– American English Pronunciation –

– ( Letter U:  Us ) –


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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.

Us

 

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

Us
– For this word, the “U” is short,

/uhs//ʌs/

 

Usage
– For this word, the “U” is pronounced like the pronoun “you”, and for the “-age” suffix – the “a” turns into an i-schwa, the “g” is soft, and the “e” is silent (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/YOOS-ihdʒ//ˈjus.ə(ɪ)dʒ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Use
– For this word, the “U” is pronounced like the pronoun “you”, the “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”, and the final “e” is silent

/yooz//juz/

 

Used
– For this word, the “U” is pronounced like the pronoun “you”, the “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”, and since the root-word, ends with the sounds of the letter “z” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent, and the final “d” is (often) stopped

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

 

Useful (use-full)
– For this word, the “U” is pronounced like the pronoun “you”, the “e” is silent, and for the “-ful” suffix – the “u” turns into a true-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/YOOS-fəl//ˈjus.fəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Useless (use-less)
– For this word, the “U” is pronounced like the pronoun “you”, the first “e” is silent, and for the “-less” suffix – the “e” turns into an i-schwa, and the “ss” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “s” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue) & (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/YOUS-lihs//ˈjus.lə(ɪ)s/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

User
– For this word, the “U” is pronounced like the pronoun “you”, the “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”, and for the “-er” suffix – the “e” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/YOO-z’r//ˈju.zɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Usual
– For this word, the “U” is pronounced like the pronoun “you”, the “s” is pronounced like the voiced “sh” combination, the second “u” is long, and the “a” turns into a true-schwa

/YOO-zhoo-əl//ˈju.ʒuəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Usually (usual-ly)
– For this word, the “U” is pronounced like the pronoun “You”, the “s” is pronounced like the voiced “sh” combination, the “ua” combination turns into a true-schwa, the “l” of the root-word combines with the “-ly” suffix, “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 in The Common Tongue)

/YOO-zhəl-ee//ˈju.ʒəl.iː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

– ( American English Pronunciation – Letter U ) –


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