– American English Pronunciation –

– ( Letter R:  Reg ) –


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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.

Reg

 

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

 

Regard
– For this word, the first “e” turns into a true-schwa, the “g” is hard, the “a” is pronounced like the short letter “o”, and the final “d” is a flap-d but is (often) stopped

/rə-GAHR-[d]//ɹə.ˈgɑɹ.[ɾ]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Regarded
– For this word, the first “e” turns into a true-schwa, the “g” is hard, the “a” is pronounced like the short letter “o”, the first “d” is a flap-d, and since the root-word ends with the letter “d” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending turns into an i-schwa, and the final “d” is a flap-d but is (often) stopped

/rə-GAHR-dih[d]//ɹə.ˈɡɑɹ.ɾə(ɪ)[ɾ]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Regarding
– For this word, the first “e” turns into a true-schwa, the “g” is hard, the “a” is pronounced like the short letter “o”, the first “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)

/rə-GAHR-ding//ɹə.ˈgɑɹ.ɾɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Regime
– For this word, the “e” turns into a true-schwa, the “g” is pronounced like the voiced “sh” combination, the “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, and the final “e” is silent

/rə-ZHEEM//rə.ˈʒiːm/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Region
– For this word, the “e” is long, the “g” is soft, the “io” combination turns into an i-schwa

/REE-dʒihn//ˈɹiː.dʒə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Regional
– For this word, the “e” is long, the “g” is soft, the “io” combination turns into an i-schwa, and for the “-al” suffix – the “a” turns into a true-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/REE-dʒihn-əl//ˈɹiː.dʒə(ɪ)n.əl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Regions
– For this word, the “e” is long, the “g” is soft, the “io” combination turns into an i-schwa, and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/REE-dʒihn-z//ˈɹiː.dʒə(ɪ)n.z/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Register
– For this word, the “e” is short,the “g” is soft, the “i” is an i-schwa, and for the “-er” suffix – the “e” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/REH-dʒihs-t’r//ˈɹɛ.dʒə(ɪ)s.tɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Regret
– For this word, the first “e” turns into a true-schwa, the “g” is hard, the second “e” is short, and the final “t” is (often) stopped

/rə-GREH[T]//ɹə.ˈgɹɛ[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Regular
– For this word, the “e” is short, the “g” is hard, the “u” is pronounced like the pronoun “you”, and the “a” disappears

/REH-gyoo-l’r//ɹɛ.ˈgju.lɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Regularly
– For this word, the “e” is short, the “g” is hard, the “u” is pronounced like the pronoun “you”, the “a” disappears, 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)

/REHG-you-l’r-lee//ˈɹɛ.gju.lɚ.liː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Regulate
– For this word, the “e” is short, the “g” is hard, the “u” is pronounced like the pronoun “you”, for the “-ate” suffix – the “a” is a True Long “A”, the “t” is (usually) and the final “e” is silent (this is one of two standard pronunciations of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/REH-gyou-lay[t]//ˈrɛ.gju.laiː[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Regulated
– For this word, the “e” is short, the “g” is hard, the “u” is pronounced like the pronoun “you”, for the “-ate” suffix – the “a” is a True Long “A”, the “t” is (usually) stopped but with the addition of the “-ed” ending – the “t” is a flap-t, and the “e” combines with the
“-ed” ending, and since the root-word ends with the sound of the letter “t” (even if it’s stopped) – the “e” of the “-ed” ending turns into an i-schwa, and the final “d” is a flap-d but is (often) stopped (this
is one of two standard pronunciations of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/REH-gyou-lay-dih[d]//ˈrɛ.gju.laiː.ɾə(ɪ)[ɾ]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “d” ending (when not stopped) acts as a fifth syllable

 

Regulation
– For this word, the “e” is short, the “g” is hard, the “u” is pronounced like the pronoun “you”, the “a” is 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)

/reh-gyoo-LAY-shihn//ˌɹɛ.gju.ˈleiː.ʃə(ɪ)n/– Notice also that there is a minor stress on the first syllable and that the major stress is on the third syllable

 

Regulations
– For this word, the “e” is short, the “g” is hard, the “u” is pronounced like the pronoun “you”, the “a” is 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”

/reh-gyoo-LAY-shihn-z//ˌɹɛ.gju.ˈleiː.ʃə(ɪ)n.z/– Notice also that there is a minor stress on the first syllable, the major stress is on the third syllable, and that the “z” ending acts as a fifth syllable

 

– ( American English Pronunciation – Letter R ) –


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