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    Default How to pronunciate the word "something" of the letters "th"?

    [I]How to pronunciate the word "something" of the letters "th"? and more examples"thread","thanks" and so on? I have difficulity in pronunciating these words "th". could you help me ? thank you !

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    Default Re: How to pronunciate the word "something" of the letters "th"?

    It is difficult to explain how to pronounce a certain sound, the best way to do this is by imitation. However, I can tell you that in most English accents, the 'th' in 'something' is a friction sound that is made with your tongue close to the cutting edge of your upper teeth. You have to blow air in this position so that you make a slight friction sound. It is completely voiceless, which means that if you place your finger against your throat while you pronounce this sound, you should feel no vibration.
    I hope it helps.

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    Default Re: How to pronunciate the word "something" of the letters "th"?

    Quote Originally Posted by jecqueline88
    [I]How to pronunciate the word "something" of the letters "th"? and more examples"thread","thanks" and so on? I have difficulity in pronunciating these words "th". could you help me ? thank you !

    Have a look: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voicele...ntal_fricative

    it's a little bit difficult. Hold the tip of your tongue with your front teeth, and then exhale. That's close.

    Compare that to /s/. With /s/, the tongue is a little bit further back.

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    Talking Re: How to pronunciate the word "something" of the letters "th"?

    Your tongue must touch the back of your upper teeth, and then you should pronounce it by sending your breath out. it is something between S sound and T sound

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