– American English Pronunciation –

– ( Letter R:  Ri ) –


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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.

Ri

 

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

 

Rice
– For this word, the “i” is pronounced like the “igh” combination, the “c”‘ is soft, and the final “e” is silent

/righs//ɹʌiːs/

 

Rich
– For this word, the “i” is short

/rih-ch//ɹɪ.tʃ/ – Notice also that the “ch” ending acts as a separate syllable

 

Richter
– For this word, the “i” is short, the “ch” combination is pronounced simply as the single hard letter “c” but (usually) stopped, and the “e” disappears

/RI[K]-t’r//ˈɹɪ[k].tɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

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

/rih[d]//ɹɪ[ɾ]/

 

Ride
– For this word, the “i” is long, the “d” is a flap-d, and the final “e” is silent

/raid//ɹaiːɾ/

 

Rider
– For this word, the “i” is long, the “d” is a flap-d, the final “e” of the root-word combines with the “-er” suffix, and for the “-er” suffix – the “e” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this
suffix in The Common Tongue)

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

 

Ridicule
– For this word, the first “i” is short, the “d” is a flap-d, the second “i” is an i-schwa, the “c” is hard, the “u” is pronounced like the pronoun “you”, and the final “e” is silent

/RIH-dih-kyool//ˈɹɪ.ɾə(ɪ).kjul/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Ridicules
– For this word, the first “i” is short, the “d” is a flap-d, the second “i” is an i-schwa, the “c” is hard, the “u” is pronounced like the pronoun “you”, the “e” is silent, and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/RIH-dih-kyoul-z//ˈɹɪ.ɾə(ɪ).kjul.z/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “z” ending acts as a fourth syllable

 

Ridiculous
– For this word, the first “i” turns into a true-schwa, the second “i” is short, the “c” is hard, the “u” is pronounced like the pronoun “you”, 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-DIH-kyou-lihs//ɹə.ˈdɪ.kju.lə(ɪ)s/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Riding
– For this word, the first “i” is long, 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)

/RAI-ding//ɹaiː.ˈɾɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Right
– For this word, the “igh” combination is pronounced like in the word “fight” or “night” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the final “t” is (often) stopped

/righ[t]//ɹʌiː[t]/

 

Rightly
– For this word, the “igh” combination is pronounced like in the word “fight” or “night” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “t” is (usually) stopped, 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)

/RIGH[T]-lee//ˈɹʌiː[t].liː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Rights
– For this word, and the “igh” combination is pronounced like in the word “fight” or “night” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/righ[t]//ɹʌiː[t]/ – Notice also that the “ts” ending acts as a second syllable

 

Rigorous
– For this word, the “i” is short, the “g” is hard, the first “o” disappears, 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)

/RIH-g’r-ihs//ˈrɪ.gɚ.ə(ɪ)s/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Ring
– For this word, and the “-ing” combination is pronounced like in the word “sing” or “fling” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/ring//ɹɪŋ/

 

Rinse
– For this word, the “i” is short, and the final “e” is silent

/rihn-s//ɹɪn.s/ – Notice also that the “s” ending acts as a second syllable

 

Riot
– For this word, the “i” is long, the “o” turns into an i-schwa, and the final “t” is (often) stopped

/RAI-ih[t]//ˈɹaiː.ə(ɪ)[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Riots
– For this word, the “i” is long, and the “o” turns into an i-schwa

/RAI-ih-ts//ˈɹaiː.ə(ɪ).ts/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “ts” ending acts as a third syllable

 

Rioters
– For this word, the “i” is long, the “o” turns into an i-schwa, the “t” is a flap-t, for the “-er” suffix – the “e” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue), and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/RAI-ih-d’r-z//ˈɹaiː.ə(ɪ).dɚ.z/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “z” ending acts as a fourth syllable

 

Rise
– For this word, the “i” is long, the “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”, and the final “e” is silent

/raiz//ɹaiːz/

 

Rising
– For this word, the “i” is long, the “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”, 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)

/RAI-zing//ˈɹaiː.zɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Risk
– For this word, the “i” is short

/rih-sk//ɹɪ.sk/ – Notice also that the “sk” ending acts as a second syllable

 

Ritual
– For this word, the first “i” is short, the “t” is pronounced like the “ch” combination (this is due to the placement of the letter “u” directly after it), the “u” is long, the “a” turns into a true-schwa

/RIH-choo-əl//ˈɹɪ.tʃu.əl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Ritualistic
– For this word, the first “i” is short, the “t” is pronounced like the “ch” combination (this is due to the placement of the letter “u” directly after it), the “u” is long, the “a” turns into a true-schwa, the “second “i” is short, the third “i” is an i-schwa, and the final “c” is hard but is (often) stopped

/rih-choo-ə-LIHS-tihk//ˌɹɪ.tʃu.ə.ˈlɪs.tə(ɪ)k/ – Notice also that there is a minor stress on the first syllable and that the main stress is on the first syllable

 

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

/RAI-vəl//ˈɹaiː.vəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

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

/RAI-vəl-s//ˈɹaiː.vəl.z/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “z” ending acts as a third syllable

 

River
– For this word, the “i” is short, and the “e” disappears

/RIH-v’r//ˈɹɪ.vɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

– ( American English Pronunciation – Letter R ) –


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