Tag: pronunciation

98 How can native English speakers read an unknown word correctly? 2014-10-19T07:21:32.553

61 How do native speakers 'guess' the pronunciation of the letters in a word they see for the first time? 2015-06-12T08:06:33.017

55 What is the correct pronunciation of "the"? 2017-03-23T10:24:13.487

46 Do all native English speakers actually pronounce the "th" sound? 2016-12-14T14:50:21.263

38 "An hour" or "a hour" 2013-01-24T20:15:16.993

36 Can fluent English speakers distinguish between “steel”, “still”, and “steal”? 2019-07-10T15:58:21.403

35 Why is a 'ph' or 'gh' used instead of an 'f' in commonly used English words like Elephant and Enough? 2015-12-03T06:14:08.103

34 Why is the t in "often" silent? 2020-08-29T13:26:03.093

33 Pronunciation of "beaches" and "bitches" 2013-01-24T13:57:07.253

33 Do native speakers distinguish well the pronunciations of "L" and "R"? 2015-10-12T00:50:11.330

29 How are silent letters important? 2013-02-02T18:48:25.090

24 Which pronunciation of 'either' is preferred? 2013-01-23T21:15:29.623

24 How to pronounce "Gradle"? 2013-12-06T08:39:10.560

23 Do most Americans pronounce 'months' as 'mons', and 'clothes' as 'clos'? 2016-05-27T14:48:35.367

23 Why do Russian names transliterated into English have unpronounceable 'k's before 'h's (e.g. 'Mikhail' instead of just 'Mihail')? 2019-12-05T10:33:58.010

22 How to pronounce the "s" in "apples" in English and American English? 2015-12-27T12:14:41.263

22 Is there any difference in pronunciation between the words "fiancé (a male)" and "fiancée (a female)"? 2017-06-21T14:14:13.270

21 How to pronounce 'GB'? 2017-01-25T22:05:26.123

20 How to read this formula aloud: "f(x) = x²"? 2014-06-03T13:09:00.047

19 "Most simple" or "Simplest" 2013-01-25T18:15:35.877

19 How to pronounce 'll after ll? 2013-04-18T03:40:40.177

19 You can't spell 'Slaughter' without 'Laughter' 2014-05-29T21:01:02.133

19 What do I call the ′ in mathematical formulae? 2015-01-07T23:37:53.023

18 Exercises for pronouncing 'I' 2013-01-27T03:36:42.887

18 Is rendezvous pronounced like run-they-who? 2013-02-01T06:26:44.487

18 How to pronounce "friends"? 2015-11-01T16:32:27.050

18 'Me' vs 'my' [pronunciation] in British English 2020-08-15T15:05:47.063

17 How can I tell whether "c" should be pronounced like "s" or like "k"? 2013-02-04T02:52:51.927

17 How to pronounce the 'schwa' sound 2013-12-17T20:24:51.763

17 How is "pwned" pronounced, and what does it mean? 2013-12-18T08:23:23.017

17 How to pronounce "scorpion'll", "Jim'll", etc 2016-04-13T14:39:20.033

17 Spelling a word with two U's in a row out loud 2016-05-24T10:45:54.830

17 Why do we pronounce "the university" as "thuh university" rather than "thee university"? 2017-01-29T00:05:54.210

17 Are English consonant sounds [p], [t], [k] aspirated before another consonant? 2017-03-19T10:33:16.893

16 Is there a standard technique for practicing the "th" phonemes? 2013-01-26T01:16:52.830

16 "Cthulhu Fhtagn" - is there a rule how to pronounce artificially created words? 2013-02-16T19:38:09.693

16 How to improve or get rid of an Indian English Accent? 2014-01-29T16:13:33.657

16 Why are "baked" and "naked" not pronounced the same? 2014-10-01T06:15:06.960

16 Why does spell sound like "|sbel|" while in dictionary it is "|spel|"? 2016-02-13T12:36:55.130

16 Spelling/pronunciation of "gross" different from "moss","floss", "loss", "toss" etc 2018-05-03T14:57:20.777

15 Some exercises for the "th" sounds for a foreign learner 2013-01-31T09:12:20.923

15 How to pronounce "router" in English 2013-03-27T23:26:17.103

15 Should individual letters be preceded with "an"? 2013-05-24T16:08:18.747

15 Are "mist" and "missed" really pronounced exactly the same in English? 2014-02-15T01:44:30.873

15 Why is the letter S of the word "sure" - pronounced as "sh"? 2016-12-01T20:37:40.147

14 When is 'h' silent and when is it not? 2013-03-21T04:26:53.190

13 The pronunciation of the word "Live" 2013-02-04T21:05:54.770

13 Where do people pronounce "route" as ro͞ot, and as rout? 2013-12-25T18:34:38.093

13 The pronunciation of the word "honest" is with "h" or without? 2016-06-17T02:09:10.880

13 Fear to speak in English 2016-07-01T12:10:23.577

12 pronunciation rules for words with spelling -th- /θ/ /ð/ 2013-04-01T02:24:33.843

