PRONUNCIATION – THE DIPHTHONGS

Audio blog post by Dr. Isaacs. Click to listen and read along! (Part 1) We're at the end! We've covered long and short vowels, vowels that aren't quite either long or short, and that dreaded schwa and its partners in crime. So what do we have left? Two sounds, both with one thing in common. Let's get to it. Diphthongs Let's learn a bit about these last two sounds, and extend this lesson some. These last two sounds are diphthongs. In other words, these are the equivalent of two simple…

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PRONUNCIATION – THE LONG AND SHORT VOWELS

Audio blog post by Dr. Isaacs. Click to listen and read along! To be an expert speller, you must learn the language of spelling. And this includes a number of different things. But learning pronunciation is key. The number of spellers who have misspelled a word in competition because they learned the wrong pronunciation is legion. Don't become one of them! Let's learn correct pronunciation - and how to read diacritics - starting with long and short vowels. Since Merriam Webster Unabridged Online is the official source for words, we…

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