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PRONUNCIATION of the DAY

I'll be posting the PRONUNCIATION (in the form of PHONETIC SPELLING) of a WORD everyday. My objective of doing this activity is to bring awarness among our Club members the importance of learning SPEECH SOUNDS and their SYMBOLS if they really want to solve their pronunciation problems.  

Now, this is what I want you to do! Look at the PRONUNCIATION for the day and type out the related WRITTEN WORD. I would appreciate it if you could also add your VOICE RECORDING of the pronunciation. It will help those who don't know how to read the PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTIONS. Make use of this opportuntiy to improve your pronunciation or help others with their pronunciation. Here's your very first PRONUNCIATION. 

PRONUNCIATION of the DAY - 1

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You can use the "voice recorder" below to record your pronunciation and play back the recording to listen to your pronunciation. This voice recorder does not save your recordings, thus you can record your voice as many times as you want until you perfect the pronunciation of a word.   


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If you want to RECORD the PRONUNCIATION given daily and SHARE it here with us, you can use the online tool called "CHIRTBIT". Check the home page of this group to learn how to use the tool.

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    • Hey Angy, 

      Thank you so much for your explanation. :) Yes, I like this group and discussion. :D 

      See you around. 

    • SpamBuster

      Yes, the SYMBOL /ɜː/ could look weird to those who are not aware that the PRONUNCIATION of English WORDS are made up of  44 SOUNDS and each SOUND is given a SYMBOL. They'll never get a permanent SOLUTION for all their pronunciation PROBLEMS until they learn the SPEECH SOUNDS and able to read the PRONUNCIATION SPELLINGS. It's sad that they can't spend a mere 12 days of their life to master the skill. Lol...! If the others give the answer, it would be only ANGY. (My mind-voice: "Where are you Angy?"

      By the way, why don't you attend my FREE "Pronunciation Guidance Session" to know more about the SPEECH SOUNDS and PRONUNCIATION SPELLINGS? This is my Skype Name - live:gabrielsowrian

    • OMGGGGG

      oppps it was kernel. I have been pronouncing it wrong till now. I didn't know R was silent. 

      I will learn phonetics for sure. :)

      I did text u on the same id, Gabriel It has letter G as your profile pic. 

      where can I find your free "Pronunciation Guidance Session"? 

      Thanks, Gabriel :)

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    • SpamBuster

      @ SNY - There are TWO WORDS that have this PRONUNCIATION.
      ............ - colonel /ˈkɜː.nl/ (an officer of high rank in the army or air force)  
      ............ - kernel   /ˈkɜː.nl/ (a part of the nut inside the shell that can be eaten, e.g. "coconut kernel")   

      If two or more words have the same pronunciation, they are called HOMOPHONES.  
      Here are a few more homophones:
      ............ - quay and key /kiː/ 
      ............ - suite and sweet /swiːt/
      ............ - aural and oral /ˈɔːrəl/ 
      ............ - flour and flower /flaʊə/

      You see, how USEFUL it would be to non-native speakers of English if only they are able to read the PHONETIC SPELLINGS.  
      Note: I'm not using the Skype account of mine with the above "G" logo that for a long time. I couldn't access to it anymore as I've forgotten the password. What I'm using now is another account but with a different "G" logo. That has a 'baby angel'. (see below) I'm sorry for the inconvenience caused. Search for this one instead. This is the Skype name live:gabrielsowrian 

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    • Hi Gabriel, 

      Lemme check n text you on gabrielsowrian. 

    • Hey gab, 

      Yes, my answer was Colonel but as I took help from Google I thought it wasn't wise to post answer. :(

      Thanks a lot. Soon I will start learning phonetics. :) 

      Did u see the pic in prevoous comment? Is that your active account on Skype? 

      Mine is with same name and a blue haired girl pic. :D 

      See u around. :)

    • SpamBuster

      The picture in your previous comment is my old account which is inactive / inaccessible. I have already explained about it earlier. I even gave you My Skype Name to the other account which I'm using. Please scroll up to the above comment of mine. Perhaps, you can leave your Skype here for me. I'll send you a request to your Skype instead. Thank you!

    • You see, Gabriel )) ...I wasn't sure either...But still, I was right ))) lol.

      Both words have a shwa sound...I would really add it in the transcription: /ˈkɝː.nəl/

    • SpamBuster

      Angy, for your info, my PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTIONS are based on RECEIVED PRONUNCIATION (Southern British English) which is a NON-RHOTIC ACCENT. This is why we don't see the sound of the letter "r" in the above phonetic transcription. 

    • Yeah, I see, Gabriel. I just meant shwa sound which stands for unstressed vowels, like colonel/kernel - /ə/. It was just an addition. And, thanks for the information about non-rhotic accent (have no idea, actually, which it is..lol). I have been always thinking the symbols were all the same for all the dictionaries until I saw the American version, as an example, these two words will be shown like that: /ˈkərnl/:

      Or..as an example, the word "nucleus" is /ˈn(y)o͞oklēəs/....God...I was really confused. If I read it according to this transcription,  I would never guess which word it is.

      Just to show you a couple of your words:

      /əˈnī-əˌlāt/
      /əˈfiSHēˌāt/

      I got lost with these symbols...and what I read...has nothing to do with the real word.

       

       

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