– American English Pronunciation –

– ( Letter S:  So ) –


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.

So

 

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

So
– For this word, the “o” is long

/soh//so/

 

Soap
– For this word, the “oa” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “o” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the final “p” is (often) stopped

/soh[p]//so[p]/

 

Soar
– For this word, the “oa” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “o” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/sohr//soɹ/

 

Soared
– For this word, the “oa” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “o” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and since the root-word ends with the letter “r” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent, and the final “d” is a flap-d but is (often) stopped

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

 

Soccer
– For this word, the “o” is short, the “cc” combination is pronounced like the single hard letter “c”, and the “e” disappears

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

 

Sociability
– For this word, the “o” is long, the “-ci” combination is pronounced like the un-voiced “sh” combination, and for the “-ability” suffix – the “a” turns into a u-schwa, the first “i” is short, the second “i” is an i-schwa, the “t” is a flap-t, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e” (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/soh-shuh-BIH-lih-dee//ˌso.ʃə(ʌ).ˈbɪ.lə(ɪ).ɾiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

 

Sociable
– For this word, the “o” is long, the “ci” combination is pronounced like the un-voiced “sh” combination, the “a” turns into a u-schwa, there is a phantom-schwa in-between the “b” and the “l”, and the “e” is silent

/SOH-shuh-bəl//ˈso.ʃə(ʌ).bəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Social
– For this word, the “o” is long, the “ci” combination is pronounced like the “sh” combination, and for the “-al” suffix – the “a” turns into a true-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/SOH-shəl//ˈso.ʃəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Socialize
– For this word, the “o” is long, for the “-cial” suffix – the “ci” combination is pronounced like the un-voiced “sh” combination, and the “a” turns into a true-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue), and 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)

/SOH-shəl-aiz//ˈso.ʃəl.aiːz/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Socially
– For this word, the “o” is long, the “ci” combination is pronounced like the un-voiced “sh” combination, 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 in The Common Tongue)

/SOH-shə-lee//ˈso.ʃə.liː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Societal
– For this word, the “o” turns into a true-schwa, the “c” is soft, the “i” is long, the “e” turns into an i-schwa, the “t” is a flap-t, and for the “-al” suffix – the “a” turns into a true-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/sə-SAI-eh-dəl//sə(ʌ).ˈsaiː.ə(ɪ).ɾəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Society
– For this word, the “o” turns into a true-schwa, the “c” is soft, the “i” is long, the “e” turns into an i-schwa, the “t” is a flap-t, and the “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/sə-SAI-eh-dee//sə(ʌ).ˈsaiː.ə(ɪ).ɾiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

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

/sah[k]//sɑ[k]/

 

Soft
– For this word, the “o” is pronounced like the “aw” combination, and the final “t” is (often) stopped

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

 

Softly
– For this word, the “o” is pronounced like the “aw” combination, 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)

/SAWF-[t]-lee//ˈsɔf.[t].liː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Software
– For this word, the “o” is pronounced like an “aw” combination, the “a” is a Long “A” / Short “I” Diphthong (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), the “t” is (often) stopped, and the final “e” is silent

/SAWF-[t]-wayr//ˈsɔf.[t].weɪɹ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Soil
– For this word, the “oi” combination is pronounced like the “oy” combination, and there is a phantom consonant letter “y” / phantom-schwa combination in-between the “i” and the “l” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next)

/SOY-yəl//ˈsoiː.jəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Solar
– For this word, the “o” is long, and the “a” disappears

/SOH-l’r//ˈso.lɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Soldier
– For this word, the “o” is long, the “d” is pronounced like the soft letter “g” (this is due to the sound of the letter “r” directly after it), and the “ei” combination disappears

/SOHL-dʒ’r//ˈsol.dʒɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Solely
– For this word, the “o” is long, the “e” is silent, and the two letters “l” are combined to sound almost like one letter “l”, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/SOHL-ee//ˈsol.iː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Solicit
– For this word, the “o” turns into a u-schwa, the first “i” is short, the second “i” is an i-schwa, and the final “t” is (often) stopped

/suh-LIH-sih-[t]//sə(ʌ).ˈlɪ.sə(ɪ).[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable and that the “t” ending (when not stopped) acts as a fourth syllable

 

Solicitor
– For this word, the first “o” turns into a true-schwa, the first “i” is short, the “c” is soft, the second “i” is an i-schwa, the “t” is a flap-t, and for the “-or” suffix – the “o” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/sə-LIH-sih-d’r//sə.lɪ.sə(ɪ).ɾɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Solid
– For this word, the “o” is short, the “i” is an i-schwa, and the final “d” is (often) stopped

/SAH-lih[d]//ˈsɑ.lə(ɪ)[d]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Solo
– For this word, the first “o” is long, and the second “o” is long

/SOH-loh//ˈso.lo/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Soloist
– For this word, the first “o” is long, the second “o” is long, there is a phantom letter “w” in-between the “o” and the “i” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next), and for the “-ist” suffix – and 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)

/SOH-loh-ihs-[t]//ˈso.lo.ə(ɪ)s.t/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the final “t” (when not stopped) acts as a fourth syllable

 

