– American English Pronunciation –

– ( Letter P:  Ps ) –


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.

Ps

 

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

 

Psychiatrist
– For this word, the “P” is silent, the “y” is pronounced like the long letter “i”, the “ch” combination is pronounced simply like the single hard letter “c”, the “i” is long, the “a” turns into a u-schwa, the “t” is pronounced like the “ch” combination (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), the last “i” is an i-schwa, and the final “t” is (often) stopped

/sai-KAI-uh-chrihs-[t]//saiː.ˈkaiː.ə(ʌ).tʃɹə(ɪ)s.[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable and that the “t” (when not stopped) acts as a fifth syllable

 

Psycho
 – For this word, the “P” is silent, the “y” is pronounced like the “igh” combination, the “ch” combination is pronounced simply like the single hard letter “c”, and the final “o’ is long

/SIGH-koh//ˈsʌiː.ko/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Psychological
– For this word, the “P” is silent, the “y” is pronounced like the “igh” combination, the “ch” combination is pronounced simply like the single hard letter “c”, the first “o”turns into a u-schwa, the second “o”is short, the “g” is soft, 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)

/sigh-kuh-LAH-dʒih-kəl//sʌiː.kə(ʌ).lɑ.dʒə(ɪ).kəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

 

Psychologist
– For this word, the “P” is silent, the “y” is pronounced like the “igh” combination, the “ch” combination is pronounced simply like the single hard letter “c”, the first “o” is short, the second “o” turns into a u-schwa, the “g” is soft, the “i” is an i-schwa, and the final “t” is (often) stopped

/sai-KAH-luh-dʒɪs-[t]//saiː.ˈkɑ.lə(ʌ).dʒɪs.[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable and that the “t” ending (when not stopped) acts as a fifth syllable

 

Psychology
– For this word, the “P” is silent, the “y” is pronounced like the “igh” combination, the “ch” combination is pronounced simply like the single hard letter “c”, the first “o” is short, the second “o” turns into a u-schwa, the “g” is soft, the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/sai-KAH-luh-dʒee//saiː.ˈkɑ.lə(ʌ).dʒiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Psychopaths
– For this word, the “P” is silent, the “y” is pronounced like the “igh” combination, the “ch” combination is pronounced simply like the single hard letter “c”, the “o” is long, the “a” is short, and the “th” combination is un-voiced

/SIGH-koh-pæ-ths//ˈsʌiː.ko.pæ.θs/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

– ( American English Pronunciation – Letter P ) –


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