– American English Pronunciation –

– ( Letter T:  Ta ) –


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 words 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 through-out 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.

 


Ta

 

Ta . Te . Th . Ti . To . Tr . Ts . Tu . Tv . Tw . Ty

 

 

Table
– For this word, the “a” is a True Long “A”, there is a phantom-schwa in-between the “b” and the “l” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next), and the final “e” is silent

/TAY-bəl//ˈte.bəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Tablet
– For this word, the “a” is short, the “b” is almost stopped, the “e” turns into an i-schwa, and the final “t” is (usually) stopped

/[B]-lih-[t]//ˈtæ[b].lə(ɪ).[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “t” ending (when not stopped) acts as a third syllable

 

Tabletop
– This compound word is pronounced like two separate words, the “a” is a True Long “A”, there is a phantom-schwa in-between the “b” and the “l” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next), the “e” is silent, the “o” is short, and the final “p” is (often) stopped

/TAY-bəl-tah[p]//ˈte.bəl.tɑ[p]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Taboo
– For this word, the “a” is short, and the “oo” combination is pronounced like in the long letter “u” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/tæ-BOO//tæ.ˈbu/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Tackle
– 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), there is a phantom-schwa in-between the “k” and the “l” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next), and the final “e” is silent

/-kəl//ˈtæ.kəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Tactile
 – For this word, the “a” is short, the “c” is hard but is (often) stopped, and for the “-ile” suffix – the “i” is long, there is a phantom consonant “y” in-between the “i” and the “l” (this is the product of the transition from one sound to the next), and the “e” is silent (this is the standard pronunciations of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/[K]-tai-y’l//ˈtæ[k].taiː.jl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Tail
– For this word, the “ai” combination is pronounced like the Long “A” / Short “I” Diphthong (this is due to the placement of the letter “l” directly after it)

/tayl//teɪl/

 

Taint
 – For this word, the “ai” combination is pronounced like the Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, and the final “t” is (often) stopped

/tayn-[t]//teiːn.[t]/ – Notice also that the “t” ending (when not stopped) acts as a separate syllable

 

Take
– For this word, the “a” is a True Long “A”, the “k” is (often) stopped, and the final “e” is silent

/tay-[k]//te.[k]/ – Notice also that the “k” ending acts as a second syllable

 

Taken
– For this word, the “a” is a True Long “A”, the “k” is (often) stopped, and the final “e” turns into an i-schwa

/TAY-kihn//ˈte.kə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Taking
– For this word, the “a” is a True Long “A”, 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)

/TAY-king//ˈte.kɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Talent
– For this word, the “a” is short, the “e” turns into an i-schwa, and the final “t” is (often) stopped

/-lihn-[t]//ˈtæ.lə(ɪ)n.[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “t” ending (when not stopped) acts as a third syllable

 

Talk
– For this word the “al” combination is pronounced like the “aw” combination

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

 

Talked
– For this word, the “al” combination is pronounced like the “aw” combination, and since the root-word ends with the letter “k” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent, and the final “d” is pronounced like the letter “t”

/taw-[k]-t//tɔ.[k].t/ – Notice also that the “k” (when not stopped) & the “t” ending act as separate syllables

 

Tall
– 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)

/tawl//tɔl/

 

Tangentially
– For this word, the first “a” is short, the “g” is soft, the “e” is short, and for the “-tial” suffix – the “ti” combination is pronounced like the un-voiced “sh” combination, the “a” turns into a true-schwa, and the “l” combines with the “-ly” suffix, 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 “-ly” suffix – the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e” (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix combination in The Common Tongue)

/tæn-GEHN-shə-lee//tæn.ˈdʒɛn.ʃə.liː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Tangible
– For this word, the “a” is short, the “g” is soft, and for the “-ible” suffix – the “i” is an i-schwa, there is a phantom-schwa in-between the “b” and the “l” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next), and the final “e” is silent (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/TæN-dʒih-bəl//ˈtæn.dʒə(ɪ).bəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Tank
– For this word, the “a” is short, and the “n” is pronounced like the “ng” combination (this is due to the placement of the letter “k” directly after it)

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

 

Tanzania
– For this word, the first “a” is short, the second “a” turns into a u-schwa, the “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, there is a phantom consonant letter “y” in-between the “i” and the “a”, and the final “a” turns into a u-schwa

