is short, the “g” is soft, and the final “e” is silent

/pluhn-dʒ//plʌn.dʒ/ – Notice also that the soft “g” ending acts as a second syllable

 

Plunging
– For this word, the “u” is short, the “n” is pronounced normally (the placement of the letter “g” directly after it does not affect the pronunciation), the “g” is soft, and the “-ing” suffix is pronounced like in the words “sing”, or “ring” (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/PLUHN-dʒing//ˈplʌn.dʒɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Plural
– For this word, the “u” disappears, and for the “-al” suffix – the “a” turns into a true-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/PL’R-əl//ˈplɚ.əl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Plus
– For this word, the “u” is short

/pluhs//plʌs/

 

– ( American English Pronunciation – Letter P ) –


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