Pronunciation

When your best guess is that it is either in Greek or in Chinese.

With a limited knowledge in the field of English orthographics or when dealing with specific terminology taken from another language, phonological guidance proves indispensable. Phonological or phonetic transcriptions utilizing the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) facilitate accuracy and eliminate errors originating from one's native language. Problematic areas such as intonation, stress, and articulation could be alleviated through referencing available phonetic transcription resources.

Pronunciation Exemplifications
01. Listening



entrepreneur
[ ˌɑ̃ːn.tʰɹə.pʰɹə̃ˈnʊɝː ]
simile
[ ˈsɪ̃m.məɫ.li ]
bureaucracy
[ bjʊˈɹɒʔ.ɹə.si ]
photographer
[ fəˈtʰɒg.gɹəf.fɚ ]
pterodactyl
[ ˌtʰɛ˞.ɹəˈdæʔ.əɫ ]

02. Reading



draught
[ ˈdɹæftʰ ]
knucklehead
[ ˈnʌʔ.əɫˌhɜd ]
bought
[ ˈbɑtʰ ]
onomatopoeia
[ ˌɑ̃n.nə̃ˌmɑʔ.əˈpʰi.ə ]
should
[ ˈʃʊd ]

03. Speaking



colonel
[ ˈkʰɝ.nəɫ ]
Worcestershire
[ ˈwɔ˞ʃ.ʃəsʔ.ɚˌʃaɪ̯ə̯˞ ]
mnemonic
[ nɪ̃ˈmɑ̃n.nɪkʰ ]
scissors
[ ˈsɪz.zɚz ]
squirrel
[ ˈskwɚl̩ ]

04. Writing



eighty-eighteenth
[ ˈeɪʔ.iˈeɪtˈtʰĩːnθ ]
subtle
[ ˈsʌʔ.əɫ ]
gauged
[ ˈg̟eɪɟd ]
debris
[ dəˈbɹi ]
Catholicism
[ kʰəˈθɑɫ.ləˌsɪz.zə̃m ]

Entrepreneur
Entrepreneur

Few attempt to take the plunge.

Draught
Draught

Drafted to power viking oars.

Colonel
Colonel

Looking towards potential stars.

When things are looking up.
Eighty-Eighteenth

Attention to detail is everything.

Simile
Simile

As starry a night as you’ll ever see.

Knucklehead
Knucklehead

Mistakes are always part of learning.

Worcestershire
Worcestershire

So good it even makes rat taste better.

Subtle
Subtle

The B lies under an invisible web.

Bureaucracy
Bureaucracy

Busy work at its best.

Bought
Bought

Purchasing power renders satisfaction.

Mnemonic
Mnemonic

Cherish your memory beyond all else.

Gauged
Gauged

Measuring incremental changes.

Photographer
Photographer

Capturing the world around you.

Onomatopoeia
Onomatopoeia

This hissing sound chills to the bone.

Scissors
Scissors

A tool that always comes in pairs.

Debris
Debris

Squirrel your way to comfort.

Pterodactyl
Pterodactyl

Not the only flying dinosaur outside.

Should
Should

Grammar isn’t even the beginning.

Squirrel
Squirrel

Farmer squirrel is smarter than you.

Catholicism
Catholicism

Why Catholics are also Christians.