Top 20 Requested Words for Pronunciation Practice
These are the top 20 most frequently requested words from my Meetups, "American English Pronunciation Q&A.” There’s one on Mondays and one on Tuesdays and this list is from both days combined from 7/6/2020 to 8/10/2021 totaling in 2,051 words.
I am shocked that “rural” isn’t much higher on the list because it seems to come up so often and I’m always surprised because it’s a word I never have to use.
I’m really surprised that “vehicle” is so high on the list because I never remember having to pronounce that one in the Meetups. Maybe it’s because it’s easier to pronounce and I don’t struggle with it like I do “rural” - that’s just a weird word to pronounce.
I had no doubt that “world” would be at the top of the list. It’s more complicated than it looks.
Seeing all these words together makes me wish someone would write a story that includes all of them. Please do! Any story with a squirrel, a worm, beer, and a vehicle sounds like a grand adventure.
Video of me pronouncing all the words.