Having decided that it is far past the time to start making posts about pronunciation, I figured that a good place to start is with the first letter of the alphabet… 😀
Since I have not gotten into the video lesson “game” yet, I have decided to let Rachel tell you all about it, as she seems to be the most popular “pronunciation person” on YouTube.
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So… After all of that… you might be asking yourself…
That’s A Good Question…
It is because, most of what Rachel says in her videos is excellent information – specifically when she demonstrates how to actually make the sounds with one’s mouth, tongue, throat, and voice. It’s just that sometimes, there are only a few things that I hope to clarify, in order to make them even more useful for everyone.
One of those things I feel needs clarification is that she never uses the traditional terms which represent all of the different sounds that she talks about. So I am endeavoring to eliminate any confusion for those who have learned this terminology, but then watch her videos and are curious about why she never uses them.
I can only assume that she does this for the same reasons that I stated above… that the system for naming these sounds is an imperfect system. But one needs to at least be able to see where the problems are, in order to avoid them, and ultimately overcome them.
Have An Excellent Day!