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  • Made especially for speakers of Spanish and Portuguese, in this American English pronunciation

  • video, we're going to go over the pronunciation of words that start with an S consonant cluster.

  • Special thanks to my users who helped me develop this topic. In Spanish and Portuguese, words

  • do not start with an S consonant cluster. But in English, there are many common words

  • that do. For example, study. So, these speakers tend to put an 'eh' sound in front: eh-study.

  • Last week I went to a gala, and a woman there accepted an award. She was a native Spanish

  • speaker, and as she gave her speech, she said the word 'spiritual'. And she pronounced it

  • eh-spiritual, with that eh-vowel. I noticed it especially because so much about her accent

  • was very, very good. So, even after someone has done a lot of work and corrected a lot

  • of problems, this beginning S consonant cluster tends to stick around.

  • So how should you work on beginning words with the S consonant cluster? Luckily, in

  • both Spanish and Portuguese, there are words that start with the S consonant. For example,

  • 'sin' in Spanish, and 'sem' in Portuguese. So, when you're practicing words that begin

  • with S consonant clusters, I would alternate this with your word that begins with an S

  • consonant. For example: sssssin, sssstudent, and so on.

  • Let's go over all of the different beginning S consonant clusters. ST, like student.

  • STR, street. SM, smart. SN, snake. SL, slap.

  • And, the SK consonant cluster, which can be spelled four different

  • ways: school, scoop, skip, square. SP, space. SPL, split. SPR, spring. And SW, swift.

  • I can hardly believe how many consonant clusters there are! But now that you know what they

  • are, practice them. Drill them. Look for words that you use in everyday conversation that

  • begin with an S consonant cluster. Keep track of that, and at the end of the day, use those

  • words to drill. If you can start a word with an S, you can start a word with an S cluster.

  • That's it, and thanks so much for using Rachel's English.

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S輔音群 -- 美式英語發音。 (S Consonant Clusters -- American English Pronunciation)

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