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    spanish slang

    when i try to pronounce that it sounds like "spanish shlang"

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    Re: spanish slang

    OK, Nicole, from your posts, it seems that it is onle certain S sounds- sl & sk. Is that right?

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    Re: spanish slang

    yea, pretty much. otherwise i speak "well". what can i do to correct those particular sounds??

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    Re: spanish slang

    It sounds to me as if your tongue is in the wrong position- too far back. Can you make the sound correctly when you try on your own without any pressure?

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    Re: spanish slang

    what do you mean by pressure?

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    Re: spanish slang

    I mean the pressures of external forces- having an audience, etc. Often people find that when they are in situations where they are less relaxed, such traits get exagerated.

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    Re: spanish slang

    oh yea. when i think about it (pronouncing) is when i mess up most it seems. it's weird, my speech changes depending on who i'm talking to...and also with my energy level (i mess up more when i'm tired)

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    Re: spanish slang

    That's often the case- I have a friend whose stammer gets worse in formal situations or when he's worried.

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