– American English Pronunciation –

– ( Letter X ) –


 

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.

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.

 


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X
  The Letter “X” is pronounced as, the short letter “e”, and the “ks” combination

– /eh-ks/  /ɛ.ks/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

X-Files
 – This term is spoken like two separate words.  The “X” is pronounced as the name of the letter, and for the second 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 “e” is silent, and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/EHKS-fai-yəlz/ – /ˈɛks.faiː.jəlz/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

X-Men
 – This term is spoken like two separate words.  The “X” is pronounced as the name of the letter, and for the second word, the “e” is short

/EHKS-mehn/ – /ˈɛks.mɛn/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

X-Ray
–This term is spoken like two separate words.  The “X” is pronounced as the name of the letter, then the “ay” combination is pronounced like the Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/EHKS-ray//ˈɛks.ɹeiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Xenophobe
 – For this word, the “X” is pronounced like the letter “z”, the “e” is long, the first “o” turns into a true-schwa, the “ph” combination is pronounced like the letter “f” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “o” is long, the “b” is (often) stopped, and the final “e” is silent

/ZEE-nə-foh[b]/ – /ˈziː.nə.fo[b]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Xylophone
 – For this word, the “x” is pronounced like the letter “z”, the “y” is pronounced like the long letter “i”, the first “o” turns into a true-schwa, the “ph” combination is pronounced like the letter “f” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the second “o” is long, and the final “e” is silent

/ZAI-lə-fohn/ – /ˈzaiː.lə.fon/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

– ( American English Pronunciation – Letter X ) –


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