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    Is my pronunciation of 'schedule' right?

    Is my pronunciation of 'schedule' right?

    https://vocaroo.com/1cmrSzTIN5Gg


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    Re: Is my pronunciation of 'schedule' right?

    You reproduced the sample pretty well. Note that the speaker uses a British pronunciation. Americans pronounce it quite differently, as you can hear in the American samples at forvo.
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    Re: Is my pronunciation of 'schedule' right?

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    You reproduced the sample pretty well. Note that the speaker uses a British pronunciation. Americans pronounce it quite differently, as you can hear in the American samples at forvo.
    But I could not hear the L sound at all. Am I right?

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    Re: Is my pronunciation of 'schedule' right?

    Quote Originally Posted by mohammedabo View Post
    But I could not hear the L sound at all. Am I right?
    The first two British pronunciations barely realize the /l/. The third does. I'd use her sample as a guide.
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    Re: Is my pronunciation of 'schedule' right?

    In this video, I could not hear long u in the word.
    The time of the word is 15.15.
    By the way, is he a native speaker?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoHV4W5vxCo

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    Re: Is my pronunciation of 'schedule' right?

    Quote Originally Posted by mohammedabo View Post
    By the way, is he a native speaker?
    I don't think so.

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    Re: Is my pronunciation of 'schedule' right?

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    His name is Alexander Bebris and he's from Russia. Many of the words he says sound off; some are completely unrecognizable to me, but then again, I'm just a random Glizdka from the internet. I don't recommend learning pronunciation from him.

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    Re: Is my pronunciation of 'schedule' right?

    Quote Originally Posted by mohammedabo View Post
    In this video, I could not hear a long u in the word.
    The time of The word is at 15.15. ("15:15" in American English)
    By the way, is he a native speaker?
    While I admire his enthusiasm, he should apply it elsewhere. He has a thick Russian accent. His pronunciation of most of the words, including "schedule", is poor.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Is my pronunciation of 'schedule' right?

    Quote Originally Posted by mohammedabo View Post
    In this video, I could not hear long u in the word.
    The time of the word is 15.15.
    By the way, is he a native speaker?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoHV4W5vxCo
    For what it's worth, in American English, there's no long U. It's pronounced skejl.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: Is my pronunciation of 'schedule' right?

    Quote Originally Posted by Glizdka View Post
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    His name is Alexander Bebris and he's from Russia. Many of the words he says sound off; some are completely unrecognizable to me, but then again, I'm just a random Glizdka from the internet. I don't recommend learning pronunciation from him.
    I would recommend not learning from him. I got a laugh out of his pronunciation of consider, but simply couldn't face any more. He reminds me of that American woman who teaches actors how to speak Cockney.

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