– American English Pronunciation –

– ( Letter T:  Tw ) –


 

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Tw

 

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

Twang
– For this word, the “a” is short, and the “ng” combination is pronounced like in the word “sang” or “rang” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/twang//twæŋ/

 

Twelve
– For this word, the first “e” is short, and the final “e” is silent

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

 

Twenty
– For this word, the “e” is short, the second “t” is (usually) stopped (and is often completely silent), and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/TWEHN-[t]ee//ˈtwɛn.[t]iː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Twenty-Eight
– This word is pronounced as two separate words – the first “e” is short, the second “t” is (usually) stopped (and is often completely silent), the “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, the “Ei” combination is pronounced like the Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, the “gh” combination is silent, and the final “t” is (usually) stopped

/tweh-[t]nee-AY[T]//twɛ.n[t]iː.ˈeiː[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

 

Twenty-Five
– This word is pronounced as two separate words – the first “e” is short, the second “t” is (usually) stopped (and is often completely silent), the “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, the “i” is long, and the final “e” is silent

/tweh-[t]nee-FAIV//twɛ.n[t]iː.ˈfaiːv/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

 

Twenty-Four
– This word is pronounced as two separate words – the first “e” is short, the second “t” is (usually) stopped (and is often completely silent), the “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, the “ou” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “o”

/tweh-[t]nee-FOHR//twɛ.n[t]iː.ˈfoɹ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

 

Twenty-Nine
– This word is pronounced as two separate words – the first “e” is short, the second “t” is (usually) stopped (and is often completely silent), the “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, the “i” is long, and the final “e” is silent

/tweh-[t]nee-NAIN//twɛ.n[t]iː.ˈnaiːn/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

 

Twenty-One
– This word is pronounced as two separate words – the first “e” is short, the second “t” is (usually) stopped (and is often completely silent), the “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, there is a phantom letter “w” in-between the “y” and the “O” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next), the “O” is pronounced like the short letter “u”, and the final “e” is silent

/tweh-[t]nee-WUHN//twɛ.n[t]iː.ˈwʌn/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

 

Twenty-Seven
– This word is pronounced as two separate words – the first “e” is short, the second “t” is (usually) stopped (and is often completely silent), the “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, the second “e” is short, and the third “e” turns into an i-schwa

/tweh-[t]nee-SEH-vihn//twɛ.n[t]iː.ˈsɛ.və(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

 

Twenty-Six
– This word is pronounced as two separate words – the first “e” is short, the second “t” is (usually) stopped (and is often completely silent), the “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, the “i” is short, and the final “x” is pronounced like the “ks” combination

/tweh-[t]nee-SI-ks//twɛ.n[t]iː.ˈsɪ.ks/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable and that the “ks” ending acts as a separate syllable

 

Twenty-Three
– This word is pronounced as two separate words – the first “e” is short, the second “t” is (usually) stopped (and is often completely silent), the “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, the “Th” combination is un-voiced, and the “ee” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “e”

/tweh-[t]nee-THREE//twɛ.n[t]iː.ˈθɹiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

 

Twenty-Two
– This word is pronounced as two separate words – the first “e” is short, the second “t” is (usually) stopped (and is often completely silent), the “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, and the “wo” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “o”

/tweh-[t]nee-TOO//twɛ.n[t]iː.ˈtu/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

 

Twice
– For this word, the “i” is pronounced like the “igh” combination, the “c” is soft, and the final “e” is silent

/twighs//twʌiːs/

 

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

/twihn//twɪn/

 

Twist
– For this word, and for the “-ist” combination – and the “i” is an i-schwa, and the final “t” is (often) stopped (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/twihs-[t]//twɪs.[t]/ – Notice also that the “t” ending acts as a second syllable

 

Twisted
– For this word, the “-ist” combination – and the “i” is an i-schwa, and the final “t” is (often) stopped (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and since the root-word ends with the letter “t” – the “e” turns into an i-schwa, and the final “d” is a flap-d but is (often) stopped

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

 

Twitching
– For this word, the first “i” is short, the “tch” combination is pronounced simply like the “ch” combination (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter 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)

/TWIH-ching//ˈtwɪ.tʃɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Twitter
– For this word, the “i” is short, the “tt” combination is pronounced like the single flap-t (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)

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

 

Two
– For this word, the “w” is silent, and the final “o” is pronounced like the long letter “u”

/too//tu/

 

– ( American English Pronunciation – Letter T ) –


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