– American English Pronunciation–

– ( Letter V:  Ve ) –


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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.

 


Ve

 

Veer
– For this word, the “ee” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “e”

/veer//viːɹ/ – Notice also that there is not discernible word-stress –

 

Veering
– For this word, the “ee” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “e”, 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)

/VEER-ing//ˈviːɹ.ɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Vegetable
– For this word, the first “e” is short, the “g” is soft, the second “e” disappears, the “a” turns into a u-schwa, there is a phantom-schwa in-between the “b” and the “l” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next), and the final “e” is silent

/VEHdʒ-tuh-bəl//ˈvɛdʒ.tə(ʌ).bəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Vegetables
– For this word, the first “e” is short, the “g” is soft,the second “e” disappears, the “a” turns into a u-schwa, there is a phantom-schwa in-between the “b” and the “l” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next), the last “e” is silent, and the “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/VEHdʒ-tuh-bəl-z//ˈvɛdʒ.tə(ʌ).bəl.z/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “z” ending acts as a fourth syllable

 

Vegetation
– For this word, the first “e” is short, the “g” is soft, the second “e” turns into an i-schwa, the “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, 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)

/veh-dʒih-TAY-shihn//vɛ.dʒə(ɪ).ˈteiː.ʃə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

 

Veggies
– For this word, the “e” is short, the “gg” combination is pronounced simply like the single soft letter “g” (this is NOT the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “ie” combination is pronounced like the long letter “e” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/VEH-dʒeez//ˈvɛ.dʒiːz/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Vehicle
– For this word, the “e” is long, the “h” is pronounced like the consonant letter “y” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next), the “i” turns into an i-schwa, the “c” is hard, there is a phantom-schwa in-between the “c” and the “l” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next), and the final “e” is silent

/VEE-yih-kəl//ˈviː.jə(ɪ).kəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Vehicles
– For this word, the “e” is long, the “h” is pronounced like the consonant letter “y” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next), the “i” turns into an i-schwa, the “c” is hard, there is a phantom-schwa in-between the “c” and the “l” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next), the “e” is silent, and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/VEE-yih-kl-z//ˈviː.jə(ɪ)kəl.z/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “z” ending acts as a fourth syllable

 

Vehicular
– For this word, the “e” turns into an i-schwa, the “h” is pronounced, the “i” is short, the “c” is hard, the “u” is pronounced like the pronoun “you”, and for the “-ar” suffix – the “a” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/vee-HIHK-you-l’r//viː.ˈhɪ.kju.lɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Vendor
– For this word, the “e” is short, and for the “-or” suffix – the “o” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/VEHN-d’r//ˈvɛn.dəɹ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Veneer
– For this word, the first “e” turns into a true-schwa, and the “ee” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “e” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/və-NEER//və.ˈniːɹ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Venture
– For this word, the “e” is short, and for the “-ture” suffix – the “t” is pronounced like the “ch” combination (this is due to the placement of the letter “u” directly after it), the “u” disappears, and the final “e” is silent (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/VEHN-ch’r//ˈvɛn.tʃɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Venue
– For this word, the first “e” is short, and the “ue” combination is pronounced like the pronoun “you”

/VEHN-yoo//ˈvɛn.ju/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Verb
– For this word, the “e” disappears, and the final “b” is (sometimes) stopped

/v’r-[b]//vɚ.[b]/ – Notice also that the “b” ending (when not stopped) acts as a second syllable

 

Vermont
– For this word, the “e” disappears, the “o” is short, the the “t” is (usually) stopped

/v’r-MAHN-[t]//vɚ.ˈmɑn.[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable and that the “t” ending (when not stopped) acts as a third syllable

 

Versatile
– For this word, there are two pronunciations. In both: the “e” disappears, and the “a” turns into an i-schwa. In one version: the “t” is usually pronounced normally and the “i” is long. In the other version: the “t” is a flap-t, and the “i” disappears. And in both versions, the final “e” is silent

/V’R-sih-tai-l//ˈvɚ.sə(ɪ).taɪl/ – Or – /V’R-sih-d’l//ˈvɚ.sə(ɪ).ɾəl/ – Notice also that in both versions, the stress is on the first syllable

 

Version
– For this word, the “e” disappears, and for the “-sion” suffix – the “si” combination is pronounced like the voiced “sh” combination, and the “o” turns into an i-schwa (this is one of two standard pronunciations of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/V’R-zhihn//ˈvɚ.ʒə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Versus
– For this word, the “e” disappears, the “u” turns into an i-schwa, and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/V’R-sihz//ˈvɚ.sə(ɪ)z/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Vertical
– For this word, the “e” disappears, the “t” is a flap-t, the “i” is an i-schwa, and the “a” turns into a true-schwa

/V’R-dih-kəl//ˈvɚ.ɾə(ɪ).kəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Very
– For this word, the “e” is pronounced like the Long “A” / Short “I” Diphthong, and the “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/VAYR-ee//ˈveɪɹ.iː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Veteran
– For this word, there are two pronunciations: In both versions: the first “e” is short. In one version: “t” is pronounced like the “ch” combination (this is due to the the fact that, since the “e” disappears, the “r” is the next sound). In the other version: the “t” is a flap-t. And in both versions: the second “e” disappears. and the “a” turns into an i-schwa

/VEH-chrihn//ˈvɛ.tʃɹə(ɪ)n/ – OR – For this word, – /VEH-d’r-ihn//ˈvɛ.ɾɚ.ə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that, in both versions the stress is on the first syllable

 

Veterinarian
– For this word, the first “e” is short, the “t” sounds like the “ch” combination (this is due to the the fact that, since the “e” disappears, the “r” is the next sound), the second “e” disappears, the “i” turns into an i-schwa, the “a” is a Long “A” / Short “I” Diphthong (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), and for the “-ian” suffix – the “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, and the “a” turns into an i-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/veh-chrih-NAYR-ee-ihn//vɛ.tʃɹə(ɪ).ˈeɪɹ.iː.ə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

 

Vexed
– For this word, the “e” is short, the “ks”, and since the root-word ends with the “ks” sound – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent , and the final “d” is pronounced like the letter “t”

/VEHK-st//ˈvɛk.st/ – Notice also that the “st” ending acts as a second syllable

 

– ( American English Pronunciation – Letter V ) –



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