Knowing how the voice works will help advance your ideas and knowledge about placement. Think about this as you try to sound more American. Placement makes a big difference YouTube blocked? Click here to see the … [Read more...]
This set of videos goes over some of the basic concepts for studying pronunciation, like the difference between voiced and unvoiced consonants, the anatomy of the voice, and exercises to relax the face.
People often ask about the differences between British and American English. This video goes over the differences in vowel and diphthong sounds. YouTube blocked? Click here to see the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIZ78RwhSPc Video … [Read more...]
In some languages, every syllable is the same length. In English, it sounds very awkward to make each syllable the same length. It’s important to have contrast, some long and some short syllables. YouTube blocked? Click here to see the … [Read more...]
I’ve made a lot of videos that go over how to pronounce specific words, but I can’t make a video for every word. This video shows you resources that already exist on the internet to help you pronounce any word. YouTube blocked? Click here to see … [Read more...]
The mouth positions define the sounds. Can you guess the sound by looking at the shape of the mouth? YouTube blocked? Click here to see the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkVbqGjJxBM Video Text: In this video, we're going to focus on … [Read more...]
In many of my videos, we talk about the soft palate and other parts of the mouth. What do these words mean? The soft palate is the part of the roof of the mouth back towards the throat. See illustrations. YouTube blocked? Click here to see the … [Read more...]
What is the difference between voiced consonants and unvoiced consonants? For voiced consonants, the vocal cords are engaged, making sound. For unvoiced consonants, the vocal cords are not making sound, there is just air passing through … [Read more...]