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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.
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