– American English Pronunciation –

– ( Letter S:  Sm ) –


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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.

Sm

 

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

Smack
– 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)

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

 

Smacking
– 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), 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)

/SMæ-king//ˈsmæ.kɪŋ/ – Notice also that the “k” ending acts as a second syllable

 

Small
– For this word, the “a” is pronounced like the “aw” combination, 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)

/smawl//smɔl/

 

Smallest
– For this word, the “a” is pronounced like the “aw” combination, 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 “-est” suffix – the “e” turns into an i-schwa, and the final “t” is (often) stopped (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/SMAW-lihs-[t]//smɔ.lə(ɪ)s.[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “t” ending (when not stopped) acts as a separate syllable

 

Smart
– For this word, the “a” is pronounced like the short letter “o”, and the final “t” is (often) stopped

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

 

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

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

 

Smell
– For this word, the “e” 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)

/smehl//smɛl/

 

Smile
– For this word, the “i” is long, there is a phantom consonant letter “y” and phantom-schwa combination in-between the “i” and the “l” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next), and the final “e” is silent

/SMAI-yəl//ˈsmaiː.jəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

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

/smoh[k]//smo[k]/

 

Smoking
– For this word, the “o” is long, 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)

/SMOH-king//ˈsmo.kɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Smooth
– 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 “th” combination is voiced

/smooth//smuð/

 

Smoothly
– 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), the “th” combination is voiced, 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)

/SMOOTH-lee//ˈsmuð.liː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

– ( American English Pronunciation – Letter S ) –


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