– American English Pronunciation –

– ( Letter W:  Wi ) –


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.

Wi

 

Wa . We . Wh . Wo . Wr

Wide
– For this word, the “i” is long, the “d” is a flap-d but is (often) stopped, and the final “e” is silent

/wai[d]//waiː[ɾ]/

 

Widely
– For this word, the “i” is long, the “d” is a flap-d but is (often) stopped, the “e” is silent, 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)

/WAI[D]-lee//ˈwaiː[ɾ].liː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Widen
– For this word, the “i” is long, the “d” is a flap-d but it is (often) stopped, and for the “-en” suffix – the “e” turns into an i-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/WAI-[d]ihn//ˈwaiː.[ɾ]ə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Wider
– For this word, the “i” is long, the “d” is a flap-d, and for the “-er” suffix – the “e” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

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

 

Widespread
– For this word, the “i” is long, the “d” is a flap-d but is (usually) stopped, the first “e” is silent, the “ea” combination is pronounced simply like the single short letter “e”, and the final “d” is a flap-d but is (often) stopped

/WAI[D]-spreh[d]//ˈwaiː[ɾ].spɹɛ[ɾ]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Width
– For this word, the “i” is short, the “d” is a flap-d but is (usually) stopped, and the final “th” combination is un-voiced

/wi[d]-th//wɪ[ɾ].θ/ – Notice also that the “th” ending acts as a second syllable

 

Wife
– For this word, the “i” is pronounced like the “igh” combination, and the final “e” is silent

/wighf//wʌiːf/

 

WiFi
– For this word, the fist “i” is long, and the second “i” is long

/WAI-fai//ˈwaiː.faiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Wild
– For this word, the “i” is long, there is a phantom consonant letter “y” / phantom-schwa combination in-between the “i” and the “l” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next), and the final “d” is a flap-d but is (often) stopped

/WAI-yəl-[d]//ˈwaiː.jəl.[ɾ]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Wildest
– For this word, the “i” is long, there is a phantom consonant letter “y” / phantom-schwa combination in-between the “i” and the “l” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next), the “d” is a flap-d, and for the “-est” suffix – the “e” turns into an i-schwa, and the final “t” is (often) stopped (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/WAI-yəl-dih-s[t]//ˈwaiː.jəl.ɾə(ɪ).s[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “st” ending (even when the “t” is stopped) acts as a fourth syllable

 

Wildlife
– For this word, the first “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), the “d” is a flap-d but is (usually) stopped, the second “i” is pronounced like the “igh” combination, and the final “e” is silent

/WAI-yəl[d]-lighf//ˈwaiː.jəl[ɾ].lʌiːf/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Wildly
– For this word, the first “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), the “d” is a flap-d, 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)

/WAI-yəl[d]-lee//waiː.jəl[ɾ].liː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Will
– For this word, the “i” is short, and the “ll” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “l” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/wihl//wɪl/

 

Willing
– For this word,

/WIH-ling//ˈwɪ.lɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Win
– For this word,

/wihn//wɪn/

 

Wind (noun)
– For this word, the “i” is short, and the final “d” is (often) stopped

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

 

Wind (verb)
– For this word, the “i” is long, and the final “d” is (often) stopped

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

 

Window
– For this word, the “i” is short, and the “ow” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “o” (the “w” does not affect the pronunciation of the “o”)

/WIHN-doh//ˈwɪn.do/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Windscreen
– For this word, the “i” is short, the “d” is (usually) stopped, the “c” is hard, 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)

/WIHN-[d]-skreen//ˈwɪn.[d].skɹiːn/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Windshield
– For this word, the “i” is short, the “d” is (usually) stopped, the “sh” combination is un-voiced, the “ie” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “e” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the final “d” is (often) stopped

/WIHN-[d]-sheel-[d]//ˈwɪn.[d].ʃiːl.[d]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Wine
– For this word, the “ai” is long, and the final “e” is silent

/wain//waiːn/

 

Winery
– For this word, the “i” is long, the “e” disappears, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/WAI-n’r-ee//ˈwaiː.nɚ.iː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Wing
– For this word,

/wing//wɪŋ/

 

Winner
– For this word, the “i” is short, the “nn” combination is pronounced simply as the single letter “n” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and for the “-er” suffix – the “e” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/WIH-n’r//ˈwɪ.nɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Winning
– For this word, the “i” is short, the “nn” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “n” (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)

/WIHN-ing//ˈwɪn.ɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

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

/WIHN-t’r//ˈwɪn.tɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Wire
– For this word, the “i” is pronounced like the “igh” combination, there is a phantom consonant letter “y”, and the final letter “e” is silent

/WIGH-y’r//ˈwʌiː.jɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Wisconsin
– For this word, the first “i” is an i-schwa, the “c” is hard, the “o” is short, and the second “i” is an i-schwa

/wih-SKAHN-sihn//wə(ɪ).ˈskɑn.sə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Wisdom
– For this word, the “i” is short, the “s” is pronounced like the letter “z”, and the “o” turns into a u-schwa

/WIHZ-duhm//ˈwɪz.də(ʌ)m/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Wise
– For this word, the “i” is long, the “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”, and the final “e” is silent

/waiz//ˈwaiːz/

 

Wisely
– For this word, the “i” is long, the “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”, the “e” is silent, and for the “-ly” suffix – the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/WAIZ-lee//ˈwaiːz.liː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Wish
– For this word, the “i” is short, and the final “sh” combination is un-voiced

/wih-sh//wɪ.ʃ/

 

Wished
– For this word, the “i” is short, and since the root-word ends with the un-voiced “sh” combination – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent, and the final “d” is pronounced like the letter “t”

/wih-sh-t//wɪ.ʃ.t/ – Notice also that the “sh” combination and the “t” ending act as separate syllables

 

Wishes
– For this word, the “i” is short, and the final “sh” combination is un-voiced, the “e” turns into an i-schwa, and the final “s” is pronounced (almost) like the letter “z”

/WIH-shihz//wɪ.ʃə(ɪ)z/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

With
– For this word, the “i” is short, and the final “th” combination is un-voiced

/wih-th//wɪ.θ/ – Notice also that the “th” combination acts as a separate syllable

 

Withdraw
– For this word, the “i” is an i-schwa, the “th” combination is un-voiced, the “d” is pronounced like the soft “g” (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), and the “aw” combination is pronounced like in the word “law” and “saw”

/wihth-dʒrAW//wə(ɪ)θ.ˈdʒɹɔ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Withdrawal
– For this word, the “i” is short, the “th” combination is un-voiced, the “d” is pronounced like the soft letter “g” (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), the “aw” combination is pronounced like in the word “saw” or “draw” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the second “a” disappears

/wihth-dʒRAWL//wɪθˈdʒɹɔl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Within
– For this word, the first “i” is an i-schwa, the “th” combination is un-voiced, and the second “i” is short

/wih-THIHN//wə(ɪ).ˈθɪn/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Without
– For this word, the “i” is an i-schwa, the “th” combination is un-voiced, the “ou” combination is pronounced like the “ow” combination, and the “t” ending is (often) stopped

/wih-THOW[T]//wə(ɪ).ˈθɑu[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Witness
– For this word, the the “i” is short, the “t” is (usually) stopped, and for the “-ness” 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)

/WIH[T]-nihs//ˈwɪ[t].nə(ɪ)s/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

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