Pronunciation Guide

Spelled Pronunciation

Stress marks: [all capitals] indicates the primary stressed syllable, as in news·pa·per [nooz-PEY-per] and in·for·ma·tion [in-fer-MEY-shuhn]


  • [b] boy, baby, rob
  • [d] do, ladder, bed
  • [f] food, offer, safe
  • [g] get, bigger, dog
  • [h] happy, ahead
  • [j] jump, budget, age
  • [k] can, speaker, stick
  • [l] let, follow, still
  • [m] make, summer, time
  • [n] no, dinner, thin
  • [ng] singer, think, long
  • [p] put, apple, cup
  • [r] run, marry, far, store
  • [s] sit, city, passing, face
  • [sh] she, station, push
  • [t] top, better, cat
  • [ch] church, watching, nature, witch
  • [th] thirsty, nothing, math
  • [th] this, mother, breathe
  • [v] very, seven, love
  • [w] wear, away
  • [hw] where, somewhat
  • [y] yes, onion
  • [z] zoo, easy, buzz
  • [zh] measure, television, beige


  • [a] apple, can, hat
  • [ey] aid, hate, day
  • [ah] arm, father, aha
  • [air] air, careful, wear
  • [aw] all, or, talk, lost, saw
  • [e] ever, head, get
  • [ee] eat, see, need
  • [eer] ear, hero, beer
  • [er] teacher, afterward, murderer
  • [i] it, big, finishes
  • [eye] I, ice, hide, deny
  • [o] odd, hot, waffle
  • [oh] owe, road, below
  • [oo] ooze, food, soup, sue
  • [oo] good, book, put
  • [oi] oil, choice, toy
  • [ou] out, loud, how
  • [uh] up, mother, mud
  • [uh] about, animal, problem, circus
  • [ur] early, bird, stirring


  • [a] Fr. ami
  • [kh] Scot. loch, Ger. ach or ich
  • [œ] Fr. feu, Ger. schön
  • [r] Fr. au revoir, Yiddish rebbe
  • [uh] Fr. oeuvre
  • [y] Fr. tu, Ger. über


  • [an] Fr. bien
  • [ahn] Fr. croissant
  • [awn] Fr. bon
  • [œn] Fr. parfum
  • [in] Port. Prīncipe

About the author

As an animal lover since childhood, Flossie was delighted when Mark, the CEO and developer of EquiMed asked her to join his team of contributors.

She enrolled in My Horse University at Michigan State and completed a number of courses in everything related to horse health, nutrition, diseases and conditions, medications, hoof and dental care, barn safety, and first aid.

Staying  up-to-date on the latest developments in horse care and equine health is now a habit, and she enjoys sharing a wealth of information with horse owners everywhere..

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