– American English Pronunciation –

– ( Letter U:  Up ) –


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.

Up

Ub . Uf . Ug . Uk . Ul . Um . Una-Unm . Unn-Unz . Ur . Us . Ut

Up
– For this word, the “U” is short, and the “p” is (often) stopped

/uh[p]//ʌ[p]/

 

Update
– For this word, the “U” is short, the “p” is (often) stopped, the “a” is a True Long “A”, the “t” is (usually) stopped, and the final “e” is silent

/UH[P]-day[t]//ˈʌ[p].de[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Up-front
 – For this word, the “U” is short, the “p” is (often) stopped, the “o” is pronounced like the short letter “u”, and the final “t” is (usually) stopped

/uh[p]-FRUHN-[t]//ʌ[p].ˈfɹʌn.[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Upheaval (up-heave-al)
– For this word, the “U” is short, the “h” is pronounce, the “ea” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “e”, and for the “-al” suffix – the “a” turns into a true-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/uhp-HEE-vəl//ʌp.ˈhiː.vəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Uphold
– For this word, the “U” is short, the “p” is (often) stopped, the “h” is pronounced, the “o” is long, and the final “d” is (often) stopped

/uh[p]-HOHL[D]//ə(ʌ)[p].ˈhol[d]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Upon
– For this word, the “U” is short, and the “o” is short

/uh-PAHN//ʌ.ˈpɑn/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Upper
– For this word, the “U” is short, the “pp” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “p”, and for the “-er” suffix – the “e” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/UH-p’r//ˈʌ.pɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Upset
– For this word, the “U” is short, the “p” is (often) stopped, the “e” is short, and the final “t” is (often) stopped

/uh[p]-SEH[T]//ʌ[p].sɛ[t]/ – Notice that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Upsetting
– For this word, the “U” is short, the “p” is (usually) stopped, the “e” 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 the “-ing” suffix is pronounced like in the word “sing” or “ring” (this is the
standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/uh[p]-SEH-ding//ʌ[p].ˈsɛ.ɾɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Upside-down
– For this word, the “U” is short, the “p” is (usually) stopped, the “i” is long, the first “d” is (usually) stopped, the “e” is silent, the “ow” combination is pronounced like in the word “how” or “now” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/uh[p]-sai[d]-DOWN//ʌ[p].saiː[d].ˈdɑun/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

 

Upstairs
– For this word, the “U” is short, the “ai” combination 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 “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/uh[p]-s-TAYR-z//ʌ[p].s.ˈTeɪɹ.z/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable and that the letters “s” act as separate syllables

 

Upward (up-ward)
– For this word, the “U” is short, the “p” is (often) stopped, and for the “-ward” suffix, the “a” disappears, and the final “d” is a flap-d but is (often) stopped (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/UH[P]-w’r[d]//ˈʌ[p].wɚ[ɾ]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Upwards (up-wards)
– For this word, the “U” is short, the “p” is (often) stopped, and for the “-ward” suffix, the “a” disappears (this is NOT the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue), and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/UH[P]-w’r-dz//ˈʌ[p].wɚ.dz/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable and that the “dz” ending acts as a third syllable

 

– ( American English Pronunciation – Letter U ) –


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