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The Sounds of English

The Sounds of English

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The Sound System
of North American English (NAE)
What are phonemes?
Characteristics of consonant sounds
Characteristics of vowel sounds
What are Phonemes?
Phonemes are the individual sound units thatdistinguish words from one another.
What makes “seat” different from “sit”?
North American English (NAE) includes 40 distinctphonemes
14-15 vowels (depending on accent/dialect)
25 consonants
Pronunciation has many components. Learning toproduce individual sounds in a word is only one partof pronunciation.
Characteristics of Consonants
Consonant sounds are a combination of 3 factors.
Voicing (vibration)
Place of Articulation (mouth position)
Matter of Articulation (airflow)
Once you understand these factors, youcan give your students more explicitinformation about how to produceindividual sounds and words.

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