Accent Diet: Word Endings Lesson 10 Practice 4 – #80620

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Accent Diet: Word Endings Lesson 10 Practice 4 – #80620

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Do not add an extra vowel to your consonant endings.

So far, you have practiced pronouncing ALL the sounds at the end of a word. It is important that you focus on this first because it is very easy for nonnative speakers to cut off the endings of words. However, you also need to be careful that you do not add an extra vowel sound to the end of your words. Practice saying these words, but be careful not to include an extra vowel after the final consonant.

/iŋ/ not /iŋu/    
working
looking
accounting
analyzing
writing
acting
/p/ not /pu/    
app
rep
partnership
zip
step
wrap
 /tʃ/ not /tʃi/    
March
church
switch
itch
pitch
attach
/dʒ/ not /dʒi/    
judge
converge
budge
age
garage
advantage
When words end in “e,” the “e” is usually silent. The words end with a consonant sound.
merge
strife
life
able
ache
crave

However, sometimes the final “e” is pronounced.
1) When there is only one vowel: he, she, me
2) When the word ends in “ee”: employee, trainee
3) When the “e” has an accent mark: café, résumé (The pronunciation is /eɪ/ not /i/.)

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Pronunciation of Words Ending in “T” /ʔ/ (Glottal Stop)

Native English speakers often pronounce the letter “t” at the end of words differently than the standard “t.” A standard “t” is pronounced by holding your tongue against the top of your mouth, just behind your front teeth, and then dropping it quickly while blowing out a puff of air. Try it: t, to

In word endings, however, that puff of air is often held and no sound comes out. This is called a “glottal stop.” You can feel the glottal stop in a the word “uh-oh.” The feeling is like you are holding your breath with your throat. It may help to put your tongue into the “t” position but don’t let it drop down as you stop the word. Try it: at

    got      about      but      can’t      client      front      start      market

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