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Tips for Pronunciation

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Postby Ordina_Lavender » Wed Apr 06, 2005 4:07 am

It is very difficult to say Pirate..I'll practise it more
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Postby tandedao » Mon Jun 06, 2005 3:10 pm

My thanks is beyond words.
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Postby maythet » Fri Oct 06, 2006 2:30 pm

I'm in trouble with word-stress.
I don't know where can i make stress in words .
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Postby ahmedxzxz » Wed Jun 20, 2007 12:56 pm

Hi Pirate !
I agree with you.
You are right at your tips for pronunciations.
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My native language is Spanish and I want to improve my English language skills. Could you tell me or any body where I can get that book "Not study, but learn"?. I couldn't find it in Amazon.com. Thanks a lot friends.[/b]
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Re: Tips for Pronunciation

Postby amandacool » Fri May 09, 2008 11:59 am

Very interesting.
actually, i am now doing research on how to acquire native-like pronunciation.
well, my questions is how can i motivate lazy students who rarely practice their pronunciation?
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Re: Tips for Pronunciation

Postby Jads » Wed Sep 24, 2008 10:40 am

I'll share some of the most stupid n boring styles of how i learn pronunciation..... :prof:

I guess pronunciation comes from your confidence in your mouth;which is the tongue and throat. I know this is really an absurd idea & suggestion.

But i believe if you put in confidence in your 'tongue' something like;we practise it with a mirror or perhaps our daily conversations with some other races could help, then of course the tongue twister is great too(tt' peter-pickled is recommended for asians).Then 4 the throat if we practise singing classical english song/music can help a little and also whenever we are shouting at the top of our voice to convey whatever msg when we are angry,somehow it(maybe something like that... of..our mind-perception work) would always make the word or pronunciation seems almost perfect or correct.

It somehow works for me since young we cant avoid those small quarrels over something(which is 4 the throat part) and also the best part is to learn from cacausians that kind of thick accent which we hardly encounter in our asian city. It is like 'wow' cacausians, but that was in 90's so not anymore nw!!!Then some will be motivated to learn that accent,eventually get to learn the pronunciation correctly
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Re: Tips for Pronunciation

Postby ipicthat » Wed Sep 24, 2008 12:49 pm

Hi There

Just wanted to let people know of a FREE TO USE website which may help with pronunciation. The website is http://www.ipicthat.com it is the world's first online talking dictionary. The site basically comprises of a ‘dictionary’ of approximately 5,500 words in an A-Z format and uses photographs to help identify each word. Every word has a written and spoken breakdown, highlighting any unusual soundings. In addition there are 'Letter Sounds', 'Rules', 'Categories', 'Scenarios' and a 'Help' section. Every part of the website is completely talking. You just need to register (which is FREE) and away you go - hope it helps :-P . Please feel free to pass on to your friends.

Thanks ;-)
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Re: Tips for Pronunciation

Postby Krisha » Sun Dec 14, 2008 6:08 am

I practice reading english text loudly – as you read loudly, you will be able to identify the mistakes in your pronunciation.

If you can find a person who has good English then much better. Preferably, find someone who is a native English speaker and who can speak the language fluently. Practice by communicating with him or her. Use all your knowledge and experience that you've gained till now and try to make sure you speak as fluently as possible. One thing to remember is that it's perfectly alright to mispronounce a word or two or even more.
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Re: Tips for Pronunciation

Postby phrazzlemecom » Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:00 pm

> Vowels vs. Consonants:
> There are two ways to pronounciate English words:
> With the vowels being pronounced as in Latin.
> A-ah
> E-eh
> I-y
> O-oh
> U-u
> Or English:
> A-ai
> E-i
> I-ay
> O-ou
> U-iu
> Y-this is considered a vowel and is pronounced as an "I".
> Vowels win and are pronounced as in English when there is the
> same amount in a word. If there are more consonants than
> vowels, or if there are two consonants together, the sound is
> Latinized. This system doesn't work 100% of the time and
> usually works with the first 4 to 6 letters...but it does
> simplify the majority of the words in the English language and
> allows a student to be able to know how to pronounce a word
> even though he has never seen it before. I have been using the
> system for 7 years now.
> Example:
> APE (english)
> APPLE (latin)
> CAP(latin)
> CAPE(english)
> IRONIC(english)
> FAMOUS(english)
> INFAMOUS(latin)
> INSTILL(latin)
> UNANIMOUS(english)
> HAT(latin)
> HATE(english)
> NUMBER(latin)
> NUMERIC(english)
> UNCOMMON(latin)
> HE(english)
> HI(english)
> MY(english)
> HELP(latin)
> HILL(latin)
> MYSTICAL(latin)
> My explanation may be a little confusing but the examples
> speak for themselves.
> I hope you like it and it helps.
> Marcelo.
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