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quinta-feira, 22 de julho de 2010

Pronunciation Tips

Pronunciation in English

Congratulations to all who voted for the right pronunciation of the word QUAY /ki/, which, by the way, means CAIS in Portuguese.

As my phonology mentor used to say "the problem of English is that we say LONDON, but we write CONSTANTINOPLA," meaning phonology and morphology in English don't walk together as they do in Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, and German, for instance.

For difficult sounds, as the TH, for us, Brazilians, I suggest this video:

And for further practice, thy this one:

When in doubt,try this online Talking Dictionary of English Pronunciation

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