– American English Pronunciation –

– ( Letter G:  Ga ) –


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The pronunciations are not Universal as there are many different dialects of The English Language — both world-wide, and through-out 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.

 


Ga

 

Ge . Gi . Gl . Go . Gr . Gu . Gy

Gamble
– For this word, the “G” is hard, the “a” is short, there is a phantom-schwa in-between the “b” and the “l” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the final “e” is silent

/Gæm-bəl//ˈgæm.bəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Gambled

Gambling
– For this word, the “G” is hard, the “a” is short, there is a phantom-schwa in-between the “b” and the “l” (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)

/GæM-bə-ling//ˈgæm.bə.lɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Gambler

Gambles

Game
– For this word, the “G” is hard, the “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, and the final “e” is silent

/gaym//geiːm/

gamed

games

gamer

gamers

gaming

gamification

Gang
– For this word, the “G” is hard, the “a” is short, and the “ng” combination is pronounced like in the word “sing, or “ring” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/gæng//gæŋ/

ganged

ganging

gangs

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

/gæ[p]//gæ[p]/

gapped

gaps

Garage
– For this word, the “G” is hard, the first “a” turns into a true-schwa, the second “a” is pronounced like the short letter “o”, the second “g” is soft, and the final “e” is silent

/gə-RAH-dʒ//gə.ˈɹɑ.dʒ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable and that the soft “g” ending acts as a third syllable

 

Garages
– For this word, the “G” is hard, the first “a” turns into a true-schwa, the second “a” is pronounced like the short letter “o”, the second “g” is soft, the “e” turns into an i-schwa, and the final “s” is pronounced (almost) like the letter “z”

/gə-RAH-dʒihz//gə.ˈɹɑ.dʒə(ɪ)z/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable and that the soft “g” ending acts as a third syllable

 

Garbage
– For this word, the “G” is hard, the first “a” is pronounced like the short letter “o”, 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)

/GAHR-bih-dʒ//ˈgɑɹ.bə(ɪ).dʒ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the soft “g” ending acts as a third syllable

 

Garbageman
– For this word, the “G” is hard, the first “a” is pronounced like the short letter “o”, 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), and third the “a” is short

/GAHR-bih-dʒ-mæn//ˈgɑɹ.bə(ɪ).dʒ.mæn/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Garden
– For this word, the “G” is hard, the “a” is pronounced like the short letter “o”, the “d” is a flap-d, and for the “-en” suffix – the “e” turns into an i-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/GAHR-dihn//ˈgɑɹ.ɾə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

gardening

gardens

Garlic
– For this word, the “G” is hard, the “a” is pronounced like the short letter “o”, and for the “-ic” suffix – the “i” is an i-schwa, and the final “c” is hard but is (sometimes) stopped (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/GAHR-lih[k]//ˈgɑɹ.lə(ɪ)[k]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Garrulous
– For this word, the “g” is hard, the “a” is a Long “A” / Short “I” Diphthong (this is due to the placement of the letter “l” directly after it), the “rr” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “r” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the first “u” turns into a true-schwa, and for the “-ous” suffix – the “ou” combination turns into an i-schwa

/GAYR-ə-lihs//ˈgeɪ.ɹə.lə(ɪ)s/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

garrulously

Gas
– For this word, the “G” is hard, and the “a” is short

/gæs//gæs/

gaseous

Gasoline
– For this word, the “g” is hard, the “a” is short, the “o” turns into a true-schwa, the “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, and the final “e” is silent

/gæ-sə-LEEN//gæ.sə.ˈliːn/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

gasses

gassed

gassing

Gate
– For this word, the “G” is hard, 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)

/gay[t]//ge[t]/ – Notice also that the “t” ending (when not stopped) acts as a second syllable

gated

gates

gating

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

/-th’r//ˈgæ.ðɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

gathered

Gathering
– For this word, the “G” is hard, the “a” is short, the “th” combination is voiced, for the “-er” suffixthe “e” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix 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)

/-th’r-ing//ˈgæ.ðɚ.ɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

gathers

Gauge
– For this word, the “G” is hard, the “au” combination is pronounced like The True Long “A”, the second “g” is soft, and the final “e” is silent

/gay-dʒ//ge.dʒ/ – Notice also that the soft “g” acts as a second syllable

gauged

gauges

gauging

Gave
– For this word, the “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, and the final “e” is silent

/gayv//geiːv/

 

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