– American English Pronunciation –

– ( Letter S:  Sl ) –


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.

Sl

 

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

Slack
– For this word, the “a” is short, the “ck” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “k” but at the end of the word is (often) stopped (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

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

 

Slacker
– For this word, the “a” is short, the “ck” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “k” (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)

/SLæ-k’r//slæ.kɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Slacks
– For this word, the “a” 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)

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

 

Slam
– For this word, the “a” is short

/slæm//slæm/ –

 

Slammed
– For this word, the “a” 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 since the root-word ends with the sound of the letter “m” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent, and the final “d” is almost stopped

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

 

Slander
– For this word, the “a” is short, and the “e” disappears

/SLæN-d’r//ˈslæn.dɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Slang
– For this word, the “a” is short, and the “ng” combination is pronounced like in the word “ring” or “rang” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/slæng//slæŋ/

 

Slap
– For this word, the “a” is short, and the final “p” is (often) stopped

/slæ[p]//slæ[p]/ – Notice also that the “p” ending (when not stopped) acts as a second syllable

 

Slapstick
– For this word, the “a” is short, the “p” is almost stopped, the “i” 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) – however, the “k” is (often) stopped

/SLæ[P]-stih[k]//ˈslæ[p].stɪ[k]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Slash
– For this word, the “a” is short, the “sh” combination is un-voiced

/slæ-sh//slæ.ʃ/ – Notice also that the “sh” ending acts as a second syllable

 

Slashing
– For this word, the “a” is short, the “sh” combination is un-voiced, 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)

/SLæ-shing//ˈslæ.ʃɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Slave
– For this word, the “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, and the final “e” is silent

/slayv//sleiːv/

 

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

/sleh[d]//slɛ[ɾ]/

 

Sledding
– For this word, the “e” is short, the “dd” combination is pronounced like the single flap-d (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)

/SLEH-ding//ˈslɛ.ɾɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Sleep
– For this word, 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), and the final “p” is (often) stopped

/slee[p]//sliː[p]/ – Notice also that –

 

Sleepiness
– For this word, 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), the “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, and for the “-ness” suffix – the “e” turns into an i-schwa, and the “ss” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “s” (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/SLEE-pee-nihs//ˈsliː.piː.nə(ɪ)s/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Sleeve
– For this word, 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)

/sleev//sliːv/

 

Slept
– For this word, the “e” is short, the “p” is (usually) stopped, and the final “t” is (sometimes) stopped

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

 

Slice
– For this word, the “i” is pronounce like the “igh” combination, the “c” is soft, and the final “e” is silent

/slighs//slʌiːs/

 

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

/slih[d]//slɪ[ɾ]/

 

Slide
– For this word, the “i” is long, the “d” is a flap-d but is (usually) stopped, and the final “e” is silent

/slai[d]//slaiː[d]/

 

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

/sligh[t]//slʌiː[t]/

 

Slightly
– For this word, the “igh” combination is pronounced like in the word “night, or “light” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “t” is (often) 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)

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

 

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

/slihm//slɪm/

 

Slip
– For this word, the “i” is short, and the final “p” is (often) stopped

/slih[p]//slɪ[p]/

 

Slipped
– For this word, the “i” is short, the “pp” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “p” but is (often) stopped (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and since the root-word ends with the letter “p” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending, is silent, and the final “d” is pronounced like the letter “t”

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

 

Slither
– For this word, the “i” is short, the “th” combination is voiced, and the “e” disappears

/SLIH-th’r//ˈslɪ.ðɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Slogan
– For this word, the “o” is long, the “g” is hard, and the “a” turns into an i-schwa

/SLOH-gihn//ˈslo.gə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

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

/sloh[p]//slo[p]/

 

Slouch
– For this word, the “ou” combination is pronounced like the “ow” combination

/slow-ch//slau.tʃ/ – Notice also that the “ch” ending act as a second syllable

 

Slouched
– For this word, the “ou” combination is pronounced like the “ow” combination, and since the root-word ends with the “ch” combination – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent, and the final “d” is pronounced like the letter “t”

/slow-ch-t//slau.tʃ.t/ – Notice also that the “ch” and the “t” ending act as separate syllables

 

Slow
– For this word, the “ow” combination is pronounced simply like the long letter “o” (the “w” does not affect the pronunciation of the letter “o”)

/sloh//slo/

 

Slowly
– For this word, the “ow” combination is pronounced simply like the long letter “o” (the “w” does not affect the pronunciation of the letter “o”), 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)

/SLOH-lee//ˈslo.liː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

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