– American English Pronunciation –

– ( Letter U:  Ut ) –


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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.

Ut

 

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

Utah
– For this word, The “U” is pronounced like the pronoun “you”, and the “ah” combination is pronounced like the “aw” combination

/YOO-taw//ˈju.tɔ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Utilize
– For this word, the “U” is pronounced like the pronoun “you”, the “t” is a flap-t, the first “i” turns into an i-schwa, and for the “-ize” suffix – the “i” is long, and the final “e” is silent (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/YOO-dih-laiz//ˈju.ɾə(ɪ).laiːz/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Utilized
– For this word, the “U” is pronounced like the pronoun “you”, the “t” is a flap-t, the first “i” is an i-schwa, for the “-ize” suffix – the “i” is long, and the final “e” is silent (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue), and since the root-word ends with the sound of the letter “z” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent, and the final “d” is (often) stopped

/YOO-dih-laiz-[d]//ˈju.ɾə(ɪ).laiːz.[d]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Utter
– For this word, the “U” is short, the “tt” combination is pronounced simply like the single flap-t (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the “e” disappears

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

 

Utterance
– For this word, the “U” is short, the “tt” combination is pronounced simply like the single flap-t (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the first “e” disappears, and for the “-ance” suffix – the “a” turns into an i-schwa, the “c” is soft, and the final “e” is silent (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix combination in The Common Tongue)

/UH-d’r-ihn-s//ˈʌ.ɾɚ.ə(ɪ)n.s/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “s” ending acts as a separate syllable

 

Utterances
– For this word, the “U” is short, the “tt” combination is pronounced simply like the single flap-t (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the first “e” disappears, and for the “-ance” suffix – the “a” turns into an i-schwa, the “c” is soft, and the “e” combines with the “-es” ending, the “e” turns into an i-schwa, and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z” (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix combination in The Common Tongue)

/UH-d’r-ihn-sihz//ˈʌ.ɾɚ.ə(ɪ)n.sə(ɪ)z/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Uttered
– For this word, the “U” is short, the “tt” combination is pronounced simply like the single flap-t (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the first “e” disappears, 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

/UH-d’r-[d]//ˈʌ.ɾɚ.[ɾ]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “d” ending (when not stopped) acts as a third syllable

 

Utterly
– For this word, the “U” is short, the “tt” combination is pronounced simply as a single flap-t (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “e” disappears, 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)

/UH-d’r-lee//ˈʌ.ɾɚ.liː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

– ( American English Pronunciation – Letter U ) –


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