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'''dânger''' -jer, cf. '''clánger''', '''hánger''', no 'j' sound
'''Dániel''' *Dányəl
'''Dániel''' *Dányəl

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D

D = Dêe person

dáchshund *dáxund

Dail parliament = Dŏyle person

dâily day = Dâley person

daiquíri daî-

dãiry milk cf. dîary day

Dàlek

Dàli - but Salvador has a different vowel accented in the original Spanish: Dalí

Dalmâtian not -on

Dalziél *Dêe-él

dám river = dámn hell

dámage

dânger -jer, cf. clánger, hánger, no 'j' sound

Dániel *Dányəl

Dânish

Dáphnê *Dáffney

dãresây opinion - one word in Î dãresay meaning ‘probably’

Darfùr

dàrtbŏard one word

dāstardly cf. bāstard

dâtabâse BrE; AmE dátabâse one word

dåughter *dåwter

Dâvìês -z AmE; BrE = Dâvis

dávit

dâze dazzle = dâys day

de, the first part of certain expressions, from French, pronounced *də (as in de lûxe or de lúxe), or Latin, pronounced (dè fácto)

déad cf. dêed

déadline one word

déadlock one word

dêal

déalt

dêar loved, expensive = dêer animal

dëarth

debàcle

débris can be written with the French accent: débris; BrE *débrêe or *dâybree; AmE *dəbrêe

débt *dét; silent b

dèbut = début *dâybyû - or -

dèbuted = débuted *dâybyûd - or -

décade years cf. decâyed decay - though some do rhyme them

Decémber

dêcent

decídûous -yû

déckchair one word

declássè can be written as in French déclassé *dây-clássây

décimate

decîpher cf. cŷpher or cîpher

Déclan

dêed cf. déad

dêer animal = dêar friend, expensive

dè fácto two words, *dây-fácto

defámatory

defâme

dêfect imperfection (noun)

deféct nation (verb)

defër cf. díffer

déficit

définitely

defûse problem -, -z, cf. diffûse, dí-

degénerate

dèign condescend = Dâne Denmark

Dêimos

deipnósphist

déjà vu *dèzhà-vû

delây

deletêrious

Délhi India = déli delicatessen

delínêâte

delínquent

delîght -ît

Dêlius cf. Sibèlius

delíver

déluge -yû-

delûsion cf. illûsion

de lûxe or de lúxe

démagógue -g

demānd

démo

demócracy cf. hypócrisy

democrátic

demür

demûre

dénguê fêver

dénier weight, coin *dényə, cf. denîer deny

Dénis = Dénnis

Denìse -êez

denŷ

depéndant person = depéndent adjective

dërby race = Dërby England AmE; BrE = Dàrby person

de riguëur *dərigër - hard g

desálinate

descént down = dissént disagree

descrîbe dís-

désert sand

desërt leave = dessërt meal

désiccate - very commonly misspelt: -ss- would be expected after é, cf. párallel

des Mŏines *dəmŏin

despãir

désperate cf. dísparate, séparate

desperâtion

despícable

dessërt meal -zërt = desërt leave

dessërts just -zërts

détail noun

detâil verb

detër

detêriorate

detërmíne

detérrent

detrîtus

dévastate

devastâtion

devélop rhymes with envélop verb, cf. énvelôpe noun

devélopment

devîce -ss, cf. divîde

devîse -z, cf. divîde

devôte

devotêe

devòut

deŵ morning = dûe owed, cf. do act *dû

Deŵey

déxtrous or déxterous

diabêtes *dîəbêtêez or -tíz

diabétic

diaérisis *dî-érisis, AmE diérisis

dîálýsis

dîamond

dîáphanous

dîaphragm -ám

diarrhoêa BrE *dîre-rêar; AmE diarrhêa

dîary cf. dãiry

diáspora

dictâte cf. díktát

dîcy dodgy cf. Dícky, Díckie persons

dîe death = dŷe colour

dîehard one word

dìêsel

dîet *dîət

díffer cf. defër

diffûse various -ss, give out -z

dígit

díktát cf. dictâte

dilémma

dilettántê

Dímbleby cf. Búmblebee

dímwit one word

dínghy boat - no g sound, only ng sound

díngy dark *dínjy

dînosåur

dîocese *dîəsíss

diphthêria

díphthong

diplôma

díplomat

dîre cf. dêar

dírham

disassôciate - -sass-

disarrây

disāstrous -zā-, no 'e', cf. disāster; mürderous, cantánkerous, etc.

