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    Re: Is my pronunciation of 'lightning' right?

    Quote Originally Posted by mohammedabo View Post
    Is my pronunciation of 'lightning' right?
    No, it's terrible. The word "lightning" has only two syllables, not three.
    Try to say it as "light" (one syllable) + "ning" (one syllable, rhymes with "ring").

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    Re: Is my pronunciation of 'lightning' right?

    Quote Originally Posted by mohammedabo View Post
    Yes, you are right. I dropped the t sound totally.
    I stopped my air on sayig light..n


    https://vocaroo.com/1nOFTLYjjgsO

    Please listen to this and try again:
    https://www.macmillandictionary.com/..._1#lightning_3
    (Click on the icon next to US, and you can hear the pronunciation.)

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    Re: Is my pronunciation of 'lightning' right?

    Did you listen to all the pronunciations on Forvo? You said you wanted to use it only for words you can't pronounce well. "Lightning" appears to be one of those words.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Is my pronunciation of 'lightning' right?

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    No, it's terrible. The word "lightning" has only two syllables, not three.
    Try to say it as "light" (one syllable) + "ning" (one syllable, rhymes with "ring").
    I am sorry that you felt so.It is because there are two n sounds.

    https://vocaroo.com/17lRUvf9K31y

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    Re: Is my pronunciation of 'lightning' right?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Did you listen to all the pronunciations on Forvo? You said you wanted to use it only for words you can't pronounce well. "Lightning" appears to be one of those words.
    I use you tube live people.

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    Re: Is my pronunciation of 'lightning' right?

    Quote Originally Posted by mohammedabo View Post
    I am sorry that you felt so.It is because there are two n sounds.
    No. The problem is that you introduce a schwa sound in the middle. This has nothing to do with "lightning" having two "n" sounds. As I said, break it up into two sound units: "light" and "ning", and after practising saying those separately, try saying them one after the other.

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    Re: Is my pronunciation of 'lightning' right?

    Quote Originally Posted by mohammedabo View Post
    I use you tube live people.
    I have no idea what that means. I'm pretty sure some capital letters might help.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Is my pronunciation of 'lightning' right?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I have no idea what that means. I'm pretty sure some capital letters might help.
    It means the famous video site youtube.

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    Re: Is my pronunciation of 'lightning' right?

    Quote Originally Posted by mohammedabo View Post
    It means the famous video site youtube.
    You mean YouTube. You should copy the capitalisation from their own logo.

    What does "live people" mean?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Is my pronunciation of 'lightning' right?

    I meant I listen to people speaking not electronic machines as in some offline dictionaries.

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