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221: Compare 'unvoiced th' to /f/, /s/, and /t/
12:43Compare words like "thin/fin," "mouth/mouse," and "both/boat" Transcripts at pronuncian.com
220: The 'n-g' spelling creates /ŋ/, as in the word 'song'
6:19At the end of the word, the /ŋ/ doesn't need an additional /g/. The /g/ is potentially included mid-word. Transcripts available at pronuncian.com
219: /g+n/ as in "signal" and "ignore"
9:29"Coarticulating" the /g/ and /n/ is the trick to fluent pronunciation of these two sounds. Don't release the /g/ before starting the /n/. Transcripts available on Pronuncian.com
218: Learn to hear vowels to learn to pronounce them
14:13Test your ability to identify vowel sounds with this special listening quiz episode. Transcripts available on pronuncian.com.
217: Compare long e, short i, and short e /i, ɪ, ɛ/
11:01The long e, short i, and short e /i, ɪ, ɛ/, are three front vowel sounds that can be practiced from a high, front tongue position to a mid-front position. Compare and contrast! Full podcast transcripts available at pronuncian.com.
216: The Cardinal Vowels--long e /i/, oo sound /u/, short o /ɑ/, and short a /æ/
12:43All about that vowels diagram that shows the vowel sounds placed over a sort of square-like shape that’s bigger on the top than it is on the bottom. Transcripts at pronuncian.com.
215: Adding "bonus" information by using a low pitch
8:16Use a low pitch to signal a spoken aside (like information that would be written in parentheses or between commas). Transcripts available at pronuncian.com.
214: Yes/No Pitch Patterns
10:21Understand the rising and falling pitch patterns for yes/no questions and learn how to read emotion. Transcripts on pronuncian.com. Classes available from seattlelearning.com.
213: Intonation of Wh- Questions
6:53What are you *really* asking? Using a rising or a falling pitch on a wh- question means something different than using a rising pitch. Transcripts available at pronuncian.com
212: /r+ɚ/ “explore” into “explorer”
7:24Adding /ɚ/ (schwa+r) to an /r/ can be difficult. Make it into two syllables, but don't add a vowel sound between. Learn how here! By Seattle Learning Academy. Transcripts on pronuncian.com.