dísc record, circular = dísk computer

discòver

discrêet guarded = discrête separate

discrétion -éshən

discriminâtory

díscus

discúss

disequilíbrium

disgúst revulsiondiscússed talked

disingénuous - -uou-

Dísney *Díznì

dispátch or despátch

dispénsable

disséction

dissént disagree = descént down

dissymétric dîssý-

dístribûte or distríbûte -yû-

divîne cf. Devìne

divîsive cf. divîde, dêvious, devîse - though some say divísive, cf. divísion

Djángo Reînhardt - unlike in French

do *dû cf. dûe cause, time = deŵ morning *dyû

doable *dûwable

Dócherty or Dóherty same pronunciation: Celtic ch sound, same as Arabic kh as in Khàn

dôcîle AmE *dóssle

dòes do *dúz, cf. dôes female deer

dóg-êat-dóg

dógged verb *dógd: this próblem dógged us

dógged adjective *dóggíd: a dógged pursûer

dôe animal = dôh music, exclamation

dòes *dúz, cf. fãir do’s, *doôz

dôle money = Dôle person

dóll model

dóllar

domâin territory = demèsne estate, domâine vineyard

dón clothes, academic = Dón person

dòne do = dún colour = Dúnn person = Dònne poet

dóner kebab = Dónner person

dônor give

doômsday doom = Domesday Book

dŏorstép one word

doô-wóp cf. whópping

dóppelganger, often with German umlaut: doppelgänger

dŏrmant

dóssièr silent French r - or e regularised to schwa: *dóssiər

Dostoyévsky, Dostoévsky

doúble rhymes with búbble

doûble entendre *doôblon-tóndrə

dòubt *dòut, cf. dòughty

Doúg Douglas = dúg dig

dôugh bake, money = dôe deer

dôughnút *dônut

dòughty *dòwty

Doúglas *Dúgləss

doûr serious, one syllable ≈ doer do, two syllables

dòve bird

dôve dive - AmE for dîved

dòvish

dòwnfall one word

downhíll one word

dòwry

dôze

dôzed doze

dòzen 12

dracônian

drāft AmE all meanings, BrE outline, money, group, US conscription = drāught

dràgon

dràma

drāught BrE cold, net, liquids, game, horse = drāft, cf. dròught *dròwt

dråw designdråwer pull

dråwback noun one word

dreŵ draw = Dreŵ person

dríll

drîly or drŷly

drível

drízzle

drôll

drómedary

droôp down = drûpe fruit

dròught *dròut, cf. drāught = drāft

drúnkenness -nn-

Drûze

dûal two = dûel fightjeŵel stone

dúchess cf. Dútch

dûe owed = deŵ morning *dyû, cf. do act *dû

dúmb-bell

dún colour = Dúnn person = dòne do, cf. dón clothes, academic = Dón Donald

Dúncan rhymes with drúnken

Dundêe

dûne sand

dunnô - colloquial contraction of dôn't knôw

Dúrham *Dúrrəm

dûring j-

dúst dirt = dòst archaic do

dústbin one word

duúmvirate ûú

dûvèt *doôvây

Dvŏrak, in Czech Dvořák, *Dəvåwzhàk

dŷe colour = dîe dead

dŷeing dye = dŷing die

dynámic

dŷnamísm

dŷnamîte

dýs- bad = dís- negative

dýsentery

dysfúnctional

dysléxic

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