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Learn how to pronounce the 26 letters in the English alphabet.
Many English consonants have more than one sound, or
they can be silent.
Consonants - Voiced and Unvoiced
Many consonant sounds come in pairs. For example, P and B are produced in
the same place in the mouth with the tongue in the same position. The only
difference is that P is an unvoiced sound
while B is a voiced sound.
ED - pronunciation
of simple past
There are three ways to pronounce the final -ed
of regular verbs in the simple past tense.
This pronunciation is determined by the final sound of the verb in the
infinitive: Is it a voiced consonant, an unvoiced consonant, or a vowel sound?
International Phonetic Alphabet
Phonetics is a branch of linguistics that examines sounds
in a language. Phonetics describes these sounds
using the symbols of the International Phonetic Alphabet
Syllabification and Word Stress
A syllable is a unit of sound. It can be a vowel, a diphthong, or one or
more vowels combined with one or more consonants.
The English vowels are A, E, I, O, U, and sometimes Y. Each of these can be
pronounced at least three ways.
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