Dropped Vowels & Disappearing Syllables

(Pronunciation Lesson)

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For this pronunciation lesson, we are welcoming back Lisa Mojsin, who was the teacher in the video from a previous pronunciation lesson about Stressed and Un-Stressed Vowel Pronunciation.

This is another excellent lesson which (as with the previous lesson) I have recommend to nearly every single student that I have ever had lessons with.

In this lesson, Lisa speaks about that fact that many syllables in The Common Tongue are dropped — and some vowel sounds seem to completely disappear, all-together (as far as their pronunciation is concerned).  This is a great lesson to show that:  in many cases — the spelling of a word does not, in any way, reflect the actual pronunciation.

So Let’s Get On With The Show!

(Please Note:  In the video, it is written:  “Difficult English Words” — They are NOT difficult.  If you want to know why, click here – and then read what I wrote about “Difficulty” in the last post on pronunciation as well. 😉 )

Examples from the video:

(Underlined vowels are those that are dropped or which disappear)

(All examples are linked to their respective entries on the GiveMeSomeEnglish!!! – Pronunciation Portal)

And If You Missed The Last Pronunciation Lesson…

Stressed and Un-Stressed Vowel Pronunciation

Have An Excellent Day!




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