– American English Pronunciation –

– ( Letter W:  Wr ) –


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.

Wr

 

Wa . We . Wh . Wi . Wo

 

Wrap
– For this word, the “Wr” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “r”, the “a” is short, and the final “p” is (often) stopped

/ræ[p]//ɹæ[p]/

 

Wrapped
– For this word, the “Wr” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “r”, the “a” is short, the “pp” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “p” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue) (but in this word is usually stopped), the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent, and the final “d” is pronounced like the letter “t”

/ræ[p]-t//ɹæ[p].t/ – Notice also that the “t” ending acts as a separate syllable

 

Wrapping
– For this word, the “Wr” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “r”, the “a” is short, the “pp” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “r” (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)

/-ping//ˈɹæ.pɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Wreck
– For this word, the “Wr” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “r” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “e” is short, the “ck” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “k” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/reh-k//ɹɛ.k/ – Notice also that the “k” ending acts as a second syllable

 

Wreckless
– For this word, the “Wr” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “r” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “ck” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “k” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), 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)

/REHK-lihs//ˈɹɛk.lə(ɪ)s/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Wrist
– For this word, the “Wr” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “r” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “i” is short, and the final “t” is (often) stopped

/RIHS-[t]//ˈɹɪs.[t]/ – Notice also that the “t” ending (when stopped) acts a separate syllable

 

Write
– For this word, the “Wr” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “r” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “i” is pronounced like the “igh” combination, the “t” is (often) stopped, and the final “e” is silent

/righ-[t]//ɹʌiː[t]/

 

Writer
– For this word, the “Wr” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “r” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “i” is pronounced like the “igh” combination, the “t” is a flap-t, and for the “-er” suffix – the “e” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

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

 

Writing
– For this word, the “Wr” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “r” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the first “i” is pronounced like the “igh” combination, the “t” is a flap-t, 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)

/RIGH-ding//ˈɹʌiː.ɾɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Written
– For this word, the “Wr” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “r” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “i” is short, the “tt” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “t” but is (usually) stopped (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and for the “-en” suffix – the “e” turns into an i-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/RIH-[t]ihn//ˈɹɪ.[t]ə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Wrong
– For this word, the “Wr” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “r” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “o” is pronounced like the “aw” combination, and the “ng” combination is pronounced like in the word “sing” or “song” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/rawng//ˈɹɔŋ/

 

Wrongly
– For this word, the “Wr” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “r” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “o” is pronounced like the “aw” combination, and the “ng” combination is pronounced like in the word “sing” or “song” (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)

/rawng//ˈɹɔŋliː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

– ( American English Pronunciation – Letter W ) –


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