– American English Pronunciation –

– ( Letter S:  Sq ) –


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.

Sq

 

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

Squad
– For this word, the “qu” combination is pronounced like the “kw” combination (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “a” is pronounced like the “aw” combination, and the final “d” is a flap-d but is (often) stopped

/s-kwaw[d]//s.kwɔɾ/ – Notice also that the “s” acts like a separate syllable

 

Square
– For this word, the “qu” combination is pronounced like a “kw” combination (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “a” is pronounced like the Long “A” / Short “I” Diphthong (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), and the final “e” is silent

/s-kwayr//s.kweɪɹ/ – Notice also that the “s” acts as a separate syllable

 

Squash
– For this word, the “qu” combination is pronounced like a “kw” combination (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the “a” is pronounced like the “aw” combination, and the final “sh” combination is un-voiced

/s-kwa-sh//s.kwɔ.ʃ/ – Notice also that the “s” & the “sh” combination act as separate syllables

 

Squeeze
– For this word, the “qu” combination is pronounced like a “kw” combination (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), 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 “e” is silent

/s-kweez//s.kwiːz/ – Notice also that the “s” acts as a separate syllable

 

Squeezed
– For this word, the “qu” combination is pronounced like a “kw” combination (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “ee” combination is pronounced simply like the long letter “e” (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 “z” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent, and the final “d” is (often) stopped

/s-kweez-[d]//s.kwiːz.[d]/ – Notice also that the “s” & the “d” ending (when not stopped) act as separate syllables

 

Squid
– For this word, the “qu” combination is pronounced like a “kw” combination (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “i” is short, and the final “d” is (often) stopped

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

 

Squirrel
– For this word, the “qu” combination is pronounced like a “kw” combination (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “i” disappears, the “rr” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “r” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the “e” turns into a true-schwa

/s-KW’R-əl//s.kwɚ.əl/ – Notice also that the “s” acts as a separate syllable and that the primary stress is on the first syllable

 

– ( American English Pronunciation – Letter S ) –


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