– American English Pronunciation –

– ( Letter R:  Ra ) –


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.

Ra

 

Rea . Reb . Rec . Red . Ref . Reg . Reh . Rej . Rel . Rem . Ren . Rep . Req . Res . Ret . Reu . Rev . Rew . Rh . Ri . Ro . Ru . Ry

 

R
– The name of the letter “R” is pronounced with the short “o” sound followed by the “r” sound

/ahr//ɑɹ/

 

Rabies
– For this word, the “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, the “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”

/RAY-beez//ˈɹeiː.biːz/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Race
– For this word, the “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, the “c” is soft, and the final “e” is silent

/rays//ɹeiːs/

 

Racial
– For this word, the “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, the “ci” combination is pronounced like the un-voiced “sh” combination, and for the “-al” suffix – the “a” turns into a true-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/RAY-shəl//ˈɹaiː.ʃəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Racing
– For this word, the “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, the “c” is soft, and the “-ing” suffix is pronounced like in the word “sing” or “ring” (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/RAY-sing//ˈreiː.sɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Racism
– For this word, the “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, the “c” is soft, and for the “-ism” suffix – the “i” is an i-schwa, the “s” is pronounced like the letter “z”, and there is a phantom-schwa in-between the “s” and the “m” (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/RAY-si-zəm//ˈɹeiː.sə(ɪ).zəm/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Racist
– For this word, the “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, the “c” is soft, the “i” is an i-schwa, and the “t” is (often) stopped

/RAY-sihs-[t]//ˈɹeiː.sə(ɪ)s.[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “t” ending acts as a third syllable

 

Rack
– For this word, the “a” is short, and the “ck” ending is pronounced simply as the single hard letter “c” or the single letter “k” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/ræ-k//ɹæ.k/ – Notice also that the “ck” ending acts as a separate syllable

 

Racy
– For this word, the “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, the “c” is soft, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/RAY-see//ˈɹeiː.siː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Radiant
– For this word, the “a” is a True Long “A”, the “d” is a flap-d, the “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, and for the “-ant” suffix – the “a” turns into an i-schwa, and the final “t” is (often) stopped (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/RAY-dee-ihn-[t]//ˈɹe.ɾiː.ə(ɪ)n.[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “t” ending (when not stopped) acts as a fourth syllable

 

Radiantly
– For this word, the first “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, the “d” is a flap-d, the “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, the second “a” turns into an i-schwa, the “t” is (usually) stopped, and for the “-ly” suffix – the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e” (this is
the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/RAY-dee-ihn[t]-lee//ˈɹeiː.ɾiː.ə(ɪ)n[t].liː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Radical
– For this word, the “a” is short, the “d” is a flap-d, the “i” is an i-schwa, the “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)

/-dih-kəl//ˈɹæ.ɾə(ɪ).kəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Radio
– For this word, the “a” is a True Long “A”, the “d” is a flap-d, the “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, and the final “o” is long

/RAY-dee-oh//ˈɹe.ɾiː.o/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Raffle
– For this word, the “a” is short, the “ff” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “f” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), there is a phantom-schwa in-between the “ff” combination and the “l” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next), and the final “e” is silent

/-fəl//ˈɹæ.fəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Rail
– For this word, the “ai” combination is pronounced like the Long “A” / Short “I” Diphthong (this is due to the placement of the letter “l” directly after it)

/rayl//ˈɹeɪl/ –– Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Railroad
– For this word, the “ai” combination is pronounced like the Long “A” / Short “I” Diphthong (this is due to the placement of the letter “l” directly after it), the “oa” combination is pronounced simply as the single long letter “o” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the final “d” is a flap-d but is (often) Stopped

/RAYL-roah[d]//ˈɹeɪl.ɹo[ɾ]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Railway
– For this word, the “ai” combination is pronounced like the Long “A” / Short “I” Diphthong (this is due to the placement of the letter “l” directly after it) and the “ay” combination is pronounced like the Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/RAYL-way//ˈɹeɪl.weiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Rain
– For this word, the “ai” combination is pronounced like the Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/rayn//ɹeiːn/

 

Rained
– For this word, the “ai” combination is pronounced like the Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), 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

/rayn-d//ɹeiːn.d/ – Notice also that the “d” ending acts as a second syllable

 

