Hi there! This is my first post in here, my name's Donato.
After studying English at school for some years, I realized the pronunciation I was taught is very approximate so I decieded to study it seriously. My aim is to get as close as possible to the standard British RP.
However, I need some feedback from native speakers. At the moment I am practicing with the "th" sound. Can anyone listen to the following list of words and point out the main errors in pronunciation?
The words are: thin, then, thank, that, think, this, thought, those, thief, these.
Thanks a lot,
It would be helpful to compare these two sentences:
She's leaving with him.
She's living with him.
It sounds like you're doing a good job of learning to speak with a British accent. It sounds RP-like to me, but I'm not British. I speak American English, but I easily recognize a British accent when I hear one. In fact, I've asked students on a few occasions if they learned English with British teachers before they came to the U.S. It turns out that I can tell when someone has learned from a British teacher before having come to the U.S.
Keep at it. You're doing well. Maybe a British English speaker will be able to comment here.
Last edited by PROESL; 18-Aug-2009 at 16:39.
Thank you a lot. I will work on the "short i" and "long ee" later on. I'm still trying to get the th right in every place of a word. I find it particularly difficult to pronounce it at the end of a word. Will you listen to the following list of words and point out when something sounds odd:
growth, tooth, both, wreath, faith, loathe, smooth, clothe, breathe, bathe, mouth.
Thank you again,
Well, I suppose this is because I try to pronounce 'both' this way /bəʊθ/In the word "both", I don't hear the "o" very well. It sounds like some other sort of vowel sound, but I can't identify it.