Practice Your English Pronunciation
#13: Pronounce the OO Vowel video
Part 1: Legislative Assembly INTRODUCTION
* Listen to this once for instructions (1:30)
Part 2.a. Leg. Assembly -
Say Names & Ridings SLOWLY (21:43)
Part 2.b. Leg. Assembly -
Say Names & Ridings QUICKLY (14:25)
Section #7 Months of the Year
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December.
Section #8 Pronounce Days of the Week (1:40)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday,
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Section #9 : 11 Vowel Sounds
1.) O as in ROSE | 3:02
2.) OO as in COOL | 3:36
3.) YOO as in UNIVERSE | 3:36
4.) AY as in DAY | 3:51
5.) OW as in COUNT | 3:35
6.) UH as in DRUM | 3:54
7.) AHHH as in WANT | 3:35
8.) AAAH as in CAT | 4:19
9.) EH as in RED | 3:49
10.) IH as in SIT | 4:50
11.) OY as in TOY | 3:15
Practice Speaking English: Canada's Provinces & Territories
- VIDEO -
Provinces & Territories
(pronounce with audio only only)
SECTION #10-b :
Provincial CAPITALS of Canada.
This sentence contains
9 pure vowel sounds
(doesn't include diphthongs)
GLOSSARY OF LINGUISTIC TERMS (in progress)
AFFRICATE: A consonant that begins as a stop and releases as a fricative, generally with the same place of articulation. It is often difficult to decide if a stop and fricative form a single phoneme or a consonant pair. English has two affricate phonemes, and, often spelled ch and j, respectively.
GLIDES: See Semi-vowel
LIQUIDS: See semi-vowel
PHENOMES: See PHONETICS
PHONETICS: The study of the sounds of language. These sounds are called phonemes. There are hundreds of them used in different languages. English requires us to distinguish about 40. https://webspace.ship.edu/cgboer/phonetics.html
SCHWA: A very short neutral vowel sound, and like other vowels, its quality varies depending on the adjacent consonants. In English, schwa usually occurs in unstressed syllables. An example in English is the vowel sound of the "a" in the word about.
SEMI-VOWEL: A semivowel is a sound that acts as both a vowel and a consonant. The two main semivowels in English, W and Y, (as in wet and yet), are known as "glides", but there are others, such as R and L, known as "liquids". They are non -percussive.
SPIRANT: An older term for fricatives used by some American and European phoneticians and phonologists. "Strident" could mean just "sibilant", but some include also labiodental and uvular fricatives in the class.