– American English Pronunciation –

– ( Letter D:  Da ) –


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Da

 

Damp
 – For this word, the “a” is short, and the final “p” is (often) stopped

/dæm-[p]/ – /dæm.[p]/ – Notice also that the “p” ending acts as a second syllable –

 

Dampen
 – For this word, the “a” is short, and for the “-en” suffix – the “e” turns into an i-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/DæM.pihn//ˈdæm.pə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Damsel
 – For this word, the “a” is short, and the “e” disappears

– /DæM-s’l//ˈdæm.sl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

 

Dance
 – For this word, the “a” is short, the “c” is soft, and the final “e” is silent

– /dæn-s/ – /dæn.s/ – Notice also that the “s” ending acts as a second syllable –

 

Danced
 – For this word, the “a” is short, the “c” is soft, and since the root-word ends with the sound of the letter “s” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent, and the “d” is pronounced like the letter “t” but is (often) stopped

– /dæn-s[t]/ – /dæn.s[t]/ – Notice also that the “st” ending (even when the “t” is stopped) acts as a second syllable –

 

Dancer
 – For this word, the “a” is short, the “c” is soft, and for the “-er” suffixthe “e” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/DæN-s’r/ – /dæn.sɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

 

Dances
 – For this word, the “a” is short, the “c” is soft, the “e” turns into an i-schwa, and the final “s” is pronounced like the letter “z”

– /DæN-sihz/ – /ˈdæn.sə(ɪ)z/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

 

Dancing
 – For this word, the “a” is short, the “c” is soft, 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)

/DæN-sing/ – /ˈdæn.sɪŋ/ –

 

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

/DæN-d’r//ˈdæn.dɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Danger
 – For this word, the “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, the “n” is pronounced normally (the placement of the letter “g” directly after it does not affect its pronunciation in any way), the “g” is soft, and for the “-er” suffixthe “e” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/DAYN-dʒ’r/ – /ˈdeiːn.dʒɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

 

Dangerous
 – For this word, the “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, the “g” is soft, and for the “-er” suffixthe “e” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue), and for the “-ous” suffix – the “ou” combination turns into an i-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

– /DAYN-dʒ’r-ihs//ˈdeiːn.dʒɚ.ə(ɪ)s/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

 

Dare
 – For this word, the “a” is aLong “A” / Short “I” Diphthong (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), and the final “e” is silent

/dayr/ – /deɪɹ/ –

 

Dark
 – For this word, the “a” is pronounced like the short letter “o”

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

 

Dart
 – For this word, the “a” is pronounced like the short letter “o”, and the “t” is (often) stopped

– /dar-[t]//dɑɹ.[t]/ – Notice also that the “t” ending (when not stopped) acts as a second syllable –

 

Data
 – For this word, the first “a” can be pronounced either short or as a True Long “A”, the “t” is a flap-t, and the final “a” turns into a u-schwa

– /D[æ/e]-duh//d(æ/e).ɾə(ʌ)/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

 

Database
 – For this word, the first “a” can be pronounced either short or as a True Long “A”, the “t” is a flap-t, and the final “a” turns into a u-schwa, the third “a” is a Long “A” / Long “I” Diphthong, and the final “e” is silent

– /D(æ/e)-duh-bays//d(æ/e).ɾə(ʌ).bes/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

 

Date
 – For this word, and for the “-ate” ending – the “a” is a True Long “A”, the “t” is (usually) stopped, and the final “e” is silent (this is one of two standard pronunciations of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/day-[t]/ – /de.[t]/ –

 

Daughter
 – For this word, the “augh” combination is pronounced like the “aw” combination, the “t” is a flap-t, and for the “-er” suffixthe “e” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

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

 

Day
 – For this word, 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)

/day/ – /deiː/ –

 

Daytime
.– This compound word is pronounced like two separate words:  , 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), the “i” is long, and the final “e” is silent

– /DAY-taim//ˈdeiː.taiːm/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

 

– ( American English PronunciationLetter D ) –


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