Russian Accent Russian Accent Follow on the next slides to work on this!
At :50 in the movie the L sound is talked about Say the word pull. Feel where that “l” ends. In the top of the hard palette. That is where all “l” sounds end. Always. So say pull 3 times! Now say lemon. But place the tounge where you would in the word pull. Now say little, same thing with the tounge. Work on the saying these words with that L sound.
Pull (Between each word say pull to remind yourself where the tongue needs to be.) Little Lemon Lovely Apple Like World Halloween
At 1:13 in the movie the “V” and “W” sound are talked about. V’s and W’s sound the same. It is a blend of the word. Say normally, “what is wrong with Russian water.” Now say “vwat is vrong vith Russian vwater.” say 3 times. Remember it’s a blend of the two.
At 1:39 in the movie the “Z” and “S” replaces “th” sound are talked about. Say this. Say zis. Say the. Say za. Say that. Say zat. Say this is the last one I’ve done. Say ziz zis za last (remember the tongue with the l) one I’ve done.
At 1:56 the movie talks about slowing down your voice to over pronounce the words. Try stretching out the syllables. Make it slower. Mono-tone if even. Say brother. Say bro-ther. (remember the z sound for the th) Say bro-ther again. Slower.
This morning a bird woke me up. It was a lark, or a peacock; something like that. So I said hello. And it vanished, flew away, the very moment I said hello! It was quite mysterious. So do you know what I did? I went to my mirror and brushed my hair two hundred times, without stopping. And as i was brushing it, my hair turned mauve. No, honestly! Mauve! Then red. then some sort of a deep blue when the sun hit it.... I'm twelve years old, and every day something happens to me. i don't know what to make of it. When i get up in the morning and get dressed, I can tell...something's different. I like to touch my eyelids, because they're never quite the same. oh, oh, oh! I hug myself till my arms turn blue, then I close my eyes and cry and cry till the tears come down and I can taste them. I love to taste my tears. I am special. I am special! Please god, please, don't let me be normal!