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    Pronuncation of words.

    Are you aware of any website or any CD or DVD to improve pronunciation, to understand sound of Vowels , things related to phonetic, IPA. I have that L.T.S.E Cd but it is not sufficient, I am teacher here in India. I just want to teach basic for pronunciation.

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    Re: Pronuncation of words.

    Yes checked it but it is kinda rocket science for me. Plz I would be so thankful to you. If you can tell me how to learn this IPA table . Below is the link
    ww.stuff.co.uk/calcul_nd.htm

    I desperately want to learn this thing.. Thanks very much .. May God bless u..

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    Re: Pronuncation of words.

    Quote Originally Posted by dj_dipuu View Post
    www.stuff.co.uk/calcul_nd.htm
    That link gives you the symbols and the sounds, and links to practice exercises. What else are you looking for?

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    Re: Pronuncation of words.

    Links are very useful but I think it would be quite hard to understand them by own. Rather I found this website very useful.. w ww.uiowa.edu/~acadtech/phonetics/english/frameset.html

    If you please do me a favor and open the website, you will see words like STOP, FRICATIVE.. etc. What does this mean ? You helped me a lot . Now I just want to know what do they imply ? Thanks for making my day... :) Love u

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    Re: Pronuncation of words.

    Quote Originally Posted by dj_dipuu View Post
    If you please do me a favor and open the website, you will see words like STOP, FRICATIVE.. etc. What does this mean ?
    If you click on those words in that site, you will see an explanation, and also be able to hear some examples.

    If you want to learn IPA symbols, you are going to have to do some things for yourself; nobody is going to spoon-feed them into you.

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    Re: Pronuncation of words.

    As an English teacher, as your profile states, I am sure you are aware of the importance of using correct written English at all times. On that basis, please see the amendments I have made below to your three posts:

    1. Are you aware of any websites or any CDs or DVDs to improve pronunciation, to understand the sound of vowels, and things related to phonetics, IPA? I have that L.T.S.E CD but it is not sufficient. I am a teacher here in India. I just want to teach basic for pronunciation.

    2. Yes, I have checked itthat but it is kinda rocket science rather complicated for me. Plz Please, I would be so thankful to you if you can could tell me how to learn this IPA table. Below is the link
    ww.stuff.co.uk/calcul_nd.htm

    I desperately want to learn this thing. Thanks very much. May God bless u..

    3. Links are very useful but I think it would be quite hard to understand them by on my own. Rather I found this website very useful: w ww.uiowa.edu/~acadtech/phonetics/english/frameset.html

    If Would you please do me a favor and open the website? You will see words like STOP, FRICATIVE etc. What does this do these mean? You helped me a lot. Now I just want to know what do they imply. Thanks for making my day... :) Love u

    Please remember that we do not put a space before a comma, a full stop or a question mark, only after.
    Certain phrases are discouraged, such as "May God bless you", due to the multi-cultural nature of the website. Also "love u" is most definitely not appropriate at the end of your third post.
    One full stop is sufficient unless you are correctly using an ellipsis (which was not necessary in any of your posts).

    It may be that you are only teaching spoken English but even so there were grammatical errors in your posts which, if replicated in your classes, will mean that your students will pick up bad habits.

    Thanks for your attention.

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    Re: Pronuncation of words.

    Quote Originally Posted by dj_dipuu View Post
    Links are very useful but I think it would be quite hard to understand them by own. Rather I found this website very useful.. w ww.uiowa.edu/~acadtech/phonetics/english/frameset.html

    If you please do me a favor and open the website, you will see words like STOP, FRICATIVE.. etc. What does this mean ? You helped me a lot . Now I just want to know what do they imply ? Thanks for making my day... :) Love u
    Here are some more links. It will require some effort to learn phonetics and the IPA but it is worth it. Read through the pages below and return to them when you need to.

    International Phonetic Alphabet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Vowel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Consonant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Wikipedia:IPA for English - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    On these pages you will find other links. If you want to have a basic knowledge of phonetics, you have to understand terms like

    open vowel
    front vowel
    rounded vowel
    cardinal vowel
    nasal sound
    velar consonant
    voiced consonant
    fricative consonant
    sonorant
    lateral vowel
    semi-vowel
    glide
    syllable
    primary stress
    gemination
    schwa
    accent
    rhotic accent

    These are just some of the terms you need to know to be able to read about phonetics. It may look frightening but it's just words. You learn new words all the time, why not these?

    When you are familiar with these terms, you will be able to use other Wikipedia pages like this for example:

    Bilabial nasal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The bilabial nasal consonant is the term for the sound you know very well. It's the first sound of the word "me". Its IPA symbol is /m/.

    I wish you lots of good luck and lots of perseverance.

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