– American English Pronunciation –

– ( Letter Q:  Qui ) –


 

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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.

 


Qui

 

Qua . Que . Quo

 

Quick
– 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 “i” is short, and the “ck” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “k” but is (often) stopped (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/kwih-[k]//kwɪ.[k]/ – Notice also that the “k” ending acts as a second syllable and that the “k” ending (when not stopped) acts as a second syllable

 

Quickly
– 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 “i” is short, the “ck” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “k” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and for the “-ly” suffix – the letter “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e” (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/KWIHK-lee//ˈkwɪk.liː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Quiet
– 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 “i” is long, the “e” turns into an i-schwa, and the final “t” is (often) stopped

/KWAI-ih[t]//ˈkwaiː.ə(ɪ)[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Quietest
– 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 “i” is long, the “e” turns into an i-schwa, the first “t” is a flap-t, and for the “-est” suffix – the “e” turns into an i-schwa, and the final “t” is (often) stopped (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/KWAI-ih-dihs-[t]//ˈkwaiː.ə(ɪ).ɾə(ɪ)s.[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Quietly
– 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 “i” is long, the “e” turns into an i-schwa, the “t” is (often) stopped, and for the “-ly” suffix – the letter “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e” (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/KWAI-ih[t]-lee//ˈkwaiː.ə(ɪ)[t].liː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Quilt
– 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 “i” is short, and the final “t” is (often) stopped

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

 

Quirky
– 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 “i” disappears, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/KW’R-kee//ˈkwɚ.kiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Quit
– 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 “i” is short, and the “t” is (often) stopped

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

 

Quite
– 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 “i” is pronounced like the “igh” combination, the “t” is (often) stopped, and the final “e” is silent

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

 

Quiz
– 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 “i” is short

/kwihz//kwɪz/

 

– ( American English Pronunciation – Letter Q ) –

 


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