– American English Pronunciation –

– ( Letter Q ) –


 

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.

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.

 


Qq

 

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 –

Que

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/ –

Qui

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/

Quo

Quote
– 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 “o” is long, the “t” is (often) stopped, and the final “e” is silent

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

Quotient
 – For this word, the “Qu” combination sounds like a “Kw” combination (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “o” is long, the “ti” combination sounds like the un-voiced “sh” combination, the “e” turns into an i-schwa, and the final “t” is (often) stopped

– /KWOH-shihn[t]/ – /ˈkwo.ʃə(ɪ)n[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “t” ending (when not stopped) acts as a third syllable

 

– ( American English Pronunciation – Letter Q ) –

 


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