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  • In this American English pronunciation video, we're going to go over the pronunciation of

  • the word 'pronunciation'.

  • This week's Word of the Week is 'pronunciation'. 'Pronunciation' is a noun, and sometimes people

  • will mix up the pronunciation between this and the verb 'pronounce'. Pronounce, pronun-.

  • So the second syllable should have the UH vowel and not the OW diphthong. It's a five-syllable

  • word with a secondary stress on the second syllable and primary stress on the fourth

  • syllable. Pro-nun-ci-a-tion. Pronunciation.

  • It begins with the PR consonant cluster, so the lips are together, pr-, and the tongue

  • is in position for the R, pr-, pr-, pronun-. We have the schwa in that first, unstressed

  • syllable. Then the next syllable, with secondary stress, we have the N consonant sound. So

  • the tongue will lift, and touch the roof of the mouth here, pronun-. Then we have the

  • UH as in BUTTER sound. Everything is relaxed. The tongue isn't engaged, the lips aren't

  • engaged. The jaw drops a bit. Pronun-, pronun-. To finish the syllable, the tongue comes back

  • up to the roof of the mouth for another N. Pronun-. Then we have another unstressed syllable:

  • -si-, -si-, -si-. The S consonant sound and the EE as in SHE vowel. Pronunci-, pronunci-.

  • Now we have the primarily stressed syllable: pronuncia-. It has the AY as in SAY diphthong.

  • The jaw does need to drop a good bit for that sound. Pronunciation. Then we have the SH,

  • schwa, N unstressed final syllable. -tion, -tion. It will be very fast. -tion, -tion.

  • And you don't need to worry about making a separate schwa sound. The N takes over the

  • schwa sound a bit. -tion, -tion. Pronunciation. Pronunciation.

  • Your pronunciation is very good.

  • That's it, your Word of the Week. Try it out yourself. Make up a sentence with the

  • word, record it, and post it as a video response to this video on YouTube. I can't wait to

  • watch it.

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

In this American English pronunciation video, we're going to go over the pronunciation of


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如何在美式英語中給PRONUNCIATION發音? (How to Pronounce PRONUNCIATION in American English)

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