– American English Pronunciation–

– ( Letter V:  Vo ) –


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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.

 


Vo

 

Vocabulary
– For this word, the “o” is long, the “c” is hard, the “a” is short, the “u” is pronounced like the pronoun “you”, and for the “-ary” suffix – the “a” is a Long “A” / Short “I” Diphthong (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e” (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/voh-KæB-you-layr-ee//vo.kæ.bju.leɪɹ.iː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Vodka
– For this word, the “o” is short, the “d” is (usually) stopped, and the final “a” turns into a u-schwa

/VAH[D]-kuh//ˈvɑ[d].kə(ʌ)/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Voice
– For this word, the “oi” combination is pronounced like the “oy” combination, the “c” is soft, and the final “e” is silent

/voys//voiːs/

 

VOIP
– For this acronym, since it can be pronounced as a “word”, the “OI” combination is pronounced like a “oy” combination, and the final “p” is (sometimes) stopped

/voyp//voiːp/ –

 

Volatile
– For this word, the “o” is short, the “a” turns into a true-schwa, the “i” is long, there is a phantom-schwa in-between the “i” and the “l” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next), and the final “e” is silent

/VAH-lə-tai-əl//ˈvɑ.lə.taiː.əl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Volcano
– For this word, the first “o” is short, the “c” is hard, the “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, and the final “o” is long

/vahl-KAY-noh//vɑl.ˈkeiː.no/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Volkswagen
– For this word, the “o” is long, the “a” is short, the “g” is hard, and the “e” turns into an i-schwa

/VOHL-ks-wæ-gihn//ˈvol.ks.wæ.gə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “ks” combination acts as a separate syllable

 

Volume
– For this word, the “o” is pronounced ilke the “aw” combination, the “u” is pronounced like the pronoun “you”, and the final “e” is silent

/VAWL-yoom//ˈvɔl.jum/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Voluntary
– For this word, the “o” is short, the “u” turns into an i-schwa, and for the “-ary” suffix – the “a” is a Long “A” / Short “I” Diphthong (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e” (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/VAH-lihn-tayr-ee//ˈvɑ.lə(ɪ)n.teɪɹ.iː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Volunteer
– For this word, the “o” is short, the “u” turns into an i-schwa, and the “ee” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “e” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/vah-lihn-TEER//vɑ.lə(ɪ)n.ˈtiːɹ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

 

Volunteering
– For this word, the “o” is short, the “u” turns into an i-schwa, the “ee” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “e” (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)

/vah-lihn-TEER-ing//vɑ.lə(ɪ)n.ˈtiːɹ.ɪ ŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

 

Vote
– For this word, the “o” is long, the “t” is (often) stopped, and the final “e” is silent

/voh[t]//vo[t]/

 

Votes
– For this word, the “o” is long, and the “e” is silent

/voh-ts//vo.ts/ – Notice also that the “ts” ending acts as a second syllable

 

Voucher
– For this word, the “ou” combination is pronounced like the “ow” combination, and the “e” disappears

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

 

Vouchers
– For this word, the “ou” combination is pronounced like the “ow” combination, the “e” disappears, and the final s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/VOW-ch’r-z//ˈvau.tʃɚ.z/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “z” ending acts as a third syllable

 

Vowels
– For this word, the “o” is short, the “e” turns into a true-schwa, and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/VAH-w’l-z//ˈvɑ.wl.z/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “z” ending acts as a third syllable

 

Voyage
– For this word, the “oy” combination is pronounced like in the word, “Toy” or “Boy” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), 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)

/VOY-yihdʒ//ˈvoiː-ə(ɪ)dʒ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

– ( American English Pronunciation – Letter V ) –



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