– American English Pronunciation –

– ( Letter T:  Tu ) –


 

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Tu

 

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

Tub
– For this word, the “u” is short, and the final “b” is (usually) stopped

/tuhb//tʌb/

 

Tube
– For this word, the “u” is long, the “b” is (often) stopped, and the final “e” is silent

/toob//tub/

 

Tubs
– For this word, the “u” is short, and the “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/tuhb-z//tʌb.z/ – Notice also that the “z” ending acts as a second syllable

 

Tuesday
– For this word, the “ue” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “u”, the “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”, and for the “-day” suffix – the “ay” combination is pronounced like the Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/TOOZ-day//ˈtuz.deiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllabe

 

Tuition
– For this word, the “u” is long, there is a phantom letter “w” in-between the “u” and the “i” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next), the first “i” is short, 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)

/too-WIH-shihn//tu.ˈwɪ.ʃə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Tune
– For this word, the “u” is long, and the final “e” is silent

/toon//tun/

 

Tunisia
– For this word, the “u” is long, the “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, the “si” combination is pronounced like the voiced “sh” combination, and the final “a” turns into a u-schwa

/too-NEE-zhuh//tu.ˈniː.ʒə(ʌ)/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Tunisian
– For this word, the “u” is long, the “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, the “si” combination is pronounced like the voiced “sh” combination, and the “a” turns into an i-schwa

/too-NEE-zhihn//tu.ˈniː.ʒə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Tunnel
– For this word, the “u” is short, the “nn” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “n” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the “e” turns into a true-schwa

/TUH-nəl//ˈtʌ.nəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Turn
– For this word, the “u” disappears

/t’rn//tɚn/

 

Tutor
– For this word, the “u” is long, the second “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)

/TOO-d’r//ˈtu.ɾɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

– ( American English Pronunciation – Letter T ) –


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