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November 29, 2016
Compare words like "thin/fin," "mouth/mouse," and "both/boat" Transcripts at pronuncian.com
November 12, 2016
At 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
October 26, 2016
"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
October 14, 2016
Test your ability to identify vowel sounds with this special listening quiz episode. Transcripts available on pronuncian.com.
September 29, 2016
The 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.
September 17, 2016
All 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.
September 1, 2016
Use a low pitch to signal a spoken aside (like information that would be written in parentheses or between commas). Transcripts available at pronuncian.com.
August 20, 2016
Understand 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.
August 7, 2016
What 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
July 25, 2016
Adding /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.
March 28, 2016
Words like 'hat' and 'hot' are important to distinguish. Full episode transcripts available at Pronuncian.com
July 27, 2015
Is it silent, pronounced as 'long u' or 'oo sound'? Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.
March 25, 2015
What's up with /ə/ and /ʌ/ in words like 'custom' /ˈkʌs təm/? Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.
March 11, 2015
Practice the difference between the or sound and the long o sound. Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.
February 25, 2015
Rhyming with 'shorter' and 'border,' this is a quirky word. Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.
February 11, 2015
Rhythm and linking from /d/. Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.
January 28, 2015
No English spelling could be more confusing. Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.
January 14, 2015
Informal contractions for fluency! Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.
December 31, 2014
Most recognize the /d/ in the pronunciation of 'little' but how about in 'out_of'? Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.
November 12, 2014
Even small differences in vocal tract profiles can make a big difference. Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.
October 16, 2014
Learn the many variations of the letter 'o' pronunciation. Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.
October 1, 2014
Written for you, by Amanda, to help you learn the long vowel spellings. Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.
June 25, 2014
Practice intonation patterns of choice questions. Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.
June 11, 2014
Make these difficult words easier to say! Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.
March 26, 2014
Some before and after student audio to illustrate linking. Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.
February 26, 2014
Common problems with words that end in '-le.' Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.
February 5, 2014
YES, you can pronounce it as 'ast'! Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.
January 22, 2014
Loanwords from French into English. Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.
December 19, 2013
In this Christmas special, learn where to find free ebooks and audio books online! Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.
December 5, 2013
Mistletoe, tree farms, Scrooges, and more... Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.
November 27, 2013
Aspiration, of course. Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.
November 13, 2013
Linking different stops is a bit harder than linking same and similar stops. Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.
October 30, 2013
Linking same and similar stop sounds increases spoken fluency. Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.
October 16, 2013
AND 'lead' rhymes with 'read'! Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.
October 2, 2013
In the US, it's 'fall;' in the UK, it's 'autumn.' Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.
September 11, 2013
Are you uncomfortable speaking really well? Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.
August 28, 2013
A natural progression through consonant sounds. Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.
August 14, 2013
If you can say sh, you can say zh! Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.
July 31, 2013
Pairs like 'sock' and 'shock' are obvious; 'sour' and 'shower' might not be. Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.
July 17, 2013
The 'cot/caught' merger and short o/aw sound revisited. Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.
July 3, 2013
Practice words like 'three, through, throw, thread,' and 'threaten.' Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.
June 19, 2013
How to know which form of this high-frequency word to use. Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.
June 5, 2013
A listener request for an explanation of less-common patterns. Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.
May 15, 2013
Learn the feel the 'long e' /i/, 'short a' /æ/, and 'short o' /ɑ/. Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.
May 1, 2013
Highly fluent speakers understand this suffix. Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.
April 17, 2013
If you're going to swear, you'd better be able to pronounce short vowel sounds! Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.
April 3, 2013
Practice sets like: pat, pet, pit, pot, putt. Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.
March 20, 2013
/skr/ (scratch) /spl/ (splash) /spr/ (spree) and /str/ (streak) Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.
March 6, 2013
sh, th, tch, dge, gn, mb, and more!
February 20, 2013
Is it /k/ as in 'accuse' or /ks/ as in 'succeed' Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.
