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English Pronunciation
Anita Collins

The V vs. B and W Sounds

The V sound and how it’s often confused For many learners of English, the v, b and w sounds prove difficult to distinguish.  Let’s take

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English Pronunciation
Anita Collins

The TH Sounds

The Trouble with the TH Sounds The problem many English learners have when pronouncing the TH sounds is twofold.  We cannot pronounce the TH sounds

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English Pronunciation
Anita Collins

The Many Sounds of T

You’re probably very familiar with the voiceless /t/ sound as you would pronounce it at the beginning of words like time. The tip of the

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English Pronunciation
Anita Collins

The Rhotic R (American R)

Many languages have a “trilled” r sound, where the tip of the tongue touches just behind the front teeth (like the /d/) in quick, repeated

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English Pronunciation
Anita Collins

Assimilation (When Sounds Change)

While elision means dropping a sound, assimilation means changing a sound, due to the influence of neighbouring sounds.  Let’s take a look at some of

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English Pronunciation
Anita Collins

Elision (Removing Sounds)

Have you noticed that some letters, even entire syllables, aren’t pronounced in English? There’s a word for that: elision. Elision is when a sound disappears

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English Pronunciation
Anita Collins

How to pronounce words ending in ED

Let’s clear up all your confusion about pronouncing English words that end in -ED. We’ll discuss the past tense, past participles and adjectives that end in ED.

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