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American English Pronunciation Podcast

Seattle Learning Academy

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American English Pronunciation Podcast

American English Pronunciation Podcast

Seattle Learning Academy

678
Followers
1.8K
Plays
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The American English Pronunciation podcasts teaches non-native English speakers and ESL/ELL students correct English pronunciation in short lessons. Learn, listen, repeat!

Latest Episodes

221: Compare 'unvoiced th' to /f/, /s/, and /t/

Compare words like "thin/fin," "mouth/mouse," and "both/boat" Transcripts at pronuncian.com

12 MIN2016 NOV. 30
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221: Compare 'unvoiced th' to /f/, /s/, and /t/

220: The 'n-g' spelling creates /ŋ/, as in the word 'song'

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

6 MIN2016 NOV. 12
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220: The 'n-g' spelling creates /ŋ/, as in the word 'song'

219: /g+n/ as in "signal" and "ignore"

"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

9 MIN2016 OCT. 26
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219: /g+n/ as in "signal" and "ignore"

218: Learn to hear vowels to learn to pronounce them

Test your ability to identify vowel sounds with this special listening quiz episode. Transcripts available on pronuncian.com.

14 MIN2016 OCT. 14
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218: Learn to hear vowels to learn to pronounce them

217: Compare long e, short i, and short e /i, ɪ, ɛ/

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.

11 MIN2016 SEP. 29
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217: Compare long e, short i, and short e /i, ɪ, ɛ/

216: The Cardinal Vowels--long e /i/, oo sound /u/, short o /ɑ/, and short a /æ/

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.

12 MIN2016 SEP. 18
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216: The Cardinal Vowels--long e /i/, oo sound /u/, short o /ɑ/, and short a /æ/

215: Adding "bonus" information by using a low pitch

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.

8 MIN2016 SEP. 1
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215: Adding "bonus" information by using a low pitch

214: Yes/No Pitch Patterns

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.

10 MIN2016 AGO. 21
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214: Yes/No Pitch Patterns

213: Intonation of Wh- Questions

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

6 MIN2016 AGO. 7
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213: Intonation of Wh- Questions

212: /r+ɚ/ “explore” into “explorer”

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.

7 MIN2016 JUL. 25
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212: /r+ɚ/ “explore” into “explorer”

Latest Episodes

221: Compare 'unvoiced th' to /f/, /s/, and /t/

Compare words like "thin/fin," "mouth/mouse," and "both/boat" Transcripts at pronuncian.com

12 MIN2016 NOV. 30
Comments
221: Compare 'unvoiced th' to /f/, /s/, and /t/

220: The 'n-g' spelling creates /ŋ/, as in the word 'song'

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

6 MIN2016 NOV. 12
Comments
220: The 'n-g' spelling creates /ŋ/, as in the word 'song'

219: /g+n/ as in "signal" and "ignore"

"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

9 MIN2016 OCT. 26
Comments
219: /g+n/ as in "signal" and "ignore"

218: Learn to hear vowels to learn to pronounce them

Test your ability to identify vowel sounds with this special listening quiz episode. Transcripts available on pronuncian.com.

14 MIN2016 OCT. 14
Comments
218: Learn to hear vowels to learn to pronounce them

217: Compare long e, short i, and short e /i, ɪ, ɛ/

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.

11 MIN2016 SEP. 29
Comments
217: Compare long e, short i, and short e /i, ɪ, ɛ/

216: The Cardinal Vowels--long e /i/, oo sound /u/, short o /ɑ/, and short a /æ/

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.

12 MIN2016 SEP. 18
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216: The Cardinal Vowels--long e /i/, oo sound /u/, short o /ɑ/, and short a /æ/

215: Adding "bonus" information by using a low pitch

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.

8 MIN2016 SEP. 1
Comments
215: Adding "bonus" information by using a low pitch

214: Yes/No Pitch Patterns

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.

10 MIN2016 AGO. 21
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214: Yes/No Pitch Patterns

213: Intonation of Wh- Questions

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

6 MIN2016 AGO. 7
Comments
213: Intonation of Wh- Questions

212: /r+ɚ/ “explore” into “explorer”

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.

7 MIN2016 JUL. 25
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212: /r+ɚ/ “explore” into “explorer”
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