– American English Pronunciation –

– ( Letter S:  Sc ) –


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.

Sc

 

Sa . Se . Sh . Si . Sk . Sl . Sm . Sn . So . Sp . Sq . St . Su . Sw . Sy

 

Scale
– For this word, the “c” is hard, the “a” is a Long “A” / Short “I” Diphthong (this is due to the placement of the letter “l” directly after it), and the final “e” is silent

/skayl//skeɪl/

 

Scarce
– For this word, the first “c” is hard, the “a” is a Long “A” / Short “I” Diphthong (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), the second “c” is soft, the “e” is silent

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

 

Scarcely
– For this word, the first “c” is hard, the “a” is a Long “A” / Short “I” Diphthong (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), the second “c” is soft, the “e” is silent, 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)

/SKAYR-slee//ˈskeɪɹ.sliː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Scare
– For this word, the “c” is hard, the “a” is a Long “A” / Short “I” Diphthong (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), and the final “e” is silent

/skayr//skeɪɹ/

 

Scared
– For this word, the “c” is hard, the “a” is a Long “A” / Short “I” Diphthong (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), and since the root-word ends with the sound of the letter “r” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent, and the final “d” is a flap-d but is (often) stopped

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

 

Scarf
– For this word, the “c” is hard, and the “a” is pronounced like the short letter “o”

/skahr-f//skɑɹ.f/ – Notice also that the “f” ending acts as a second syllable

 

Scary
– For this word, the “c” is hard, the “a” is a Long “A” / Short “I” Diphthong (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/SKAYR-ee//ˈskeɪɹ.iː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Scan
– For this word, the “c” is hard, and the “a” is short

/skæn//skæn/

 

Scandal
– For this word, the “c” is hard, the first “a” is short, and the second “a” turns into a true-schwa

/SKæN-dəl//ˈskæn.dəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Scandinavia
– For this word, the “c” is hard, the first “a” is short, the first “i” is an i-schwa, the second “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, the second “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, there is a phantom consonant letter “y” in-between the “i” and the final “a” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next), and the final “a” turns into a u-schwa

/skæn-dih-NAY-vee-yuh//skæn.də(ɪ).ˈneiː.viː.jə(ʌ)/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

 

Scanning
– For this word, the “c” is hard, the “a” is short, the “nn” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “n”, 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)

/SKæ-ning//ˈskæ.nɪŋ/

 

Scene
– For this word, the “c” is silent, the first “e” is long, and the final “e” is silent

/seen//siːn/ – (This word is pronounced exactly the same as the past participle form of the word “see” [“seen”]) –

 

Scenery
– For this word, the “c” is silent, the first “e” is long, the second “e” disappears, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/SEE-n’r-ee//ˈsiː.nɚ.iː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Scent
– For this word, the “c” is silent, the “e” is short, and the final “t” is (often Stopped)

/SEHN-[t]//ˈsɛn.[t]/ – Notice also that the “t” ending (when not stopped) acts as a second syllable

 

Scents
– For this word, the “c” is silent, and the “e” is short

/SEHN-ts//ˈsɛn.ts/ – Notice also that the “ts” ending acts as a second syllable

 

Schedule
– For this word, the “ch” combination is pronounced simply like the single hard letter “c”, the “e” is short, the “d” is pronounced like the soft letter “g” (this is due to the placement of the letter “u” directly after it), the “u” is long, there is a phantom-schwa in-between the “u” and the “l” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next), and the final “e” is silent

/SKEH-dʒoo-əl//ˈskɛ.dʒu.əl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Scheduled
– For this word, the “ch” combination is pronounced simply like the single hard letter “c”, the “e” is short, the “d” is pronounced like the soft letter “g” (this is due to the placement of the letter “u” directly after it), the “u” turns into a true-schwa, and since the root-word ends with the sound of the letter “l” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent, and the final “d” is a flap-d but is often stopped

/SKEH-dʒəl-[d]//ˈskɛ.dʒəl.[ɾ]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “d” ending (when not stopped) acts as a third syllable

 

Schedules
– For this word, the “ch” combination is pronounced simply like the single hard letter “c”, the “e” is short, the “d” is pronounced like the soft letter “g” (this is due to the placement of the letter “u” directly after it), the “u” is long, there is a phantom-schwa in-between the “u” and the “l” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next), the second “e” is silent, and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/SKEH-dʒoo-əl-z//ˈskɛ.dʒu.əl.z/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “z” ending acts as a fourth syllable

 

Scheme
– For this word, the “ch” combination is pronounced simply like the single hard letter “c”, the first “e” is long, and the final “e” is silent

/skeem//skiːm/

 

Schemes
– For this word, the “ch” is pronounced simply like the single hard letter “c”, the first “e” is long, the second “e” is silent, and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

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

 

Scholarship
– For this word, the “ch” combination is pronounced simply like the single hard letter “c”, the “o” is short, the “a” disappears, , 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)

/SKAH-l’r-shih[p]//ˈskɑ.lɚ.ʃə(ɪ)[p]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

School
– For this word, the “ch” combination is pronounced simply like the single hard letter “c”, and the “oo” combination is pronounced like the long letter “u” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/skool//skul/

 

Schooling
– For this word, the “ch” combination is pronounced simply like the single hard letter “c”, and 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 “-ing” suffix is pronounced like in the word “sing” or “ring” (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/skool-ing//skul.ɪŋ/

 

Science
– For this word, the first “c” is silent, the “i” is long, 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)

/SAI-ihn-s//ˈsaɪ.ə(ɪ)n.s/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “s” ending acts as a third syllable

