– American English Pronunciation –

– ( Letter Q:  Que ) –


 

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.

 


Que

 

Qua . Qui . Quo

 

Queasy
– 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 “ea” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “e”, the “s” is pronounced like the letter “z”, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/KWEE-zee//ˈkwiː.ziː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Queen
– 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), and the “ee” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “e” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/kween//kwiːn/

 

Quell
– 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 “e” 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)

/kwehl//kwɛl/

 

Queries
– 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 first “e” is pronounced like the long letter “a”, the “ie” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “e” and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/KWAYR-eez//ˈkweɪ.ɹiːz/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Question
– 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 “e” is short, and for the “-tion” suffix – the “ti” combination sounds like the “ch” combination (this is due to the placement of the letter “s” directly before it), and the “o” turns into an i-schwa

/KWEHS-chihn//ˈkwɛs.tʃə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Questioned
– For this word, the “Qu” combination sounds like “Kw” combination (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “e” is short, for the “-tion” suffix – the “ti” combination sounds like the “ch” combination (this is due to the placement of the letter “s” directly before it), the “o” turns into an i-schwa, and since the root-word ends with the letter “n” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent, and the final “d” is (often) stopped

/KWEHS-chihn-[d]//ˈkwɛs.tʃə(ʌ)n.[d]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “d” ending acts as a third syllable

 

Questionnaire
– For this word, the “Qu” combination is pronounced like a “Kw” combination (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the first “e” is short, the “ti” combination is pronounced like the “ch” combination (this is due to the letter “s” directly before it), the “o” turns into an i-schwa, the “nn” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “n” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “ai” combination is pronounced like the Long “A” / Short “I” Diphthong (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), and the final “e” is silent

/kwehs-chihn-AYR//kwɛs.tʃə(ɪ)n.eɪɹ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

 

Queues
– For this word, the “Qu” combination is pronounce like the letter “k”, the “eu” combination is pronounced like the pronoun “you”, the second “e” is silent, and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/kyooz//kjuz/

 

– ( American English Pronunciation – Letter Q ) –

 


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