/tæn-zuh-NEE-yuh//tæn.zə(ʌ).ˈniː.jə(ʌ)/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

 

Tanzanian
– For this word, the first “a” is short, the second “a” turns into a u-schwa, the “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, there is a phantom consonant letter “y” in-between the “i” and the “a”, and the final “a” turns into an i-schwa

/tæn-zuh-NEE-yihn//tæn.zə(ʌ).ˈniː.jə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

 

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

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

 

Tape
– For this word, the “a” is a True Long “A”, the “p” is (often) stopped, and the final “e” is silent

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

 

Target
– For this word, the “a” is pronounced like the short letter “o”, the “g” is hard, the “e” turns into an i-schwa, and the final “t” is (often) stopped

/TAHR-gih-[t]//ˈtɑɹ.gə(ɪ).[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Targeted
– For this word, the “a” is pronounced like the short letter “o”, the “g” is hard, the first “e” turns into an i-schwa, the “t” is a flap-t, and since the root-word ends with the letter “t” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending turns into an i-schwa, and the final “d” is a flap-d but is (often) stopped

/TAHR-gih-dih[d]//ˈtɑɹ.gə(ɪ).ɾə(ɪ)[ɾ]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Targets
– For this word, the “a” is pronounced like the short letter “o”, the “g” is hard, the “e” turns into an i-schwa

/TAHR-gih-ts//ˈtɑɹ.gə(ɪ).ts/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “ts” ending acts as a third syllable

 

Tariff
– For this word, the “a” is a Long “A” / Short “I” Diphthong (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), the “i” is an i-schwa, and the final “ff” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “f” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/TAYR-ihf//ˈteɪɹ.ə(ɪ)f/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Tarnish
– For this word, the “a” is pronounced like the short letter “o”, and for this “-ish” suffix – the “i” is an i-schwa, and the “sh” combination is un-voiced (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix combination in The Common Tongue)

/TAHR-nihsh//ˈtɑɹ.nɪʃ/ –Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Tarnished
– For this word, the “a” is pronounced like the short letter “o”, for this “-ish” suffix – the “i” is an i-schwa, and the “sh” combination is un-voiced, and since the root-word ends with the sound of the un-voiced “sh” combination – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent, and the final “d” is pronounced like the letter “t” but is (often) stopped (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix combination in The Common Tongue)

/TAHR-nihsh-[t]//ˈtɑɹ.nɪʃ.[t]/ –Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “t” ending (when not stopped) acts as a third syllable

 

Tarnishing
– For this word, the “a” is pronounced like the short letter “o”, and for this “-ish” suffix – the “i” is an i-schwa, and the “sh” combination is un-voiced (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix 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)

/TAHR-nih-shing//ˈtɑɹ.nɪ.ʃɪŋ/ –Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

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

/tæ-s[k]//tæ.s[k]/ – Notice also that the “sk” ending (even when the “k” is stopped) acts as a second syllable

 

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

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

 

Taste
– For this word, the “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, the second “t” is (often) stopped, and the final “e” is silent

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

 

Tasted
– For this word, the “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, and since the root-word ends with the sound of the letter “t” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending turns into an i-schwa, and the final “d” is a flap-d but is (often) stopped

/TAYS-tih[d]//teiːs.tə(ɪ)[ɾ]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Tasting
– For this word, the “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, 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)

/TAYS-ting//ˈteiːs.tɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Tasty
– For this word, the “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/TAYS-tee//ˈteiːs.tiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Tattle
– For this word, the “a” is short, the “tt” combination is pronounced simply like the single flap-t (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), there is a phantom-schwa in-between the “t” and the “l” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next), and the final “e” is silent

/-dəl//ˈtæ.ɾəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

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

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

 

Tax
– For this word, the “a” is short, and the “x” is pronounced like the “ks” combination

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

 

Taxes
– For this word, the “a” is short, the “x” is pronounced like the “ks” combination, the “e” turns into an i-schwa, and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/TæK-sih-z//ˈtæk.sə(ɪ).z/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “z” ending acts as a third syllable

 

Taxi
– For this word, the “a” is short, the “x” is pronounced like the “ks” combination, and the final “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/TæK-see//ˈtæk.siː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

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