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What is Intonation in English

What is Intonation in English Intonation describes how the voice rises and falls in speech. The three main patterns of intonation in English are discussed below. What is Intonation in English Intonation Patterns There are three basic pitches...

By Jalali on Nov 14th, 2016
What are consonant clusters in English?

What are consonant clusters in English? What are consonant clusters in English? A consonant cluster (sometimes known as a consonant blend) is a group of consonants that appear together in a word without any vowels between them. When reading...

By Jalali on Nov 1st, 2016
American L Pronunciation

American L Pronunciation The American L has two different pronunciations in English. In the beginning or middle of a word, the tongue tip touches just behind the teeth — on those hard ridges. In this position, the L shouldn’t give...

By Jalali on Oct 31st, 2016
The American T Sound

The American T sound is one of the common letter pronounced wrongly by ESL learns. Indeed, The American T is made by intonation and its position in a word or phrase. It can be a little tricky if you try to base your pronunciation on spelling...

By Jalali on Oct 17th, 2016
What are Reductions in English Language?

What are Reductions in English Language? What are Reductions in English Language? “Linguistic reductions are lost sounds in words. This happens in spoken English. For instance, “going to” changes to “gonna”. The most...

By Jalali on Oct 5th, 2016
Sounds Used in Pronouncing English

Sounds Used in Pronouncing English Sounds Used in Pronouncing English Phone, Phoneme, Allophone   Phone: noun: 1. sound.  “Recognizable speech sounds are called phones.” -phone: suffix: combining form that means “sound.” “Homophones...

By Jalali on Oct 2nd, 2016
What is Aspiration in Pronunciation?

  What is Aspiration in Pronunciation? What is Aspiration in Pronunciation? Aspirate: transitive verb: A. To pronounce with the initial release of breath associated with the English “h”, as in “hurry.” “Some dialects do not aspirate...

By Jalali on Oct 1st, 2016
American pronunciation of TH

The most common word in the English language is “the”, so after the schwa, [th] would be the sound you would hear most often, which is why it is so important for ESL learners to master the American pronunciation of  TH. ([th] also exists...

By Jalali on Sep 22nd, 2016
Sounds of the Plural –S in English

Just like –ed endings there are 3 ways to pronounce the plural –S endings in English. Each of the sounds is elaborated below. Read the article to learn how to pronounce the sounds of the plural S in English. Sounds of the Plural S in English There...

By Jalali on Jun 26th, 2016
Pronunciation of ED Endings in Regular Verbs

You might know that regular verbs are those verbs whose past tense and past participle (2nd and 3rd forms) are formed by adding “d” or “ed” to the end of the verb. Regular verbs are used a lot in daily conversation. Some of the ESL learners...

By Jalali on Jun 23rd, 2016