Consonants that are their own syllables are called "syllabics" and the "syllabic-N" is the most common one. You’ve been hearing the syllabic-N all around you all the time but may not have noticed. It’s a feature of pronunciation that makes the tongue move less and make the…
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I got this notice from Meetup.com about my American English Pronunciation Q&A Meetup group celebrating its sixth anniversary. I was surprised that it’s…
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What's the difference? This article will help you understand why:Looks like, “ice tea.” Sounds like, “ais tee.” The IPA transcription: /'ɑ͜ɪsti/Looks…
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I’ve taught many speakers of other languages and other Englishes who were surprised to find out that what they thought sounded polite didn’t sound…
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What you notice in other languages is what is different from your own. In the video, there are some real words, but the majority of the speaking is…
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