Pronunciation podcasts

#111: Linking v and f sounds

Practicing a few simple techniques can make it much easier to transition to and from the v sound and f sound.

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#110: The troublesome v sound and f sound

Be careful with the b sound, p sound and w sound when working with the f sound and v sound! www.pronuncian.com for...

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#109: s sound, z sound, sh sound, and zh sound; compare and contrast

Four sounds that are quite similar, but different in a few very important ways! www.pronuncian.com for ESL and ELL...

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#108: In the US, it is "learned" and "spelled," while the British kept "learnt" and &qu...

In the US, it is "learned" and "spelled," while the British kept "learnt" and "spelt" www.pronuncian.com for ESL and...

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#107: ck after short vowels, k after all the others

Learning intricate English phonetic patterns can give you confidence in which vowel sound to use. www.pronuncian.com...

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#106: long u stressed and reduced

The long u can be difficult to recognize in multi-syllable words, especially when it's reduced www.pronuncian.com for...

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#105: Pronouncing "though," "thought," "through," and "thorough"

These four o-u-g-h words can be so similar, yet different in very important ways! www.pronuncian.com for ESL and ELL...

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#104: Pronouncing "pronounce" and "pronunciation"

Many patterns of pronunciation can be found through a quick study of these two words. www.pronuncian.com for ESL and...

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#103 audio of video 17: Introduction to the "Other Vowels" /u/ /?/ /?/ /a?/ /??/

Intro to short vowel sounds, including a common spelling pattern, a caution against long vowel spellings, and...

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#102: Russian/Ukrainian Special Episode

Learn the most common difficulties Russian and Ukrainian speakers face when speaking English with an American English...

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#101: Subtle oddities of the word 'subtle'

A silent b, an altered t sound, and a strange history make the word 'subtle' interesting to learn about!

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#100: A Hundred/One Hundred

Why is 'a hundred' more common than 'one hundred' in American English?

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#99: Three-word informal contractions

'How did you' can be reduced to 'howdja', 'where did you' to 'wheredja' and 'what did you' to 'whadja,' but those...

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#98 audio of video 16: Introduction to Short Vowels

Intro to short vowel sounds, including a common spelling pattern, a caution against long vowel spellings, and...

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#97: The transition from 'used to' to 'useta'

Noah Webster did his best to make spelling easier, but it wasn't always accepted. www.pronuncian.com

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#96: The word women could have been wimmen

Noah Webster did his best to make spelling easier, but it wasn't always accepted. www.pronuncian.com

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#95 audio only of VIDEO 15: sh sound, part 2

The suffix patterns of the sh sound are among the most complicated English spelling and pronunciation patterns!...

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#94: t+y=ch, d+y=j

Assimilation, when two adjacent sounds cause changes to pronunciation www.pronuncian.com

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#93: Do you accidentally make your l sound into a w sound?

Especially at the end of the word, the l sound can cause some surprising problems www.pronuncian.com

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#92 audio only of VIDEO 14: sh sound, pronunciation and beginning spelling patterns

Understanding the pronunciation of this fricative continuous consonant, and intro to the complex spelling patterns of...

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