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English Pronunciation


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Human Speech System Basic explanation of the physical way that we make speech sounds, syllables and word Word Stress ๐Ÿ”ˆ The secret key to speaking English! Many languages don't use word stress but English does, and so must you! With Quiz Sentence Stress ๐Ÿ”ˆ Like word stress, sentence stress is a fundamental part of the English language. Your speech will improve immediately if you start using sentence stress! Linking ๐Ÿ”ˆ Linking is important in English. When we say a sentence, we join or "link" many of the words. Homophones Homophones are words that have exactly the same sound but different meanings and (usually) spelling. For example: hour/our or to/too/two Minimal Pairs ๐Ÿ”ˆ Words that vary by a single sound, for example cat/cut, or fly/fry

Pronunciation Terms Glossary of words and expressions English is not Phonetic ๐Ÿ”ˆ Always remember that English is not "phonetic". That means that we do not always say a word the same way that we spell it. Interactive Phonemic Chart ๐Ÿ”ˆ Click to hear each symbol and sample word. The symbols on this chart represent the 44 sounds used in British English speech. Printable Phonemic Chart The symbols on this chart represent the 44 sounds used in British English speech. Pronouncing the Alphabet ๐Ÿ”ˆ Listen to how we say the letters of the alphabet; and learn how to pronounce them correctly. English Phonetic Spelling When speaking on the telephone, it is sometimes useful to spell a word using English Phonetic Spelling.

When to Say a or an How do we know when to use the indefinite article a or an? How to Pronounce -ed ๐Ÿ”ˆ How do we say the -ed in words like worked, played, divided? How to Pronounce the ๐Ÿ”ˆ How do we know when to say "the" or "thee"?

How to Pronounce Contractions Table of contractions for the verbs be, have and will, with homophones and speaking tips What is it? ๐Ÿ”ˆ What is Catherine Fanshawe talking about in this strange poem? English Tongue-Twisters Tongue-twisters are phrases that "twist your tongue"!

When ch is pronounced k

When ch is pronounced sh


Phonemic Character Keyboard Helps you type those fancy IPA symbols like /สค/ or /ษ™/.

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More Pronunciation Articles

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English is Not Phonetic Spelling and pronunciation are not the same in English.

"Ghoti" = "Fish" English is not phonetic. Why you can't tell how to pronounce a word by looking at it.

Word and Sentence Stress - The Key to English Pronunciation Why stress can help your pronunciation.

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How good is your English pronunciation? Try these fun mobile-friendly online games to find out (and improve your pronunciation, speaking and even listening):

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Recommended Pronunciation Links

English Phonology at Wikipedia

Introduction to Phonetics (video)

Essential Phonetics for English Language Teachers (ebook)

15 English words you're pronouncing WRONG (video - AmE)

Howjsay: Online Talking Dictionary of English Pronunciation

BBC Learning English: Pronunciation

To correct an Englishman's pronunciation is to imply that he is not quite a gentleman.George Bernard Shaw

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