– American English Pronunciation –

– ( Letter S:  Sk ) –


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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.

Sk

 

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

Ski
– For this word, the “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/skee//skiː/ –

 

Skiing
– For this word, the first “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, there is a phantom consonant letter “y” in-between the two letters “i” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next), and the “-ing” suffix is pronounced like in the word “sing” or “ring” (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix n The Common Tongue)

/SKEE-ying//ˈskiː.yɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Skill
– For this word, the “i” is short, 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)

/skihl//skɪl/

 

Skilled
– For this word, the “i” is short, 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), and since the root-word ends with the letter “l” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent and the final “d” is a flap-d but is (often) stopped

/skihl.[d]//skɪl.[ɾ]/ – Notice also that the “d” ending (when not stopped) acts as a second syllable

 

Skillful
– For this word, the “i” is short, 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), and for the “-ful” suffix – the “u” turns into a true-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/SKIHL-fəl//ˈskɪl.fəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

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

/skihm//skɪm/

 

Skimming
– For this word, the “i” is short, the “mm” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “m” (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)

/SKIH-ming//skɪ.mɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

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

/skihn//skɪn/

 

Skirt
– For this word, the “i” disappears, and the final “t” is (often) stopped

/sk’r[t]//skɚ[t]/ – Notice also that the “t” ending (when not stopped) acts as a second syllable

 

Sky
– For this word, the “y” is pronounced like the long letter “i”

/skai//skaiː/

 

Skyscraper
– For this word, the “y” is pronounced like the long letter “i”, the “c” is hard, the “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, and for the “-er” suffix – the “e” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/SKAI-skray-p’r//ˈskaiː.skɹeiː.pɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Skyscrapers
– For this word, the “y” is pronounced like the long letter “i”, the “c” is hard, the “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, 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”

/SKAI-skray-p’rz//ˈskaiː.skɹeiː.pɚz/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Skype
– For this name, the “y” is pronounced like the “igh” combination, the “p” is (often) “stopped”, and the final “e” is silent

/skigh[p]//skʌiː[p]/

 

– ( American English Pronunciation – Letter S ) –


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