Raise
– For this word, the “ai” combination is pronounced like the Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”, and the “e” is silent

/rayz//ɹeiːz/

 

Raised
– For this word, the “ai” combination is pronounced like the Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”, and since the root-word ends with the sound of the letter “z” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent, and the final “d” is (often) stopped

/rayz-[d]//ɹeiːz.[d]/ – Notice also that the “d” ending (when not stopped) acts as a second syllable

 

Raising
– For this word, the “ai” combination is pronounced like the Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”, and the “-ing” suffix is pronounced like in the word “sing” or “ring” (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/RAY-zing//ˈɹeiː.zɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Rampant
– For this word, the first “a” is short, the second “a” turns into an i-schwa, and the final “t” is (often) stopped

/RæM-pihn[t]//ˈɹæm.pə(ɪ)n[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Range
– For this word, the “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, the “g” is soft, and the final “e” is silent

/rayn-dʒ//ɹeiːn.dʒ/ – Notice also that the soft “g” ending acts as a second syllable

 

Ranging
– For this word, the “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, the “g” is soft, and the “-ing” suffix is pronounced like in the word “sing” or “ring” (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/RAYNdʒ-ing//ˈɹeiːn.dʒɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Rank
– For this word, the “a” is short, the “n” is pronounced like the “ng” combination (this is due to the placement of the letter “k” directly after it)

/ræng-k//ɹæŋ.k/ – Notice also that the “k” ending acts as a second syllable

 

Ranked
– For this word, the “a” is short, the “n” is pronounced like the “ng” combination (this is due to the placement of the letter “k” directly after it), the “k” is (usually) stopped, and since the root-word ends with the letter “k” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent and the final “d” is pronounced like the letter “t”

/ræng-[k]t//ɹæŋ.[k]t/ – Notice also that the “t” ending acts at a second syllable

 

Rankings
– For this word, the “a” is short, the “n” is pronounced like the “ng” combination (this is due to the placement of the letter “k” directly after it), the “-ing” suffix is pronounced like in the word “sing” or “ring” (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue), and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/RæNG-kings//ˈɹæŋ.kɪŋ.z/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “z” ending acts as third syllable

 

Rape
 – For this word, the “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, the “p” is (often) stopped, and the final “e” is silent

/ray[p]//ɹeiːp/

 

Rapid
– For this word, the “a” is short, the “i” is an i-schwa, and the final is a flap-d but is “d” is (often) stopped

/-pih[d]//ˈɹæ.pə(ɪ)[ɾ]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Rapidly
– For this word, the “a” is short, the “i” is an i-schwa, and the “d” is a flap-d but is (often) stopped, and for the “-ly” suffix – the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e” (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/-pih[d]-lee//ˈɹæ.pə(ɪ)[ɾ].liː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Rapper
– For this word, the “a” is short, the “pp” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “p” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and for the “-er” suffix – the “e” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/-p’r//ˈɹæ.pɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Rapport
– For this word, the “a” turns into a u-schwa, the “pp” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “p” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “o” is long, and the final “t” is silent

/ruh-POHR//ɹə(ʌ).ˈpoɹ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Rare
– For this word, the “a” is a Long “A” / Short “I” Diphthong (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), and the “e” is silent

/rayr//ˈɹeɪɹ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Rarely
– For this word, the “a” is a Long “A” / Short “I” Diphthong (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), the “e” is silent,liː and for the “-ly” suffix – the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e” (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/RAYR-lee//ˈɹeɪɹ.liː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Rate
– For this word, the “a” is a True Long “A”, the “t” is (often) stopped, and the final “e” is silent

/ray[t]//ɹeiː[t]/ – Notice also that the “t” ending (when not stopped) acts as a second syllable

 

Rather
– For this word, the “a” is short, the “th” combination is voiced, and the “e” disappears

/-th’r//ræ.ðɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Rating
– For this word, the “a” is a True Long “A”, the “t” is a flap-t, and the “-ing” suffix is pronounced like in the word “sing” or “ring” (this is the
standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/RAY-ding//ˈɹe.ɾɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Ravel
– For this word, the “a” is short, and the “e’ turns into a true-schwa

/Ræ-vəl//ˈɹæ.vəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Raw
– For this word, the “aw” combination is pronounced like in the word “law” or “saw” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/raw//ɹɔ/

 

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