12 When do I REALLY need to pronounce an s as a z? 2017-03-30T13:34:21.787

12 Proper way to pronounce "Middle of" in GenAm English 2017-10-27T13:36:02.140

11 Is the letter "c" always silent in words which have the letters "sc"? 2017-11-17T17:04:41.433

10 How to Improve Intonation? 2014-06-10T15:02:23.753

10 Are there any circumstances when the article 'a' is used before the word 'answer'? 2016-10-22T18:51:35.547

10 "Ball" and "bowl" do they really sound the same? 2017-01-30T02:53:29.423

9 Is there any website where I can speak online to volunteers to practice my English pronunciation? 2013-01-23T21:50:21.893

9 How to correctly pronounce "pan" and "pen" differently? 2013-01-25T02:39:06.187

9 Pronunciation of abbreviations 2013-01-26T19:59:07.173

9 distinguish [ӕ] from [ɑ] 2013-03-05T06:25:30.837

9 The difference between /ɪ/, /i/ , and /ə/ 2014-12-10T21:24:12.880

9 Do Americans pronounce 'are' as 'do' in "What are you waiting for" 2015-05-03T17:09:05.970

9 How should I pronounce "live music"? 2015-09-11T05:53:13.517

9 How do I pronounce the possessive form of 'case'? 2015-11-28T23:55:09.287

9 How do you pronounce Betelgeuse? (I'm afraid I don't get the joke) 2015-12-04T20:54:45.103

9 Why 'receive' and 'relieve' have different spellings? 2017-03-12T08:07:18.763

8 Pronunciation of thinner and dinner 2013-01-30T19:47:04.797

8 When is "the" pronounced "dhee" / "dh" / "dhaa"? 2013-01-31T05:22:33.480

8 How to interpret pronunciation marks (such as "ləʊðd") 2013-02-12T03:19:21.260

8 Pronunciation of I'll 2013-03-15T13:42:23.427

8 How to distinguish "are" and "aren't" in American accent? 2014-02-11T10:06:12.340

8 Is there a rule for when the suffix -ian is one syllable long, when two? 2014-02-12T16:12:29.830

8 When to pronounce ‹s› as /z/ in the middle of words? 2014-07-29T07:31:31.903

8 Do native speakers pronounce "The" like "a"? 2016-03-26T17:38:42.487

8 Are "confidant" and "confident" homophones? 2019-07-02T19:14:27.840

7 Can we read 31 July as 'thirty one July'? 2013-05-24T12:06:55.923

7 Pronunciation of the prefix "anti" in American English 2013-10-11T17:57:01.090

7 How to pronounce decimals? 2015-04-18T04:22:54.817

7 How to distinguish 'month' and 'months' in pronunciation? 2015-06-10T16:50:17.637

7 Is the 'w' in sword silent? 2016-01-16T02:18:46.713

7 How do you pronounce 2'' x 9/2" x 8' (board)? 2020-05-29T17:05:59.910

6 How are words ending "-ology", "-onomy", "-ography" pronounced? 2013-01-24T09:05:32.080

6 What is the pronunciation of "gn"? 2013-01-28T01:11:25.850

6 Does [m] sound influence [ɑ] sound? 2013-02-12T11:57:57.783

6 /kɑlm/ vs /kɑːm/ 2013-02-14T02:14:43.570

6 How can I guess if some letter in some word is silent or not? 2013-02-17T04:33:14.630

6 How do we read ‘Charles I’? 2013-02-24T08:18:27.097

6 Why is there a hyphen in ‘to-night’? 2013-03-03T06:09:46.380

6 How many vocabulary words should I learn every day? 2013-03-05T01:54:16.773

6 Pronuncing "th" and "c" when they are back to back as in "health center" 2013-03-24T20:30:58.760

6 The pronunciation of the word "a" 2013-12-11T09:48:46.477

6 Pronunciation of words ending in "-ds" 2014-03-03T16:53:17.030

6 Th sounds in English 2014-06-19T02:06:56.690

6 How do you pronounce: "seeing a"? 2014-10-31T05:22:07.093

6 Meaning of "Last time I checked..." 2015-04-06T12:44:09.557

6 I am a native Italian speaker. How can I avoid putting extra vowels on the end of words that end in consonants when speaking English aloud? 2015-05-25T12:47:05.503

6 Rihanna's accent in the song of "Diamonds" 2016-01-12T10:09:12.057

6 Article usage before "historical" 2016-04-29T12:02:52.700