– American English Pronunciation –

– ( Letter T:  Ti ) –


 

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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.

 


Ti

 

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

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

/TIH-kih[t]//ˈtɪ.kə(ɪ)[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Tidal
– For this word, the “i” is pronounced like the “igh” combination, the “d” is a flap-d, and for the “-al” suffix – the “a” turns into a true-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

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

 

Tide
– For this word, the “i” is long, the “d” is a flap-d, and the final “e” is silent

/tai[d]//taiː[ɾ]/

 

Tidy
– For this word, the “i” is long, the “d” is a flap-d, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/TAI-dee//ˈtaiː.ɾiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Tie
– For this word, the “ie” combination is pronounced like the single long letter “i” (this is NOT the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/tai//taiː/

 

Tied
– For this word, the “i” is pronounced like the long letter “i”, and since the root-word ends with the sound of the letter “i” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent, and the final “d” is a flap-d but is (often) stopped

/tai-[d]//taiː.[ɾ]/ – Notice also that the “d” ending acts as a second syllable

 

Tiger
– For this word, the “i” is pronounced like the “igh” combination, the “g” is hard, and the “e” disappears

/TIGH-g’r//ˈtʌiː.gɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Tight
– For this word, the “igh” combination is pronounced like in the word “right” or “fight” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the final “t” is (often) stopped

/tigh[t]//tʌiː[t]/

 

Tightly
– For this word, the “igh” combination is pronounced like in the word “right” or “fight” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the second “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)

/TIGH[T]-lee//ˈtʌiː[t].liː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Tiling
– For this word, the “i” is long, 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), 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)

/TAI-yə.ling//ˈtaiː.jə.lɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Timber
– For this word, the “i” is short, and the “e” disappears

/TIHM-b’r//ˈtɪm.bɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Timbre
– For this word, the “i” is short, and the final “e” is silent

/TIHM-br//ˈtɪm.bɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Time
– For this word, the “i” is long, and the final “e” is silent

/taim//taiːm/

 

Timer
– For this word, the “i” is long, and the “e” disappears

/TAI-m’r//ˈtaiː.mɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Timing
– For this word, the “i” 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)

/TAI-ming//ˈtaiː.mɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Time-Scale
– For this hyphenated compound-word, the “i” is long, the “e” is silent, the “c” is hard, the “a” is a Long “A” / Short “I” Diphthong (this is due to the placement of the letter “l” directly after it), and the final “e” is silent

/TAIM-skayl//ˈtaiːm.skeɪl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Time-Table
– For this term, the “i” is long, the first “e” is silent, the “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Dihpthong, 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

/TAIM-tay-bəl//ˈtaiːm.teiː.bəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Timid
– For this word, the first “i” is short, the second “i” is an i-schwa, and the final “d” is a flap-d but is (usually) stopped

/TIH-mih[d]//ˈtɪ.mɪ[d]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Tin
– For this word, the “i” is short

/tihn//tɪn/

 

Tinsel
– For this word, the “i” is short, and the “e” turns into a true-schwa

/TIHN-səl//ˈtɪn.səl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Tiny
– For this word, the “i” is long, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/TAI-nee//ˈtaiː.niː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

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

/tih[p]//tɪ[p]/

 

Tips
– For this word, the “i” is short

/tih-ps//tɪ.ps/ – Notice also that the “ps” ending acts as a second syllable

 

Tire
– For this word, the “i” is pronounced like the “igh combination, there is a phantom consonant letter “y” in-between the “i” and the “r” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next), and the final “e” is silent

/TIGH-y’r//ˈtʌiː.jɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Tired
– For this word, the “i” is pronounced like the “igh” combination, there is a phantom consonant letter “y” in-between the “i” and the “r” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next), the “e” combines with the “-ed” ending, and since the root-word ends with the sound of the letter “r” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent and the final “d” is a flap-d but is (often) stopped

/TIGH-y’r-[d]//ˈtʌiː.jɚ.[ɾ]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Tiring
– For this word, the “i” is pronounced like the “igh” combination, there is a phantom consonant letter “y” in-between the “i” and the “r” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next), 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)

/TIGH-y’r-ing//ˈtʌiː.jɚ.ɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Titan
– For this word, the “i” is pronounced like the “igh” combination, the second “t” is (usually) stopped, and the “a” turns into an i-schwa

/TIGH-[t]ihn//ˈtʌiː.[t]ə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Titans
– For this word, the “i” is pronounced like the “igh” combination, the second “t” is (usually) stopped, the “a” turns into an i-schwa, and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/TIGH-[t]ihn-z//ˈtʌiː.[t]ə(ɪ)n.z/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “z” ending acts as a third syllable

 

Title
– For this word, the “i” is pronounced like the “igh” combination, the second “t” is a flap-t, 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 “e” is silent

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

 

Titles
– For this word, the “i” is pronounced like the “igh” combination, the second “t” is a flap-t, 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), the “e” is silent, and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/TIGH-dəl-z//ˈtʌiː.ɾəl.z/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “z” ending acts as a third syllable

 

– ( American English Pronunciation – Letter T ) –


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