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Practice English Speaking&Listening with: Voiced and Voiceless American English Sounds

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in the first lessons we talked about

voice and voiceless sounds but I kind of

break it in two and when we're talking

about aspirated there they're mostly the

voiceless you know the it's the

voiceless sounds um you know like some

of these that are just that pop of sound

versus a th sound has continuous sound H

has a continuous sound F has a

continuous sound s has a continuous

sound okay so we're talking about the

pop so just do these sounds for me

slated for him okay so let's do one

thing that helps with the piece down is

if you get a piece of paper and you go

like this it's like you pronounced an

age absurdity yeah so what you're doing

is basically the the anatomy of it is

you're your lips are coming together and

you're building up you're building up

pressure behind your lips you're easier

you're you're releasing air it's kind of

like you're you know hold your hold your

mouth in a or hold your cheeks full of


like that okay and I don't know if

you're in a place to be able to show me

your video or anything but if you hold

hold that air in your mouth you'll like

feel that pressure that's in your mouth

if you have that air in your mouth

so that's essentially what you're doing

behind your lips but without puffing the

cheeks out

okay like hey yeah so what you're doing

is instead of instead of big big cuz

what tends to happen as we say the voice

sound if we're not getting that close of

quality to it so big doesn't require

having that kind of burst of air but Pig

does Pig

so it is the only worse after PMT right

yeah so ptk and add the CH yeah okay so

let's let's practice some of these and

I'm actually gonna kind of right in here

this will be a good place to so when

we're doing this we could say big and

then Pig okay so do those two for me big

and hey hey Pig do it again Pig okay

yeah good so this one too and do so do

do do too - yeah do it again Q - yep

that has that say on that closest sound

um let's see it so we're gonna we're

gonna do this get here

there's debt and we're let's see give

I'm trying to think about a real word

cut key GG okay go oh let's just do kite

no kit kit kit kit okay and then do chip

chip and then get that P at the end chip

chip yeah there you go you get that that

Postum at the end chip chip yeah very

nice so how does that feel in your mouth

doing those closest sounds is it really

awkward or is it feel somewhat

comfortable strange okay so yeah that is

something to be aware of is those those

those plosive sounds PT k there's a

there's a pop to it there's a burst to

it that

Browns this sounds like in every word or

when you stress that the syllable of the

word or when do you there are you

accepted exceptions to these things like

when the tea is at the end of a word

sometimes it doesn't get released and

things like that and like words like

pneumonia you know there's a silent P R

ammonia you know something like that

there's a silent P but for the most part

those are very rare exceptions or very

few exceptions to the rule but for the

most part whenever you see a P whenever

you see a T and when UK and the CHCH

sound you'll get that pop okay okay so

let's do just real quick let's just do

the the three easy tips and as we get

into I'll just do the first paragraph

here and as I see as I see some of the

plosive sounds I'll make sure you get

them okay okay hi my name is and I am

learning to speak English with an

American accent I found this great

around Kirk Naomi slow down so we can

get really close okay okay on your name

when you say your name you always want

it to be very slow and clear so people

get a very clear idea of what your name


so start over hi my name is Noah

midnight and I am learning to speak

English with an American accent I found

this great program called pronunciation

Pro where I learned everything I need to

know about English pronunciation and the

American accent as I practice these

skills I will be better understood by

native English speakers

and English speakers around the world

okay good ending sound ending tea sounds

you want to make sure we get that mouth

in position and give it a little bit of

a tea sound at the

of a sentence sometimes it's not as like

pronounced accent you know we don't

really emphasize it but we do need to

get into place and their dude does need

to be a little bit of a verse there

accent accent yeah exactly

okay but I was hearing good plosives on

the P sounds here I mean it could be a

little bit better on some of these

pronunciation Pro pronunciation Pro but

there is a bonus lesson on the P sound

and I want you to practice that one

there's also some on T's and DS and

things like that that you can find some

of those plosives in but especially if

you get real comfortable with the P


it will help carry over into the other

sounds okay okay so check into that

bonus lesson Naomi all right all right

all right great job thank you


The Description of Voiced and Voiceless American English Sounds