– American English Pronunciation –

– ( Letter R:  Red ) –


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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.

Red

 

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

 

Red
– For this word, the “e” is short, and the final “d” is a flap-d but is (often) stopped

/reh[d]//ɹɛ[ɾ]/

 

Reduce
– For this word, the first “e” turns into a true-schwa, the “u” is long, the “c” is soft, and the final “e” is silent

/rə-DOOS//ɹə.ˈdus / – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Reduced
– For this word, the “e” turns into a true-schwa, the “u” is long, the “c” is soft, the “e” combines with the “-ed” ending, and since the root-word ends with the “s” sound – the “e” of the “-ed” is silent and the final “d” is pronounced like the letter “t” but is (sometimes) stopped

/rə-DOOS-[t]//ɹə.ˈdus.[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable and that the “t” ending (when not stopped) acts a third syllable

 

Reduction
– For this word, the “e” turns into a true-schwa, the “u” is short, the “c” is hard but is almost stopped, 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-DUHK-shihn//ɹiː.dʌk.ˈʃə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Redundancy
– For this word, the “e” turns into a true-schwa, the “u” is short, the “a” turns into an i-schwa, the “c” is soft, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/rə-DUHN-dihn-see//ɹə.ˈdʌn.də(ɪ)n.siː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Redundant
– For this word, the “e” turns into an i-schwa, the “u” is short, 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)

/rə-DUHN-dihn[t]//ɹə.ˈdʌn.də(ɪ)n.[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

– ( American English Pronunciation – Letter R ) –


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