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English Pronunciation
Sabine Hobbel

What are Diphthongs?

What are diphthongs? Diphthongs are the sounds formed by the combination of two vowels in a single syllable, in which the sound begins as one

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hi bye
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Sabine Hobbel

The “I” Diphthong: Hi, Bye, My

The “I” diphthong: /aɪ/  (Rice/Die/Bike) Diphthongs are sounds that contain two sounds within one syllable. If you were to clap for each syllable while you

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voiced voiceless
English Pronunciation
Sabine Hobbel

Voiced and Voiceless Consonants

What are Consonants?  English has 24 consonant sounds, and 21 consonants. When it comes to the pronunciation of these consonants, we divide them into 2

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stop continue
English Pronunciation
Sabine Hobbel

How to Pronounce Stops and Continuants

In another post, we talk about how consonants can be categorized as “voiced” or “voiceless.” There is another important categorization we need to introduce: consonants

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