– American English Pronunciation –

– ( Letter S:  Sn ) –


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.

Sn

 

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

 

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

/snæk//snæk/ –

 

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

/snayk//sneiːk/

 

Snatch
– For this word, 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)

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

 

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

/snohr//snoɹ/

 

Snoring
– 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)

/SNOHR-ing//ˈsnoɹ.ɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Snorkeling
– For this word, the “o” is long, the “e” turns into a true-schwa, 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)

/SNOHR-kə-ling//ˈsnoɹ.kə.lɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

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

/snoh//sno/

 

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

/SNOH-wing//ˈsno.wɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Snow-Mobile
– For this word, the “ow” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “o” (the “w” does not affect the pronunciation), the second “o” is long, the “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, and the final “e” is silent

/SNOH-moh-beel//ˈsno.mo.biːl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Snowy
– For this word, the “o” is long, the “w” is pronounced normally (it is not pronounced in combination with the letter “o”), and the “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/SNOH-wee//ˈsno.wiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

– ( American English Pronunciation – Letter S ) –


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