Questions about pronunciation (my question day? :-)

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japanjapan

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Dear teachers,
Please look at the following words:

baths, sixth , months, mouths

How to pronunce such words? I find it very difficult.

My puzzle is that , say "baths", if I read them, I have to pronunce "th" and "s" separately and clearly. But this really sounds weird, and in movies and radio and television programs I never heard native speakers pronunce them separately and clearly. Oh my god, plz help me.

Thanks
 

twostep

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Over emphasized your pronounciation in front of a mirror. Make fun of yourself! Does Japanese have similar sounds? If so play games. Use familar words in rapid session then slip one with ths in.
 

gonghai

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japanjapan said:
Dear teachers,
Please look at the following words:

baths, sixth , months, mouths

How to pronunce such words? I find it very difficult.

My puzzle is that , say "baths", if I read them, I have to pronunce "th" and "s" separately and clearly. But this really sounds weird, and in movies and radio and television programs I never heard native speakers pronunce them separately and clearly. Oh my god, plz help me.

Thanks

well in canada, we don;t pronounce the s sound in bath
in sixth, we don't pronounce the th clearly we usually say it really fast, and the th sound is very soft sounding
in months we do infact pronounce the th and s sound
in mouths, i never heard people use mouths in a sentence before --> so not too sure
 

Tdol

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japanjapan said:
Dear teachers,
Please look at the following words:

baths, sixth , months, mouths

How to pronunce such words? I find it very difficult.

My puzzle is that , say "baths", if I read them, I have to pronunce "th" and "s" separately and clearly. But this really sounds weird, and in movies and radio and television programs I never heard native speakers pronunce them separately and clearly. Oh my god, plz help me.

Thanks

I have a Japanese friend and she has the same problem- she says 'monthis'. Even after a year in England, she still finds it hard. I have a pronunciation program that I could send you, but it's very large- do you have an email account that can take large files? ;-)
 

japanjapan

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hi, tdol, you are so kind, thank you very much.
My email adress:


each of them has 100M capacity, and the attachment can be as large as 10M.

is it ok?

I am looking forward to your precious gift.

thanks

[I've deleted you emails as we have a policy of discouraging postings wih them, but I have copied it first, so I can send. In future, it's better to use the private message service to exchange such things as sites are farmed by spam engines. ;-)]
 

Tdol

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japanjapan said:
hi, tdol, you are so kind, thank you very much.
My email adress:


each of them has 100M capacity, and the attachment can be as large as 10M.

is it ok?

I am looking forward to your precious gift.

thanks

OK- I'll send it to you next week as it's on my machine at work. ;-)
 
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