American Heritage Dictionary Pronunciation Key

Pronunciation Key
ā pay âr care father bib church deed, milled pet bee fife, phase, rough gag ă pat ū boot ou out p r s sh t th th ŭ po p roar sauce ship, dish tight, stopped thin this cut urge, t erm, firm, word, heard valve with yes zebra, xylem ʊ t ook

ä b ch d ĕ ē f g

h hat hw which ĭ pit ī îr j pie, by pier judge kick, cat, pique lid, needle (nēd' l) mum no, sudden (sŭd' n)

ûr w y z v

ng thing ŏ po t ō t oe ô

k l m n

zh vision, pleasure, garage about, it em, edible, gallop, ə circus ər butt er Foreign French feu, German œ schön; French oeuf, German zwölf ü French t u, German über KH N German ich; German ach, Scottish lo ch French bo n (bôN)

caught, paw, for, horrid, hoarse oi noise

Stress marks: ' (primary); ' (secondary), as in dictionary (dĭk' shə-nĕr'ē) The American Heritage� Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition Copyright � 2007, 2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2007. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.



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