Pronunciation Of The Word “Briefly”
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Briefly – For this word: the “ie” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “e” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue); and for the “-ly” suffix – the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue).
– /BREEF-lee/ – /ˈbɹiːfɹ.liː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –