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    Dear All,

    I have a problem with pronouncing some words like digital, digits, specialization, specialized, generalization, centralized, relationships, etc..

    How can I overcome this problem? Is it difficult to pronounce these words?
    Are there any methods to practice pronunciation? (Specially for these words)

    Please help me

    slguy

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    Quote Originally Posted by slguy View Post
    Dear All,

    I have a problem with pronouncing some words like digital, digits, specialization, specialized, generalization, centralized, relationships, etc..

    How can I overcome this problem? Is it difficult to pronounce these words?
    Are there any methods to practice pronunciation? (Specially for these words)

    Please help me

    slguy
    These words are not known to be difficult in English.
    Do you know how they should be pronounced? Do you have sound files?
    Do you now where the stress comes in the words? Do you know IPA?
    Are there phonemes that don't occur in your language?
    The solution really depends on what resources you have.
    What happens when you say "digits"?

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    Dear Raymott,
    Thank you very much for the reply. I don't have sound files, I don't know where the stress comes in the words, I don't know about IPA. I know how they should be pronounced. But my sounds not clear, as a example when I pronounce "digits" it sounds as "gigits", and "specialized" as "spesalised". That is the problem. Can you help me? If you directed me to any site, I can download any kind of resources and practice.

    Thanks again

    slguy

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    Quote Originally Posted by slguy View Post
    Dear Raymott,
    Thank you very much for the reply. I don't have sound files, I don't know where the stress comes in the words, I don't know about IPA. I know how they should be pronounced. But my sounds not clear, as a example when I pronounce "digits" it sounds as "gigits", and "specialized" as "spesalised". That is the problem. Can you help me? If you directed me to any site, I can download any kind of resources and practice.

    Thanks again

    slguy
    The following are some sites to try.

    Here are some descriptions of how to say each sound:
    Sounds of English
    An introduction to the sounds of languages
    This shows where the stress comes in a word with sound
    digitize - Pronunciation from www.howjsay.com
    Try this page. Some of the links have movies showing how to say sounds.
    Speaking and Pronunciation - ESL Web Directory - UsingEnglish.com
    In the following one, you can speak into your microphone and get feedback on your pronunciation
    English Pronunciation

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    Many thanks Raymott

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    Go to Dictionary.com
    Break the words into sllyables
    They also have an audio track for each word.

    dig-it-al
    dig-its
    spe-cial-i-za-tion
    spe-cial-i-zed
    gen-er-al-i-za-tion
    cen-tral-ized
    re-la-tion-ships

    Say each syllable slow at first then start speeding them up.
    See the MP3 attachment, Hope this helps a little
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