– American English Pronunciation –

– ( Letter R:  Rel ) –


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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.

Rel

 

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

 

Relegated
– For this word, the first “e” is short, the second “e” is turns into a i-schwa, the “g” is hard, the “a” is a True Long “A”, the “t” is a flap-t, and since the root-word ends with the sound of the letter “t” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending turns into an i-schwa, and the final “d” is a flap-d but is (usually) stopped

/REH-lih-gay-dih-[d]//ˈɹɛ.lə(ɪ).ge.ɾə(ɪ)ɾ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Relatable
– For this word, the first “e” turns into a true-schwa, the first “a” is a True Long “A”, the “t” is a flap-t, and for the “-able” suffix – the “a” turns into a u-schwa, there is a phantom-schwa in-between the “b” and the “l” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next), and the final “e” is silent (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/ree-LAY-duh-bəl//ɹiː.ˈlaiː.d(ʌ).bəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Relate
– For this word, the first “e” turns into a true-schwa, the “a” is a True Long “A”, the “t” is (usually) stopped, and the final “e” is silent

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

 

Relation
– For this word, the first “e” turns into a true-schwa, 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 a i-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/rə-LAY-shihn//ɹə.ˈleiː.ʃə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Relationship
– For this word, the first “e” turns into a true-schwa, the “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, for the “tion” suffix – the “ti” combination is pronounced like the un-voiced “sh” combination, the “o” turns into an i-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue), and for the “-ship” suffix – the “sh” combination is un-voiced, the “i” is an
i-schwa, and the final “p” is (often) stopped (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/rə-LAY-shihn-shih[p]//ɹə.ˈleiː.ʃə(ɪ)n.ʃə(ɪ)[p]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Relative
– For this word, the “e” is short, the “a” turns into a u-schwa, 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)

/REH-luh-tihv//ˈɹɛ.lə(ʌ).tə(ɪ)v/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Relatively
– For this word, the first “e” is short, the “a” turns into a u-schwa, for the “-ive” suffix – the “i” turns into an i-schwa, and the “e” is silent (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue), 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-luh-tihv-lee//ˈɹɛ.lə(ʌ).tə(ɪ)v.liː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Relax
– For this word, the first “e” turns into a true-schwa, the “a” is short, and the “x” is pronounced like the “ks” combination

/rə--ks//ɹə.ˈlæ.ks/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable and that the “ks” ending acts as a third syllable

 

Relaxation
– For this word, the “e” is long, the first “a” is short, “x” is pronounced like a “ks” combination, the second “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)

/rə-læx-AY-shihn//rə.læks.ˈeiː.ʃə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

 

Relaxed
– For this word, the first “e” turns into a true-schwa, the “a” is short, the “x” is pronounced like a “ks” combination, and since the root-word ends with the sound of the letter “s” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent and the final “d” is pronounced like the letter “t” but is (usually) stopped

/rə--ks-[t]//ɹə.ˈlæ.ks.[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable and that both the “ks” combination and the “t” ending (when not stopped) act as separate syllables

 

Relaxing
– For this word, the first “e” turns into a true-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)

/rə-Læk-sing//ɹə.ˈlæk.sɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Relay (noun)
– For this word, the “e” is long, and the final “ay” combination is pronounced like the Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

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

 

Relay (verb)
– For this word, the first “e” turns into a true-schwa, and the final “ay” combination is pronounced like the Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/rə-LAY//ɹə.ˈleiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Release
– For this word, the first “e” turns into a true-schwa, the “ea” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “e”, and the final “e” is silent

/rə-LEES//ɹə.ˈliːs/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Released
– For this word, the first “e” turns into a true-schwa, the “ea” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “e”, and since the root-word ends with the sound of the letter “s” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent and the final letter “d” is pronounced like the letter “t” but is (often) stopped

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

 

