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Pronunciation th

Post by aquilafree » Sun May 24, 2020 6:34 pm

Hi everyone, I'm a beginner of the English language. I'm trying to learn phonetics or better to speak English. The words where I find it difficult are those with th. Although I recognize the sound of th for example "the" "this" in a pronunciation almost 100%, speech recognition programs fail to understand the word I pronounce. Other words with different sounds recognize them. I also noticed a difference; on the bbc website they make the sound and how the th is done with his tongue between his teeth and throwing the air out. In the speech of a video mini dialogue I notice that any participant does not use the tongue between the teeth when using words like the think etc. etc. Here I would like to understand how can I understand the correct pronunciation? Do you have any solutions? Sorry but I'm Italian :lol:

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Re: Pronunciation th

Post by Firefox » Mon May 25, 2020 4:32 am

aquilafree wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 6:34 pm
Hi everyone, I'm a beginner of the English language. I'm trying to learn phonetics or better to speak English. The words where I find it difficult are those with th. Although I recognize the sound of th for example "the" "this" in a pronunciation almost 100%, speech recognition programs fail to understand the word I pronounce. Other words with different sounds recognize them. I also noticed a difference; on the bbc website they make the sound and how the th is done with his tongue between his teeth and throwing the air out. In the speech of a video mini dialogue I notice that any participant does not use the tongue between the teeth when using words like the think etc. etc. Here I would like to understand how can I understand the correct pronunciation? Do you have any solutions? Sorry but I'm Italian :lol:
It may help you to know that there are TWO different "TH" sounds. They are: /θ/ and /ð/

The difference is that:
/θ/ is voiceless
/ð/ is voiced

I could recommend that you check these pages for more details and explanations and audio:

https://teflpedia.com/Pronunciation_exe ... s_/%C3%B0/

http://www.englishpronunciationmadrid.c ... /%CE%B8-d/

http://english.mimicmethod.com/theta-vs-eth.html

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Re: Pronunciation th

Post by VivianaRoma » Mon May 25, 2020 12:32 pm

Hi there, I am Italian as well so I feel your struggle with the “ th” sound. It was the same for me at the beginning,When I first moved to Canada; practice makes everything better so don’t worry too much, you’ll get it👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻Watch this video it may be helpful :-) https://youtu.be/h5LO0hHGfQg. Se serve aiuto , sono qui {-:

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Re: Pronunciation th

Post by aquilafree » Mon May 25, 2020 1:54 pm

but I probably say it the right way for so many times that I have tried it only that I would like confirmations I should find who to talk to but I haven't found him so far. With PC programs, I recognize the wrong pronunciation, but I also know that these programs are not reliable

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Re: Pronunciation th

Post by aquilafree » Mon May 25, 2020 1:55 pm

but I probably say it the right way for so many times that I have tried it only that I would like confirmations I should find who to talk to but I haven't found him so far. With PC programs, I recognize the wrong pronunciation, but I also know that these programs are not reliable

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