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Pronunciation of ‘th’

Saturday, March 26, 2011 @ 04:03 PM
posted by Jo

How to pronounce the 'th' sound

There are two types of 'th' sounds - one where we use our voice (these, that) and one where we don't (think, both).  We can know whether we are using our voice or not by holding our hand to our throat. If we feel movement, we are using our voice. If we don't feel any movement, we are not using our voice.

Both 'th' sounds are made by putting your tongue between your teeth and then blowing air through your teeth. The most common error when pronouncing this sound is to put the tongue behind the top teeth instead of between the teeth. When this happens, the sound is like 't'.  You best way to practice is to pronounce 'th' words in front of the mirror so that you make sure your tongue is between your teeth as you pronounce the words.   read more

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