martes, 11 de noviembre de 2014

An Introduction to English Vowels Pronunciation

Greetings, ADM Assistant students,

Vowels in English

The Vowels in English:
Pronunciation is important: Beer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UE_yeNS6m_U
Pronunciation is important: Ship https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JISqEnHRgE

International Phonetic Alphabet.(IPA)
And here is a little explanation about the differences among the vowels and the different alphabets: http://www.elearnenglishlanguage.com/blog/learn-english/pronunciation/vowels-phonetics/

During this month, we are going to concentrate on these sounds:
/a/   /e/   /i/   /æ/   /ǝ/   /ɛ/   /ɚ/   /ʌ/   /ɝ/ = / ɜː/
During the second month, we are going to concentrate on these sounds:
/ɪ/   /ʊ/   /u/   /ɔ/   /o/   /aɪ/   /aʊ/   /ɔɪ/

Go to this site and listen carefully the following links:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/grammar/pron/

Now, let’s start by the “Sounds of English” http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/grammar/pron/sounds/
/ɛ/
/ɚ/
/o/

Minimal pairs: nounLinguistics
A pair of words, as pin and bin, or bet and bed, differing only by one sound in the same position in each word, especially when such a pair is taken as evidence for the existence of a phonemic contrast between the two sounds.

 Minimal Pairs: Ship or sheep: http://www.shiporsheep.com/
Sheep – Ship:  /i: / /i/  http://www.shiporsheep.com/page1.html
/I/ Pronunciation English Meeting ESL   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOrnifRtWxI
Bet – Bat: /e/   /æ/  http://www.shiporsheep.com/page3.html
Bet – Bait: /e/  /ei/  http://www.shiporsheep.com/page4.html
Bat – Bad: /æ/ /æː/     http://www.shiporsheep.com/page5.html
Cat – Cut: /æ/  /ʌ/  http://www.shiporsheep.com/page6.html
Cat – Cart: /æ/  /ɑː/  http://www.shiporsheep.com/page7.html
 Cart - Cut: /ɑː/  /ʌ/  http://www.shiporsheep.com/page8.html
Cut – Curt: /ʌ/  / əː/  http://www.shiporsheep.com/page9.html
Look – Loop: /u/ /uː/  http://www.shiporsheep.com/page10.html
Cart – Caught: /ɑː/  /oːhttp://www.shiporsheep.com/page11.html
Caught - Cot: /oː/  /o/ http://www.shiporsheep.com/page12.html
Caught - Coat: /oː/  /əʊ/ http://www.shiporsheep.com/page13.html
Caught – Curt: /oː/  / əː/ http://www.shiporsheep.com/page14.html
Curt – Cot:  /əː/ /o/  http://www.shiporsheep.com/page15.html
Coat – coot: /əʊ/ / uː/  http://www.shiporsheep.com/page16.html
Darling – dialing: /ɑː/  /aiᵊ/ http://www.shiporsheep.com/page17.html
Air – A : /eː/  /ei/   http://www.shiporsheep.com/page18.html
Tail – toil: /ei/  /oi/    http://www.shiporsheep.com/page19.html
Tail – Tell: /ei/  /e/ http://www.shiporsheep.com/page20.html
Tail – Tile: /ei/  /ai/  http://www.shiporsheep.com/page21.html
Tile – toil: /ai/  /oi/  http://www.shiporsheep.com/page22.html
Hour – are: /auhttp://www.shiporsheep.com/IPA/schwar3.gif/  / ɑː/   http://www.shiporsheep.com/page23.html

Poor pronunciation HURTS:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LocxRXGvCAs
Finally, relax and enjoy a bit of “I Love Lucy” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g10jFL423ho

 IPA for writing: http://ipa.typeit.org/

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