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    #1

    Pronunciation of əʊ

    Which my pronunciation is better?

    https://soundcloud.com/cer-5/most

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    Re: Pronunciation of əʊ

    You need to make your recording public in the Soundcloud settings. It's trying to make me log in to hear your recording. I'm not going to set up an account.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: Pronunciation of əʊ

    Already public. I can listen without login. But you can use this: most.mp3
    Last edited by tFSB; 03-Aug-2015 at 01:33.

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    #4

    Re: Pronunciation of əʊ

    I don't think you are rounding your mouth enough- they sound a little thin to me.

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    #5

    Re: Pronunciation of əʊ

    Well, the new recording: most2.mp3 / https://soundcloud.com/cer-5/most2

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    #6

    Re: Pronunciation of əʊ

    It doesn't sound like a diphthong to me. Maybe you need to practice the sound with something a little longer that ends in a nasal, like 'phone', 'loan', 'home', which all have the same 'o' sound. With the 's' of 'most', you tend to get to it too quickly.
    Also, the 'm' of 'most' doesn't sound right. What's the first word you're saying? Is it the same?

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    #7

    Re: Pronunciation of əʊ

    It's the same. I hope I've corrected: most3.mp3 / https://soundcloud.com/cer-5/most3

    Which one of the two pronunciations on that recording is better?

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    Re: Pronunciation of əʊ

    Click HERE to listen to 5 native speakers saying "most". Click on the little blue arrow to the right of each name. There are 3 AmE speakers, an Irish accent and a BrE.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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