I'll be posting the PRONUNCIATION (in the form of PHONETIC SPELLING) of a WORD everyday. My objective of doing this activity is to raise 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. 



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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NOTE: For your easy access and practice, I have compiled all the PRONUNCIATIONS posted below at the PHOTO page of the Group. Check it out!

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    • 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/

    • 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 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/: 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:


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



    • Yes, you are right! The "symbols" used in the above sample words by the dictionary to show us the pronunciations are the normal letters of the English Alphabet, except the schwa. Thus, they look almost like the spelling of the word and even confuse us more. For example, the letter "e" can make 10 different SOUNDS. It's impossible to denote all the 10 SOUNDS just by using the letter "e" itself as their sound SYMBOLS. This is why the IPA SYMBOLS are indeed PRECISE in transcribing the PRONUNCIATIONS. The IPA uses different symbols for the different sounds that the letter "e" makes. It's crucial for speakers of English to learn the SPEECH SOUNDS, PHONETIC SYMBOLS and PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTIONS if they want to SOLVE their pronunciation PROBLEM. There is no best solution and effective way other than this if you ask me!      

    • Lol, Gabriel ))) You are overestimating my skills. Though thank you. Nothing comes to mind but 


      It might be this:

      Resultado de imagen para kernel


      Or that:


    • Angy, you have nothing but praise, thus my words are no exaggeration. You don't know that you might be inspiring other fellow members of the Club to take part in this DAILY CHALLENGE. It's a matter of time to see them here!

      Ok, you're right. Both the words "kernel" and "colonel" share the same pronunciation. Excellent job, Angy! Please check my reply to SNR about HOMOPHONES

    • I have checked ))) good job, Gabriel. I like it )) it's also a way to misunderstand words....and one has to know this brunch...

  • PRONUNCIATION of the DAY - 25


    Is this how you've been pronouncing the word related to this pronunciation? What is the word? 

    • :D it's karaoke. 

    • Well done, SNR!

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