Relegated
– For this word, the first “e” is short, the second “e” turns into a true-schwa, the “g” is hard, for the “-ate” suffix – the “a” is a True Long “A”, the “t” is (usually) stopped, and the final “e” is silent (this is one of two standard pronunciations of this suffix in The Common Tongue), and since the root-word ends with the sound of the letter “t” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending turns into an i-schwa, and the final “d” is a flap-d but is (often) stopped

/REH-lih-gay-dih[d]//ˈɹɛ.lə(ɪ).ge.ɾə(ɪ)ɾ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Relentless (Relent-less)
– For this word, the first “e” turns into a true-schwa, the second “e” is short, the “t” is (often) stopped, and for the “-less” suffix – the “e” turns into an i-schwa, and the “ss” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “s” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue) & (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/rə-LEHN[T]-lihs//ɹə.ˈlɛn[t].lə(ɪ)s/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Relentlessly (Relent-less-ly)
– For this word, the first “e” turns into a true-schwa, the second “e” is short, the “t” is (often) stopped, for the “-less” suffix – the “e” turns into an i-schwa, and the “ss” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “s” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue) & (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue), 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)

/rə-LEHN[T]-lihs-lee//ɹə.ˈlɛn[t].lə(ɪ)s.liː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

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

/REH-lə-vihn-[t]//ˈɹɛ.lə.və(ɪ)n.[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Reliable
– For this word, the first “e” turns into a true-schwa, the “i” is long, and for the “-able” suffix – the “a” turns into a u-schwa, there is a
phantom-schwa in-between the “b” and the “l” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next), and the final “e” is silent (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/rə-LAI-uh-bəl//ɹə.ˈlaiː.ə(ʌ).bəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Reliability
– For this word, the first “e” turns into a true-schwa, the first “i” is long, and for the “-ability” suffix – the “a” turns into a u-schwa, the first “i” is short, the second “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)

/rə-lai-uh-BIH-lih-dee//ɹə.ˌlaiː.ə(ʌ).ˈbɪ.lə(ɪ).ɾiː/ – Notice also that there is a minor stress on the second syllable and that the major stress is on the fourth syllable

 

Reliably
– For this word, the first “e” turns into a true-schwa, the “i” is long, and for the “-ably” suffix – the “a” turns into a u-schwa, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e” (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/rə-LAI-uh-blee//ɹə.ˈlaiː.ə(ʌ).bliː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Reliance
– For this word, the first “e” turns into a true-schwa, the “i” is long, 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)

/rə-LAI-ihn-s//ɹə.ˈlaiː.ə(ɪ)n.s/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable and that the “s” ending acts as a fourth syllable

 

Relief
– For this word, the first “e” turns into a true-schwa, and 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)

/rə-LEEF//ɹə.ˈliːf/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Religion
– For this word, the first “e” turns into a true-schwa, the first “i” is short, the “g” is soft, and the “io” combination turns into an i-schwa

/rə-LIH-dʒihn//ɹə.ˈlɪ.dʒə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Religious
– For this word, the first “e” turns into a true-schwa, the first “i” is short, the “g” is soft, the second “i” combines with the “-ous” suffix, and for the “-ous” suffix – the “ou” combination turns into an i-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/rə-LIH-dʒihs//ɹə.ˈlɪ.dʒə(ɪ)s/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Relocation
– For this word, the “e” is long, the first “o” is long, the “c” is hard, the “a” is long, and for the “-tion” suffix – the “ti” combination is pronounced like the “sh” combination, and the “o” turns into an i-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/ree-loh-KAY-shihn//ɹiː.lo.keiː.ˈʃə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

 

Reluctant
– For this word, the first “e” turns into a true-schwa, the “u” is short, the “c” is hard but is (usually) stopped, 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-LUH[K]-tihn-[t]//ɹə.ˈlʌ[k].tə(ɪ)n.[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable and that the “t” ending (when not stopped) acts as a fourth syllable

 

Rely
– For this word, the first “e” turns into a true-schwa, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “i”

/rə-LAI//ɹə.ˈlaiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

– ( American English Pronunciation – Letter R ) –


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