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    Do I have problem to pronounce the following words?

    What can I do to pronounce these words correctly? Are these words contain same phonetics alphabet that could be my problem? Which one?

    cable
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    tomorrow
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    mall
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    abacus
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    avocados
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    bagel
    baseball glove
    balloon
    bananas

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    Re: Do I have problem to pronounce the following words?

    Quote Originally Posted by hmp_khauff View Post
    What can I do to pronounce these words correctly?
    You know what they say: practice makes perfect

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    Re: Do I have problem to pronounce the following words?

    Quote Originally Posted by hmp_khauff View Post
    What can I do to pronounce these words correctly? Are these words contain same phonetics alphabet that could be my problem? Which one?
    Hmp_khauff, your question is impossible to answer. How can anyone here know what causes you trouble in these words?

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    Re: Do I have problem to pronounce the following words?

    Some of those words have phonetic 'traps'. So do thousands of others. I'll take just 3 as examples:

    loose [/lu;s/] but 'choose' [/ʧu:z] - further complicated by 'lose' [/lu:z/] verses 'close' [/klǝʊ/ + /s/ or /z/, depending on meaning.

    banana - easy for a Spanish speaker to recognize (as it's a Latin American borrowing); but for the same reason easy for a Spanish speaker to over-pronounce - the Engliah has two schwas.

    love (with the pron. /ʌ/) unlike 'clove' (with the pron. /ǝʊ/) or 'move' (with the pron. /u:/). And 'move' doesn't have the 'clove' pronunciation /ǝʊ/ - that would be 'mauve'.

    Almost any word can have a web of similar false friends and concealed traps - there's no point in just focussing on a few. Read, listen, talk, reflect, communicate as much as you can - your English will improve.

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    Re: Do I have problem to pronounce the following words?

    Some of those words have phonetic 'traps'. So do thousands of others. I'll take just 3 as examples:

    loose [/lu;s/] but 'choose' [/ʧu:z] - further complicated by 'lose' [/lu:z/] [I]versus 'chose' [/ʧǝʊz] (never mind 'close' [/klǝʊ/ + /s/ or /z/, depending on meaning].

    banana - easy for a Spanish speaker to recognize (as it's a Latin American borrowing); but for the same reason easy for a Spanish speaker to over-pronounce - the Engliah has two schwas.

    love (with the pron. /ʌ/) unlike 'clove' (with the pron. /ǝʊ/) or 'move' (with the pron. /u:/). And 'move' doesn't have the 'clove' pronunciation /ǝʊ/ - that would be 'mauve'...

    Almost any word can have a web of similar false friends and concealed traps - there's no point in just focussing on a few. Read, listen, talk, reflect, communicate as much as you can - your English will improve.

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    Last edited by BobK; 16-Jul-2012 at 12:51. Reason: Correection

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    Re: Do I have problem to pronounce the following words?

    The best thing you can do if you are not going to a school is finding the phonetic representation of every word on a dictionary and learning about it.

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