Solution
– For this word, the “o” turns into a true-schwa, the “u” is long, and for the “-tion” suffix – the “ti” combination is pronounced like the un-voiced “sh” combination, and the “o” turns into an i-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/sə-LOO-shihn//sə.ˈlu.ʃə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Solve
– For this word, the “o” is pronounced like the “aw” combination, and the final “e” is silent

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

 

Solvency
– For this word, the “o” is pronounced like the “aw” combination, the “e” turns into an i-schwa, the “c” is soft, and the “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/SAWL-vihn-see//ˈsɔl.və(ɪ)n.siː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Some
– For this word, the “o” is pronounced like the short letter “u”, and the final “e” is silent

/suhm//sʌm/ – Notice also that –

 

Somebody
– For this word, the first “o” is pronounced like the short letter “u”, the “e” is silent, the second “o” turns into a u-schwa, the “d” is a flap-d, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/SUHM-buh-dee//ˈsʌm.bə(ʌ).ɾiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Somehow
– For this word, the “o” is pronounced like the short letter “u”, the “e” is silent, the “h” is pronounced, and the “ow” combination is pronounced like in the word “how” or “now” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/SUHM-how//ˈsʌm.hɑw/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Someone
– For this word, the first “o” is pronounced like the short letter “u”, the “e” is silent, there is a phantom letter “w” in-between the “e” and the second “o” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next), the second “o” turns into a u-schwa, and the final “e” is silent

/SUHM-wuhn//ˈsʌm.wə(ʌ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Somerset
– For this word, the “o” is pronounced like the short letter “u”, the first “e” disappears, the second “e” is short, and the final “t” is (often) stopped

/SUH-m’r-seh[t]//ˈsʌ.mɚ.sɛ[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Something
– For this word, the “o” is pronounced like the short letter “u”, the “e” is silent, the “th” 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)

/SUHM-thing//ˈsʌm.θɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Sometimes
– For this word, the “o” is pronounced like the short letter “u”, the first “e” is silent, the “i” is long, the second “e” is silent, and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/SUHM-taim-z//ˈsʌm.taiːm.z/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “z” ending acts as a third syllable

 

Somewhat
– For this word, the “o” is pronounced like the short letter “u”, the “e” is silent, the “wh” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “w” (the “h” is silent) (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “a” turns into a u-schwa, and the final “t” is often stopped

/SUHM-wuh[t]//ˈsʌm.wə(ʌ)[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Son
– For this word, the “o” is pronounced like the short letter “u”

/suhn//sʌn/

 

Song
– For this word, the “o” is pronounced like the “aw” combination, and the “ng” combination is pronounced like in the word “ring”, rang” or “rung” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/sawng//sɔŋ/

 

Soon
– 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)

/soon//sun/

 

Sooner
– For this word, the “oo” combination is pronounced like long letter “u” (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)

/SOO-n’r//ˈsu.nɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Soothe
– 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 the final “e” is silent

/sooth//suð/

 

Soothing
– 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 the “-ing” suffix is pronounced like in the word “sing” or “ring” (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/SOO-thing//ˈsu.ðɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Soprano
– For this word, the first “o” turns into a true-schwa, the “a” is short, and the last “o” is long

/sə-PRæ-noh//sə.pɹæ.no/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

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

/sohr//soɹ/

 

Sorry
– For this word, the “o” is pronounced like the “aw” combination, the “rr” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “r”, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/SAW-ree//ˈsɔ.ɹiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Sort
– For this word, the “o” is long, and the final “t” is (often) stopped

/sohr-[t]//soɹ.[t]/

 

Sought
– For this word, the “ough” combination is pronounced like the “aw” combination, and the final “t” is (often) stopped

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

 

Soul
– For this word, the “ou” combination is pronounced like the long letter “o”

/sohl//sol/

 

Sound
– For this word, the “ou” combination is pronounced like the “ow” combination (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the final “d” is (often) stopped

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

 

Soup
– For this word, the “ou” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “u”, and the final “p” is (often) stopped

/soo[p]//su[p]/

 

Sour
– For this word, the “ou” combination is pronounced like the “ow” combination (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and there is a phantom letter “w” in-between the letter “u” and the letter “r”

/SOW-w’r//ˈsau.wɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Source
– For this word, the “ou” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “o”, the “c” is soft, and the final “e” is silent

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

 

Sourcing
– For this word, the “ou” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “o”, the “c” is soft, 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)

/SOHR-sing//ˈsoɹ.sɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

South
– For this word, the “ou” combination is pronounced like the “ow” combination (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the “th” is un-voiced

/sowth//sauθ/

 

Southeast
– For this word, the “ou” combination is pronounced like the “ow” combination (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “th” is un-voiced, the “ea” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “e”, and the final “t” is (often) stopped

/sowth-EES.[t]//sauθ.iːs.[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable and that the “t” ending (when not stopped) acts as a third syllable

 

Southern
– For this word, the “ou” combination is pronounced like the short letter “u”, the “th” combination is voiced, the “e” disappears

/SUH-th’rn//ˈsʌ.ðɚn/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Sozopol
– For this word, the first “o” turns into a true-schwa, the second “o” is long, and the final “o” turns into a true-schwa

/sə-ZOH-pəl//səˈzo.pəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

– ( American English Pronunciation – Letter S ) –


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