February 6, 2013
Even words we don't use often still matter. Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.
January 23, 2013
Practice this difficult sound in context. Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.
January 9, 2013
It takes an advanced lesson to handle a word like 'Seattle.' Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.
December 19, 2012
Main stress, secondary stress, and schwa, all in one word
December 5, 2012
And when can 'used to' be substituted by 'would.' Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.
November 7, 2012
When does (and doesn't) the g sound follow the ng sound? Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.
October 24, 2012
From the lips to the throat and the nose down to the vocal cords. Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.
October 10, 2012
/br/, /pr/, /gr/, /kr/, and /skr/ at the beginning of a word. Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.
September 26, 2012
fragile: /ˈfrædʒ əl/ in the US /ˈfrædʒ aɪl/ in the UK. Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.
September 12, 2012
Two different, yet similar sounds. Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.
August 29, 2012
The importance of tiny syllables! Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.
August 8, 2012
Less-known patterns for the aw sound, schwa+r, and or sound. Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.
July 25, 2012
Words that aren't pronounced like we'd expect. Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.
July 11, 2012
Vowel sound duration depends on many things. Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.
June 27, 2012
The top 10 errors made by native French speakers. Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.
May 30, 2012
Which high-frequency words have a silent consonant?
May 16, 2012
3 things to keep in mind when making 'wife' into 'wives' and 'leaf' into 'leaves.' Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.
May 2, 2012
A tongue twister to compare the sh sound and s sound. Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.
April 18, 2012
Compare the oo sound and other u sound. Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.
April 4, 2012
An American/British difference and a Greek history. Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.
March 14, 2012
Practice adding the -ed ending to the j or ch sound. Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.
February 29, 2012
How do we choose which spellings are common and which words are non-phonetic? Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.
February 15, 2012
/w/ and /v/ in paragraph practice. Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.
February 1, 2012
Practice quickly saying the th sounds in paragraphs. Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.
January 11, 2012
All of those vowels and two different pronunciations make this a tricky suffix. Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.
December 28, 2011
"New" in American and British English. Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.
December 14, 2011
Why is 'y' sometimes a vowel. Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.
November 30, 2011
Some -ed adjectives gain a syllable. Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.
November 2, 2011
Exaggeration is not authentic speech. Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.
October 12, 2011
Don't add a vowel sound! Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.
September 28, 2011
Updates to the alternative t sound patterns. Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.
September 14, 2011
The oo sound is more common, but the other u sound is possible. Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.
August 31, 2011
It begins with an sh sound, but after that, it gets a little complicated. Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.
August 10, 2011
/t/ or no /t/, and what about the 'o'? Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.
July 27, 2011
Difficult consonant combinations explained. Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.
June 29, 2011
The sounds that come out your nose! Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.
June 15, 2011
The letter "y" in the middle of a word. Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.
June 1, 2011
Puff practice! Stop sounds at the beginning of words. Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.
May 18, 2011
Which pronunciation is the most common for this spelling? Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.
April 28, 2011
Syllable stress patterns in open compound nouns. Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.
March 30, 2011
How accurate are the 2-syllable word stress patterns?
March 16, 2011
Troublesome consonant sounds for Portuguese speakers. Troublesome consonant sounds for Portuguese speakers.
March 2, 2011
i-consonant-e in 1-, 2-, and 3-syllable words for English as a Second Language Learners. Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.
February 17, 2011
The English vowel sounds that cause problems for Portuguese speakers. Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.
February 2, 2011
Short i as an unstressed vowel sound for English as a Second Language Learners. Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.
January 19, 2011
Schwa: the most important weak vowel sound. Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.
January 4, 2011
How the French language affects English pronunciation. Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.
December 22, 2010
A tri-sound merger explained for the Holidays. Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.
October 27, 2010
Which of these two techniques for the r sound works best for you? Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.
October 13, 2010
long e, short i, short e, and schwa: all pronunciations of re- Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.
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