Dropped Vowels & Disappearing Syllables
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 (“American English” with little “International” flare) are dropped, and some vowel sounds 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: The video was supposed to start after it said “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…
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