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    Default The "th" sound


    farther /frr/
    further /frr/

    farther/ˈfɑrər/
    further/ˈfɜrər/

    We have in dictionaries voiced th while here it is being pronounced as voiceless th? It is at ( 08:09).

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    Default Re: The "th" sound

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    We have in dictionaries voiced th while here it is being pronounced as voiceless th? It is at ( 08:09).
    This 'teacher' is giving a bad model for the pronunciation of farther/further. She also unhelpfully suggests that you have to stick your tongue right out to pronounce the sounds that she is talking about. You don't; you would look rather strange if you did.

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