User:Mglovesfun/Leeds IPA

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Note, IPA refers to International Phonetic Alphabet, not India pale ale, which you can also find in Leeds.

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H[edit]

  1. 'H' is sometimes pronounced at the start of the word, sometimes not
    hurt (/hɜːt/ or /ɜːt/)

R[edit]

  1. Like the letter 't', the letter 'r' is often omitted at the end of a word
    butter (/ˈbʌʔ.ə/)
  2. Often omitted after a vowel sound before a consonant sound
    cart (/kɑːʔ/), note the final 't' is also missing here, see above
  3. Not usually omitted when separating vowel sounds
    keyring (/ˈkiːˌɹɪŋ/)
  4. Not omitted in as the first letter of a word
    rack (/ɹæk/)
  5. Not omitted in combinations such as -cr-, -dr-, -fr-, -gr-, -pr-, -tr-, -vr- and -wr-
    crime (/kɹaɪm/), drug (/dɹʌɡ/), tram (/tɹæm/)

T[edit]

The letter 't' is pronounced as a glottal stop in many situations. It is however pronounced /t/ in the following situations:

  1. As the first letter of a word:
    tip (/tɪp/)
  2. In the combinations -st- and -tr-:
    strap (/stɹæp/), restock (/ˈɹiː.ˌstɒk/)
  3. In many instances between two syllables, especially between two vowel sounds
    attire (/ə.ˈtaɪ.ə/), atop (/ə.ˈtɒp/)

However

  1. Not generally pronounced as the last like of a word
    spot (/spɒʔ/, cat (/kæʔ/)
  2. Many instances in the middle of a word
    butter (/ˈbʌʔ.ə/), rattle (/ˈɹæʔ.əl/)

Y[edit]

  1. 'Y' at the end of a word is pronounced /ɪ/ rather than /i/
    merry (/ˈmɛ.ɹɪ/)

Other[edit]

In the phrase be right (it will be alright), right is pronounced /ɹeɪt/ to rhyme with rate. The phrase as a whole is pronounced /bɪˈɹeɪt/, as berate.