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English Pronunciation Workshop Anita L. Maloney, MSCCC/SLP
1. GO FISH 2. MOUTH YOGA 3. DIFFICULT SOUNDS 5. STRESS Agenda
GO FISH RULES A. “Do you have the letter ______?” B. “NO, GO FISH” (Next person asks) OR “YES” - give A the card and A. gets another turn and asks a different person. WINNER: Person who gets the most matches.
AMERICAN ENGLISH Vowels auoie “Y”
AMERICAN ENGLISH CONSONANTS B C D F G H J K L M N P Q R S T V W X “Y” Z
SIMILARITIES We all want to communicate and be understood We all want to share We all communicate We all have ideas and our own way of presenting information We all speak (there are others that are unable to use their voice to speak but communicate in other ways) We are born with the ability to learn any language
CELEBRATE DIVERSITY TOGETHER WE ARE ONE
American English has sounds in it that your language may not have. This makes it difficult to hear and produce some of the sounds Your language has a different music to it than American English An American adult English speaker will have the same difficulty learning your primary language for the same reasons DIFFERENCES
Different set of consonants Voicing Overview of the Differences between English and Tamil Nasal Production “Borrowed” words from English Stress Differences
SOUND DIFFERENCES ASIAN LANGUAGES May not have a letter system - the word is the picture Meaning may be conveyed by tone American English may have more vowel sounds The sounds /l/, /r/ and /n/ may be difficult to perceive or hear The sounds TH sounds, /b/ and /v/ may not exist Vowel production is different and there are more vowel sounds in English than Spanish Similar consonant difficulties with TH, /f/, /v/ and /b/ Voicing differences of consonants SPANISH LANGUAGE
Thought Think Thousand Thirty Threat Thin Through Three Thief Thumb TH Words Initial Position (Voiceless)
The There Though Their Then Them They That The There Though Their Then Them They That Initial Position (Voiced)
Weather Father Mother Brother Leather Bother Other Another Bathing Suit Medial Position (Voiced)
With Myth Moth Bath Mouth Path Teeth Tooth Both Math Final Position (Voiceless)
Bathe Smooth Breathe Soothe Final Position (Voiced)
1. The thirty thieves thought that they thrilled the throne throughout Thursday 2. Something in a thirty acre thermal thicket of thorns and thistles thumped and thundered threatening the three-D thoughts of Matthew the thug- although, theatrically, it was only the thirteen-thousand thistles and thorns through the underneath of his thigh that the thirty year old thug thought of that morning. 1. The thirty thieves thought that they thrilled the throne throughout Thursday 2. Something in a thirty acre thermal thicket of thorns and thistles thumped and thundered threatening the three-D thoughts of Matthew the thug- although, theatrically, it was only the thirteen-thousand thistles and thorns through the underneath of his thigh that the thirty year old thug thought of that morning. TONGUE TWISTERS - TH
th - Tongue Twisters Continued 3. I thought a thought. But the thought I thought I thought wasn’t the thought I thought I thought. 4. Three thin thieves thought a thousand thoughts. Now if three thin thieves thought a thousand thoughts how many thoughts did each thin thief think? 5. Father, mother, sister, brother - hand in hand with one another. 3. I thought a thought. But the thought I thought I thought wasn’t the thought I thought I thought. 4. Three thin thieves thought a thousand thoughts. Now if three thin thieves thought a thousand thoughts how many thoughts did each thin thief think? 5. Father, mother, sister, brother - hand in hand with one another.
WHAT IS STRESS ? STRESS when speaking is what we give emphasis or importance to. At the single word level and single syllable level there is stress only in one place or on the whole word. For Example: Cat Milk Read Write Run Play
Stress at the word level is generally on the first syllable of the word. This is due to the Germanic language base to English. However, due to other language influences such as French, Latin,Greek, etcetera the stress in an English word may vary eager engineer Egyptian unique
Examples of suffixes creating movement of stress. democrat democratic democracy empath empathic empathy empathetic sympathy sympathetic photograph photographic photography
Suffixes create movement of stress or a change in the melody/rhythm of the word.
For two syllable words the stress is at the beginning for NOUNS and ADJECTIVES and on the second syllable in VERBS. For words with suffixes* (-er, -est or -es, -ed, -ly, -ite) the stress usually stays with the first syllable Also for words with -ia, -ial, -ible, -ify, -logy, -ify, -ual the stress stays with the first syllable For suffixes* -ate, -ize, -ist and -ous the stress is on the second syllable before the suffix (amputate, mysterious congratulate) The stress is before the suffix* -ic as in optic, electric, basic Suffixes* -tion, -ian, -ity create stress in the syllable before (vacation, librarian, necessity) *suffix - a word ending **prefix - a syllable or sound at the beginning of the word Tips at the word level
EXAMPLES OF NOUN VS. VERB STRESS IN 2 SYLLABLE WORDS REVIEW SUSPECT CONFLICT PROJECT PERMIT PRESENT PROJECT CONFLICT PERMIT NOUNSNOUNSVERBSVERBS