– American English Pronunciation –

– ( Letter Q:  Qua ) –


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The pronunciations are not Universal as there are many different dialects of The English Language — both world-wide, and through-out 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.

 


Qua

 

Que . Qui . Quo

 

 

Quadriplegic
– For this word, the “Qu” is pronounced like the “Kw” combination (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “a” is pronounced like the “aw” combination, the “d” is pronounced like the soft letter “g” (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), the first “i” turns into a true-schwa, the “e” is long, the “g” is soft, 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)

/kwaw-dʒrə-PLEE-dʒih[k]//ˌkwɔ.dʒɹə.ˈpliː.dʒə(ɪ)[k]/ – Notice also that there is a minor stress on the first syllable and that the major stress is on the third syllable

 

Qualification
– For this word, the “Qu” is pronounced like the “Kw” combination (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “a” is pronounced like the “aw” combination, the first “i” is an i-schwa, the second “i” is an i-schwa, the “c” is hard, the “a” is long 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 an i-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/kwawl-ih-fih-KAY-shihn//kwɔ.lə(ɪ).fə(ɪ).ˈkeiː.ʃə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the fourth syllable

 

Qualifications
– For this word, the “Qu” sounds like the “Kw” combination (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “a” sounds like the “aw” combination, the first “i” is an i-schwa, the second “i” is an i-schwa, the “c” is hard, the “a” is long a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong for the “-tion” suffix – the “ti” combination is pronounced like the un-voiced “sh” combination, and the “o” turns into an i-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue), and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/kwawl-ih-fih-KAY-sh’n-z//kwɔ.lə(ɪ).fə(ɪ).ˈkeiː.ʃə(ɪ)n.z/ – Notice also that the stress is on the fourth syllable and that the “z” ending acts as a fifth syllable

 

Qualified
– For this word, the “Qu” combination is pronounced like the “kw” combination (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “a” is pronounced like the “aw” combination, the first “i” is an i-schwa, the second “i” is long, and since the root-word ends with the sound of the long letter “i”– the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent, and the final “d” is a flap-d but is (often) stopped

/KWAWL-ih-fai[d]//ˈkwɔl.ə(ɪ).faiː[ɾ]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Qualify
– For this word, the “Qu” combination is pronounced like the “kw” combination (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “a” is pronounced like the “aw” combination, the first “i” is an i-schwa, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “i”

/KWAWL-ih-fai//ˈkwɔl.ə(ɪ).faiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Qualities
– For this word, the “Qu” combination sounds like the “Kw” combination (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “a” sounds like the “aw” combination, the first “i” is an i-schwa, the “t” is a flap-t, the second “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”

/KWAH-lih-deez//ˈkwɔ.lə(ɪ).ɾiːz/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Quality
– For this word, the “Qu” combination sounds like the “Kw” combination (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “a” sounds like the “aw” combination, 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)

/KWAH-lih-dee//ˈkwɔ.lə(ɪ).ɾiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Quantify
– For this word, the “Qu” combination is pronounced like the “Kw” combination (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “a” is pronounced like the “aw” combination, the “i” is an i-schwa, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “i”

/KWAHN-tih-fai//ˈkwɑn.tə(ɪ).faiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Quantity
– For this word, the “Qu” combination is pronounced like the “Kw” combination (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “a” is pronounced like the “aw” combination, and for the “-ity” suffix – the “i” is an i-schwa, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/KWAHN-tih-tee//ˈkwɑn.tə(ɪ).tiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Quarrel
– For this word, the “Qu” combination is pronounced like the “Kw” combination (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “a” is pronounced like the long letter “o”, the “rr” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “r”, and the “e” disappears

/KWOH-r’l//ˈkwo.ɹl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Quarter
– For this word, the “Qu” combination is pronounced like the “Kw” combination (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “a” is pronounced like the long letter “o”, the “t” is a flap-t, and the “e” disappears

/KWOHR-d’r//ˈkwoɹ.ɾɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Quarters
– For this word, the “Qu” combination is pronounced like the “Kw” combination (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “a” is pronounced like the long letter “o”, the “t” is a flap-t, the “e” disappears, and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/KWOHR-d’r-z//ˈkwoɹ.ɾɚ.z/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “z” ending acts as a third syllable

 

– ( American English PronunciationLetter Q ) –

 


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