 

Scientific
– For this word, the first “c” is silent, the first “i” is long, the “e” turns into an i-schwa, the second “i” 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)

/sai-ihn-TIH-fih[k]//saiː.ə(ɪ)n.ˈtɪ.fə(ɪ)[k]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

 

Scientifically
– For this word, the “c” is silent, the “i” is long, the “e” turns into an i-schwa, the second “i” is short, for the “-ic” suffix – the “i” is an i-schwa, and the “c” is hard but is (sometimes) stopped, and for the “-ally suffix – the “a” disappears, the “ll” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “l” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e” (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix combination in The Common Tongue)

/sai-ihn-TIH-fih[k]-lee//saiː.ə(ɪ)n.ˈtɪ.fə(ɪ)[k].liː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

 

Scientist
– For this word, the “c” is silent, the first “i” is long, the “e” turns into an i-schwa, and for the “-ist” suffix – the “i” is an i-schwa, and the final “t” is (often) stopped (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/SAI-ihn-tihs-[t]//ˈsaiː.ə(ɪ)n.tə(ɪ)s.[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “t” ending (when not stopped) acts as a fourth syllable

 

Scientists
– For this word, the “c” is silent, the first “i” is long, the “e” turns into an i-schwa, and for the “-ist” suffix – the “i” is an i-schwa, and the final “t” is (often) stopped (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/SAI-ihn-tihs-ts//ˈsaiː.ə(ɪ)n.tə(ɪ)s.ts/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “ts” ending acts as a fourth syllable

 

Scissors
– For this word, the “c” is silent, the “i” is short, the “ss” combination is pronounced like the letter “z”, the “o” disappears, and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/SIH-z’r-z//ˈsɪ.zɚ.z/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “z” ending acts as a third syllable

 

Sclerosis
– For this word, the “c” is hard, the “e” turns into a true-schwa, the “o” is long, and the “i” is an i-schwa

/sklə-ROH-sihs//sklə.ˈɹo.sə(ɪ)s/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Score
– For this word, the “c” is hard, the “o” is long, and the final “e” is silent

/skohr//skoɹ/

 

Scotland
– For this word, the “o” is short, and for the “-land” suffix – the “t” is (usually) stopped, the “a” turns into an i-schwa, and the final “d” is (often) stopped (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/SKAH[T]-lihn-[d]//ˈskɑ[t].lə(ɪ)n.d/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “d” ending (when not stopped) acts as a separate syllable

 

Scottish
– For this word, the “c” is hard, the “o” is short, the “tt” combination is pronounced simply like the single flap-t, and for the “-ish” suffix – the “i” is an i-schwa, and the “sh” combination is un-voiced (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/SKAH-dihsh//ˈskɑ.də(ɪ)ʃ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Scratch
– For this word, the “c” is hard, the “a” is short, and the “tch” combination is pronounced simply like the “ch” combination (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/skræ-ch//skɹæ.tʃ/ – Notice also that the “ch” ending acts as a second syllable

 

Scream
– For this word, the “c” is hard, the “ea” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “e”

/skreem//skriːm/

 

Screen
– For this word, the “c” is hard, and the “ee” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “e” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/skreen//skriːn/

 

Screw
– For this word, the “c” is hard, and the “ew” combination is pronounced like the long letter “u” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/skroo//skɹu/

 

Screwdriver
– For this word, the “c” is hard, the “ew” combination is pronounced like the long letter “u” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “d” is pronounced like the soft letter “g” (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), the “i” is long, ɚ – , and for the “-er” suffix – the “e” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this
suffix in The Common Tongue)

/SKROO-dʒɹaiː-v’r//ˈskɹu.dʒɹaiː.vɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Script
– For this word, the “c” is hard, the “i” is short, and the “p” is (usually) stopped

/skrih[p]-t//skɹɪ[p].t/ – Notice also that the “t” ending acts as a second syllable

 

Scrub
– For this word, the “c” is hard, the “u” is short, and the final “b” is (usually) stopped

/skruh[b]//skɹʌ[b]/

 

Scruffy
– For this word, the “c” is hard, the “u” is short, the “ff” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “f” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/SKRUH-fee//ˈskɹʌ.fiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Scrutinize
– For this word, the “c” is hard, the “u” is long, the “t” is (usually) stopped, the first “i” is an i-schwa, for the “-ize” suffix – the “i” is long, and the final “e” is silent (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/SKROO[T]-ih-naiz//ˈskɹu[t].ə(ɪ).naiːz/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “d” ending (when not stopped) acts as a fourth syllable

 

Scrutinized
– For this word, the “c” is hard, the “u” is long, the “t” is (usually) stopped, the first “i” is an i-schwa, for the “-ize” suffix – the “i” is long, the “e” combines with the “-ed” ending, and since the root-word ends with the sound of the letter “z” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent, and the final “d” is (often) stopped (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix combination in The Common Tongue)

/SKROO[T]-ih-naiz-[d]//ˈskɹu[t].ə(ɪ).naiːz.[d]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “d” ending (when not stopped) acts as a fourth syllable

 

Scrutinizing
– For this word, the “c” is hard, the “u” is long, the “t” is (usually) stopped, the first “i” is an i-schwa, for the “-ize” suffix – the “i” is long, and the “e” is dropped, and the “-ing” suffix is pronounced like in the word “sing” or “ring” (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix combination in The Common Tongue)

/SKROO[T]-ih-naiz-ing//ˈskɹu[t].ə(ɪ).naiːz.ɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

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