– American English Pronunciation –

– ( Letter P: Pri ) –


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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.

Pri

 

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

 

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

/prighs//pɹʌiːs/

 

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

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

 

Pricey
– For this word, the “i” is pronounced like the “igh” combination, the “c” is soft, and the “ey” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “e”

/PRIGH-see//ˈpɹʌiː.siː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Pricing
– For this word, the first “i” is pronounce like the “igh” combination, the “c” 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)

/PRIGH-sing//ˈprʌiː.sɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Pride
– For this word, the “i” is long, the “d” is a flap-d but is (often) stopped, and the final “e” is silent

/prai[d]//pɹaiː.[ɾ]/ – Notice also that the “d” ending (when not stopped) acts as a second syllable

 

Priest
– 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), and the final “t” is (often) stopped

/pree-s[t]//pɹiː.s[t]/ – Notice also that the “st” ending (even when the “t” is stopped) acts as a second syllable

 

Primarily
– For this word, the first “i” is long, the “a” is a Long “A” / Short “I” Diphthong (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), the second “i” turns into an i-schwa, 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)

/prai-MAYR-ih-lee//pɹaiː.ˈmeɪɹ.ə(ɪ).liː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Primary
– For this word, the “i” is long, the “a” is a Long “A” / Short “I” Diphthong (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/PRAI-mayr-ee//ˈpɹaiː.meɪɹ.iː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

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

/praim//pɹaiːm/

 

Prince
– For this word, the “i” is short, the “c” is soft, and the final “e” is silent

/prihn-s//pɹɪn.s/ – Notice also that the “s” ending acts as a second syllable

 

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

/PRIHN-sehs//ˈpɹɪn.sɛs/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Principle
– For this word, the first “i” is short, the “c” is soft, the second “i” is an i-schwa, there is a phantom-schwa in-between the “p” and the “l” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next), and the final “e” is silent

/PRIHN-sih-pəl//ˈpɹɪn.sə(ɪ).pəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Print
– For this word, the first “i” is short, and the final “t” is (often) stopped

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

 

Prints
– For this word, the first “i” is short

/prihn-ts//ˈpɹɪn.ts/ – Notice also that the “ts” ending acts as a second syllable

 

Printer
– For this word, the first “i” is short, and for the “-er” suffix – the “e” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/PRIHN-t’r//ˈpɹɪn.tɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Printing
– For this word, the first “i” 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)

/PRIHN-ting//ˈpɹɪn.tɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Prior
– For this word, the “i”is long, and the “o” disappears

/PRAI-’r//ˈpɹaiː.ɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Prioritize
– For this word, the first “i” is long, the first “o” is long, the second “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)

/prai-OHR-ih-taiz//pɹaiː.ˈoɹ.ə(ɪ).taɪz/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Prioritization
– For this word, the first “i” is long, the first “o” is long, the second “i” is an i-schwa, the third “i” is long, the “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, and for the “-tion” suffix – the “ti” combination is pronounced like the un-voiced “sh” combination, and the “o” turns into a i-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/prai-ohr-ih-tai-ZAY-shin//pɹaiː.oɹ.ə(ɪ).taiː.ˈzeiː.ʃə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the fifth syllable

 

Priorities
– For this word, the first “i” is long, the “o” is long, and for the “-ity” suffix – the “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 “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/prai-OHR-ih-deez//pɹaiː.oɹ.ə(ɪ).ɾiːz/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Priority
– For this word, the first “i” is long, the “o” 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” (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/prai-OHR-ih-dee//pɹaiː.oɹ.ə(ɪ).ɾiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Prison
– For this word, the “i” is short, the “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”, and the “o” turns into an i-schwa

/PRIH-zihn//ˈpɹɪ.zə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Prisoner
– For this word, the first “i” is short, the “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”, the “o” disappears, and for the “-er” suffix – the “e” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/PRIHZ-n’r//ˈpɹɪz.nɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Privacy
– For this word, the “i” is long, and for the “-acy” suffix – the second “a” turns into a true-schwa, the “c” is soft, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e” (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/PRAI-və-see//ˈpraiː.və.siː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

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

/PRAI-vih[t]//ˈpɹaiː.və(ɪ)[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Privatization
– For this word, the first “i” is long, the “a” turns into an i-schwa, the second “i” is long, the second “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, and for the “-tion” suffix – the “ti” combination is pronounced like the un-voiced “sh” combination, and the “o” turns into a i-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/prai-vih-tai-ZAY-shihn//ˌpɹaiː.və(ɪ).taiː.ˈzeiː.ʃə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that there is a minor stress on the first syllable and the major stress is on the fourth syllable

 

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

/praiz//ˈpɹaiːz/

 

– ( American English Pronunciation – Letter P ) –


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