– American English Pronunciation –

– ( Letter R:  Ro ) –


An alphabetical pronunciation guide of The Common Tongue – a.k.a. – American English Pronunciation, containing the phonetic spellings of a vast selection of common and not-so-common words in the English language, with more added daily.

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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.

Ro

 

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

 

Road
– For this word, the “oa” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “o” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the final “d” is a flap-d but is (often) stopped

/roh-[d]//ɹo.[d]/ – Notice also that the “d” ending (when not stopped) acts like a second syllable

 

Rob
– For this word, the “o” is short, and the final “b” is (sometimes) stopped

/rah[b]//ɹɑ[b]/

 

Robbed
– For this word, the “o” is short, the “bb” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “b” but is almost stopped (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and since the root word ends with the letter “b” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent

/rah[b]-d//ˈɹɑ[b].d/ – Notice also that the “d” ending acts as a second syllable

 

Robber
– For this word, the “o” is short, the “bb” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “b” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and for the “-er” suffix – the “e” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/RAH-b’r//ˈɹɑ.bɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Robbery
– For this word, the “o” is short, the “bb” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “b” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), for the “-er” suffix – the “e” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue), and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/RAH-b’r-ee//ˈɹɑ.bɚ.iː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

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

/RAH-bihn//ˈɹɑ.bə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Robust
– For this word, the “o” is long, the “u” is short, and the final “t” is (often) stopped

/roh-BUHS-[t]//ɹo.ˈbʌs.[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable and that the “t” ending (when not stopped) acts as a third syllable

 

Rock
– For this word, the “o” is short, and the “ck” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “k” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/rahk//ɹɑk/

 

Rocks
– For this word, the “o” is short, and the “ck” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “k” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/rah-ks//ɹɑ.ks/ – Notice also that the “ks” ending acts as a second syllable

 

Role
– For this word, the “o” is long, and the final “e” is silent

/rohl//ɹol/

 

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

/rohl-z//ɹol.z/ – Notice also that the “z” ending acts as a second syllable

 

Roll
– For this word, the “o” is long, and the “ll” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “l” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/rohl//ɹol/

 

Roll-Out
– For this word, the first “o” is long, and the “ll” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “l” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “Ou” combination is pronounced like the “ow” combination, and the final “t” is (often) stopped

/ROH-low[t]//ˈɹo.lɑu[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Roman
– For this word, the “o” is long, and for the “-man” suffix – the “a” turns into an i-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/ROH-mihn//ˈɹo.mə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Romania
– For this word, the “o” is long, the first “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, the “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, and the final “a” turns into a u-schwa

/roh-MAY-nee-uh//ɹo.ˈmeiː.niː.ə(ʌ)/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Romanian
– For this word, the “o” is long, the first “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, the “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, and the final “a” turns into an i-schwa

/roh-MAY-nee-ihn//ɹo.ˈmeiː.niː.ə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Romans/’s
– For these words, the “o” is long, the “a” turns into an i-schwa, and the “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/ROH-mihn-z//ˈɹo.mə(ɪ)n.z/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “z” ending acts as a third syllable

 

Romantic
– For this word, the “o” turns into a true-schwa, the ‘a” is short, and for the “-ic” suffix – the “i” is an i-schwa, and the final “c” is hard but is
(sometimes) stopped (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/rə-MæN-tih[k]//ɹə.ˈmæn.tə(ɪ)[k]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

 

Rome
– For this word, the “o” is long, and the final “e” is silent

/rohm//ɹom/

 

Roof
– For this word, the “oo” combination is pronounced like the long letter “u” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/roof//ɹuf/

 

Room
– For this word, the “oo” combination is pronounced like the long letter “u” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/room//ɹum/

 

Root
– For this word, the “oo” combination is pronounced like the long letter “u” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the final “t” is (often) stopped

/roo[t]//ɹu[t]/ – Notice also that –

 

Rope
– For this word, the “o” is long, the “p” (often) stopped, and the final “e” is silent

/roh[p]//ɹo[p]/

 

Rough
– For this word, the “ou” combination is pronounced simply like the single short letter “u”, and the “gh” combination is pronounced like the letter “f”

/ruhf//ɹʌf/ – Notice also that –

 

Rougher
– For this word, the “ou” combination is pronounced simply like the single short letter “u”, the “gh” combination is pronounced like the letter “f”, and for the “-er” suffix – the “e” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/RUH-f’r//ˈɹʌ.fɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Roughly
– For this word, the “ou” combination is pronounced simply like the single short letter “u”, the “gh” combination is pronounced like the letter “f”, 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)

/RUHF-lee//ˈɹʌf.liː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Round
– For this word, the “ou” combination is pronounced like the “ow” combination (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the final “d” is (often) stopped

/rown-[d]//ɹɑun.[d]/ – Notice also that the “d” ending (when not stopped) acts as a second syllable

 

Rounded
– For this word, the “ou” combination is pronounced like the “ow” combination (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), 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 (often) stopped

/ROWN-dih[d]//ˈɹɑun.də(ɪ)[d]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Route
– There are two common pronunciations of this word in The Common Tongue: In one pronunciation, the “ou” combination is pronounced like the “ow” combination (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue) – in the other pronunciation, the “ou” combination is pronounced like the simply like the long letter “u” – and in both pronunciations, the “t” is (often) stopped, and the final “e” is silent

/row[t]//ɹɑu[t]/ – -Or- – /roo[t]//ɹu[t]/

 

Router
– For this word, the “ou” combination is pronounced like the “ow” combination (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “t” is a flap-t, and for the “-er” suffix – the “e” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

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

 

Routine
– For this word, the “ou” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “u”, the “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, and the final “e” is silent

/roo-TEEN//ɹu.ˈtiːn/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Row
– For this word, the “ow” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “o”

/roh//ɹo/

 

Royal
– For this word, the “oy” combination is pronounced like in the word “toy” or “annoy” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and for the “-al” suffix – the “a” turns into a true-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/ROY-əl//ˈɹoiː.əl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

– ( American English Pronunciation – Letter R ) –


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