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The /i:/ Sound

The /i:/ Sound

This is the /i:/ sound. As in the words: be /biː/ me /miː/ need /niːd/ It is a Vowel sound and it’s technical name is the ‘Close Front Unrounded Vowel’. Remember that the key to pronunciation s physical and the Read more…


How to Pronounce the Letter E – American English

How to Pronounce the Letter E – American English

Places and Manners of Articulation

Places and Manners of Articulation

So let’s talk about your mouth. Have you ever really thought about your mouth? Because it’s pretty amazing. People have got all these articulators, all these moving parts, that work together to make the huge variety of sounds that we Read more…


IPA: International Phonetic Alphabet Quiz — American English Pronunciation

IPA:  International Phonetic Alphabet Quiz — American English Pronunciation

This is an International Phonetic Alphabet symbol quiz. The more you familiarize yourself with the symbols and the sounds they represent, the easier it will be for you to study English pronunciation. Let’s get started. So, how did you do? Read more…


The International Phonetic Alphabet

The International Phonetic Alphabet

So let’s talk about sounds. At first, you might think that writing down all the sounds you hear the way that you hear them should be pretty straightforward. But if you’re listening to me now, you’ve probably struggled with enough Read more…


American English Consonants – IPA – Pronunciation – International Phonetic Alphabet

American English Consonants – IPA – Pronunciation – International Phonetic Alphabet

Let’s take a look at the letter T. It can be silent, like in the word fasten. It can be pronounced ch, as in the word future. It can be pronounced tt like in the word tap. When it’s paired Read more…


06: All the sounds in all the languages – The International Phonetic Alphabet (Intro to Phonetics)

06: All the sounds in all the languages – The International Phonetic Alphabet (Intro to Phonetics)

G: welcome to Lingthusiasm, a podcast that’s enthusiastic about linguistics. I’m Gretchen McCulloch L: and I’m Lauren Gawne and today we’re going to be talking about the International Phonetic Alphabet. But first– it was International Mother Language Day in February Read more…