The Word “Certainly”



[su_dropcap style=”flat”]T[/su_dropcap]he pronunciation of any word in English (or any language at all) is not Universal.  This is because there are many different dialects of The English Language — both throughout America, and also world-wide.  The pronunciations that are presented on GiveMeSomeEnglish!!! are based-upon a combination of both “common usage”, and the most neutral accent used in The International Common Tongue.


Letter C


Pronunciation Of The Word “Certainly”


Certainly – For this word:  the “C” is soft;  the “e” disappears;  the “t” is (usually) stopped;  the “ai” combination is pronounced as an i-schwa;  and for the “-ly” suffixthe final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e” (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue).

/S’R-[t]ihn-lee//ˈsɚ.[t]ə(ɪ)n.liː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable


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