In this American English pronunciation video
we’re going to go over the pronunciation
of the word ‘Google’.
This week’s “Word of the Week” is ‘Google’.
This is a two syllable word with stress
on the first syllable DA-da, Google.
It begins with the G consonant,
so the back part of the tongue
will reach up and touch the soft palate here.
G, g, g, Goo, goo,
then we have the Oo as in Goo vowel
where the lips do need to round. Goo, goo.
And then another G,
so the tongue will pop right back up there
for the next G sound. Goog, goog.
So you’ll have the G pull the tongue down
and go right back up. G, oo, g. Goog, goog.
Then we have the schwa EL sound.
Don’t worry about making
a separate schwa sound, just go straight
into the dark sound of the dark EL.
So to make this just relax your tongue down
and then the back part of the tongue
will shift back. Google.
It’s that shifting back
that makes the dark part of the dark EL.
so you want it to be very short. Google.
Now you can lift your tongue tip here
to finish off the dark EL sound
but you don’t have to.
A lot of people
will just make the dark sound,
to define the dark EL.
Without lifting the tongue tip here.
Google. Did you Google it?
That’s it, your “Word of the Week”.
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