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    The pronunciations between "th" and "s"

    I don't know how to pronounce the words with "th" or "s" reasonably.

    I mean there's no difference when I say SINK & THINK, SING & THING, etc. Any suggestions?

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    Re: The pronunciations between "th" and "s"

    Welcome to the forum, Danielbegood.

    /s/ is pronounced with the tongue very close to the hard ridge behind the top front teeth. For / / and /θ/ (the 'th' sounds), move your tongue forward until it's touching the front teeth. Indeed, a tiny part of the tongue can press through between the top and bottom front teeth.

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    Re: The pronunciations between "th" and "s"

    So look in a mirror. With /s/ and /z/ you can't see the tip of the tongue.

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    Re: The pronunciations between "th" and "s"

    Thanks a lot!

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