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In post 1.en.8. you had the chance to hunt or not to hunt a bear. Now it is time to check whether you can pronounce the word bear correctly.
Some words are difficult to pronounce. Can you tell the difference in meaning and pronunciation of the following words?
Bear, Bird, Beer, Beard
Watching this video will help you pronounce these words correctly.
Look at this image and give it a try. Read what is written under the drawings.
If you ever have any doubts, use a good online dictionary such as dictionary.com
You will find the phonemic transcription and you will also be able to actually listen to the word.
During English lessons we do a lot of practice trying to pronounce English sounds we are not familiar with. We’ve already learnt to recognize a few phonemes. Let’s see if you remember.
A dictionary gives you lots of information about words, not only their meaning but also, among other things, their pronunciation.
This monolingual on line dictionary gives you the chance to listen to how the word is pronounced.
When we cannot listen to the way words sound, we can look at the phonemic transcription of the word, that represents in writing how the word is pronounced. There is a way to represent how words are pronounced in different languages and that is using IPA, an acronym for International Phonetic Alphabet.
Each phoneme is given a symbol as the one we learnt in class /tʃ/
There are 26 letters in the English alphabet, but there are around 44 phonemes in Standard English. This means that letters cannot represent phonemes so other symbols are used.
Each phoneme is given a symbol so that the pronunciation of any English word can be represented in writing. Here is the English phonetic alphabet version of the International Phonetic Alphabet or IPA:
which is the underlined sound in the following 5 words? If you are not sure, go to the on line dictionary and check it.
HOMEWORK FOR Thursday, 3rd (1esoE) and Friday, 4th,(1esoD) . COPY THE ANSWERS IN YOUR NOTEBOOK.
How many phonemes are there in Spanish and in Catalan? are there any differences between the Spanish/Catalan/English alphabets?