– American English Pronunciation –

– ( Letter R:  Rev ) –


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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.

Rev

 

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

 

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

/rə-VEE-əl//ɹə.ˈviː.əl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Revenge
– For this word, the first “e” turns into a true-schwa, the second “e” is short, the “g” is soft, and the final “e” is silent

/rə-VEHN-dʒ//ɹə.ˈvɛn.dʒ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable and that the soft “g” ending acts as a third syllable

Revenue
– For this word, the first “e” is short, the second “e” turns into an i-schwa, and the “ue” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “u”

/REH-vih-noo//ˈɹɛ.və(ɪ).nu/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Reverence
– For this word, the first “e” is short, the second “e” disappears, and for the “-ence” suffix – the “e” turns into an i-schwa, the “c” is soft,
and the final “e” is silent (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/REHV-rihn-s//ˈɹɛv.ɹə(ɪ)n.s/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “s” ending acts as a third syllable

 

Reverse
– For this word, the first “e” turns into a true-schwa, the second “e” disappears, and the final “e” is silent

/rə-V’R-s//ɹə.ˈvɚ.s/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable and that the “s” ending acts as a third syllable

 

Review
– For this word, the first “e” turns into a true-schwa, the “i” is pronounced like the consonant letter “y”, and the “ew” combination is pronounced like the long letter “u”

/rə-VYOO//ɹə.ˈvju/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

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

/rə-VAIZ//ɹə.ˈvaiːz/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Revision
– For this word, the first “e” turns into a true-schwa, the first “i” is short, and for the “-sion” suffix – the “si” combination is pronounced like the voiced “sh” combination, and the “o” turns into an i-schwa (this is one of two standard pronunciations of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/rə-VIH-zhihn//ɹə.ˈvɪ.ʒə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Revive
– For this word, the first “e” turns into an i-schwa, the “i” is long, and the final “e” is silent

/rih-VAIV//ɹə(ɪ).ˈvaiːv/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Revoke
– For this word, the first “e” turns into a trues-schwa, the “o” is long, the “k” is (often) stopped, and the final “e” is silent

/rə-VOH[K]//ɹə.ˈvo[k]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Revoked
– For this word, the first “e” turns into a trues-schwa, the “o” is long, the “k” is (usually) stopped, the final “e” combines with the “-ed” ending, and since the root-word ends with the sound of the letter “k” (even if it is stopped) – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent, and the final “d” is pronounced like the letter “t”

/rə-VOH[K]-t//ɹə.ˈvo[k].t/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable and that the “t” ending acts as a separate syllable

 

Revolution
– For this word, the “e” is short, the “o” turns into a true-schwa, the “u” is long, 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-və-LOO-shihn//ˌɹɛ.və.ˈlu.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

 

– ( American English Pronunciation – Letter R ) –


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