Learn about the most common vowel sound in English: the Schwa /ə/. English pronunciation is easy, right? Well, maybe it isn't always a piece of cake, but Tim's back in the pronunciation workshop and ready to give a helping hand. This time he's looking at an aspect of spoken English called ‘schwa’. The symbol for the schwa sound looks like this /ə/.
This is the most important sound in the English language and also plays a very important role in the English rhythm of the language and also in the difference between strong and weak forms.
You can read more about the vowel Schwa here.
See some English speakers having a hard time to pronounce the sounds of another language (Spanish), especially the difficult rolling R.
The "TH" sound in English is difficult to pronounce for some people. In this video AJ teaches two ways to pronounce TH and teaches you exactly how to do it.
American English Pronunciation: Understand the rules on how to pronounce T in American English.
This video is about American English pronunciation but most of it is also true for British English. The most important difference is this: When a T between vowels changes to a quick D, Americans always make the change, British English speakers can pronounce it like a normal T or change it to a D in colloquial speech. Also, dropping the T after an N only happens in some parts of America.
You can also read about it at Pronunciations of T.
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