– American English Pronunciation –

– ( Letter R:  Rea ) –


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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.

Rea

 

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

 

Reach
– For this word, the “ea” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “e”

/ree-ch//ɹiː.tʃ/ – Notice also that the “ch” ending acts as a second syllable

 

Reached
– For this word, the “ea” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “e”, and since the root-word ends with the sound of the “ch” combination – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent and the “d” is pronounced like the letter “t”

/reech-t//ɹiːtʃ.t/ – Notice also that the “t” ending acts as a second syllable

 

Reaching
– For this word, the “ea” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “e”, 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)

/REE-ching//ɹiː.tʃɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress in the first syllable and that the “ch” ending acts as a second syllable

 

React
– For this word, the “e” is long, there is a phantom consonant letter “y” in-between the “e” and the “a” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next), the “a” is short, and the “c” is hard but is (usually) stopped

/ree-[K]-t//ɹiː.ˈjæ[k].t/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable and that the “t” ending acts as a third syllable

 

Reaction
– For this word, the “e” is long, there is a phantom consonant “y” in-between the “e” and the “a” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next), the “c” is hard, 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)

/ree-æK-shihn//ɹiː.ˈæk.ʃə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Reactive
– For this word, the “e” is long, the “a” is short, there is a phantom consonant “y” in-between the “e” and the “a” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next), the “c” is hard but is (usually) stopped, and for the “-ive” suffix – the “i” is an i-schwa, and the final “e” is silent (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/ree-æK-tihv//ɹiː.æk.tə(ɪ)v/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Read (past)
– For this word, the “ea” combination is pronounced simply like the single short letter “e”, and the final “d” is a flap-d but is (often) stopped

/reh[d]//ɹɛ[ɾ]/

 

Read (present)
– For this word, the “ea” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “e”, and the final “d” is a flap-d but is (often) stopped

/ree[d]//ɹiː[ɾ]/

 

Reader
– For this word, the “ea” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “e”, the “d” is a flap-d, and for the “-er” suffix – the “e” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

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

 

Readily
– For this word, the “ea” combination is pronounced simply like the single short letter “e”, the “d” is a flap-d, the “i” is an i-schwa, 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)

/REH-dih-lee//ˈɹɛ.ɾə(ɪ).liː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Reading
– For this word, the “ea” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “e”, the “d” is a flap-d, 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)

/REE-ding//ˈɹiː.ɾɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Reads
– For this word, the “ea” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “e”, and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/ree-dz//ɹiː.ɾz/ – Notice also that the “dz” ending acts as a separate syllable

 

Ready
– For this word, the “ea” combination is pronounced simply like the single short letter “e”, the “d” is a flap-d, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/REH-dee//ˈɹɛ.ɾiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Real
– For this word, the “e” is long, and the “a” turns into a true-schwa

/ree-əl//ˈɹiː.əl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Realistic
– For this word, the “e” is long, the “a” turns into a true-schwa, the first “i” is short, and for the “-ic” suffix – the “i” turns into an i-schwa, and the final “c” is hard but is (often) stopped (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/ree-ə-LIHS-tih[k]//ɹiː.ə.ˈlɪs.tɪ[k]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

 

Reality
– For this word, the “e” is long, the “a” is short, 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)

/ree-æ-lih-dee//ɹiː.ˈæ.lə(ɪ).ɾiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Realize
– For this word, the “e” is long, the “a” turns into a true-schwa, and for the “-ize” suffix – the “i” is long, and the final “e” is silent (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/REE-uh-laiz//ˈɹiː.ə.laiːz/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Really
– For this word, the “e” is long, the “a” turns into a true-schwa but almost disappears, the final “l” of the root-word combinations with the “-ly” suffix, “ll” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “l” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/REE-[ə]-lee//ˈɹiː.[ə].liː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Rear
– For this word, the “e” is long, and the “a” turns into a true-schwa

/REE-ɚ//ˈɹiː.ɚ/– Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Reason
– For this word, the “ea” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “e”, the “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”, and the “o” turns into an i-schwa

/REE-zihn//ˈriː.zə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Reasonable
– For this word, the “ea” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “e”, the “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”, the “o” turns into an i-schwa, and for the “-able” suffix – the “a” turns into a u-schwa, there is a phantom-schwa in-between the “b” and the “l”, and the final “e” is silent (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/REE-zih-uh-bəl//ˈɹiː.zə(ɪ)n.ə(ʌ).bəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Reasoning
– For this word, the “ea” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “e”, the “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”, and the “o” turns into an i-schwa, 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)

/REE-zih-ning//ˈriː.zə(ɪ).nɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Reasons
– For this word, the “ea” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “e”, the first “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”, the “o” disappears, and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/REE-z’n-z//ˈɹiː.zən.z/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “z” ending acts as a third syllable

 

Reassurance (re-Assurance)
– For this word, the first “e” is long, the first “a” turns into a u-schwa, the “ss” combination is pronounced like the un-voiced “sh” combination, the “u” disappears, and for the “-ance” suffix – the “a” turns into an i-schwa, the “c” is soft, and the “e” is silent (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/ree-uh-SH’R-ihns//ɹiː.ə(ʌ).ˈʃɚ.ə(ɪ)n.s/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

 

– ( American English Pronunciation – Letter R ) –


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