Mastering the P Sound
Pronouncing the P Sound
Sure, it’s easy to say the /p/ sound, but if you would like to pronounce the sound the American English way, then this lesson is for you. Do you speak English using a different accent than American English? You may be using less air than you should be while trying to pronounce words that have the P in it. This lesson will help you understand that if the P is not pronounced with enough air, it will sound like a B. My name would sound like “Bam!” instead of Pam, or the listener may hear “Boar” (a pig!) instead of the word ‘poor’.
The tongue twister in this lesson: Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers, how pecks of pickled peppers did Peter Piper pick? That’s 18 P’s to practice!
Please comment below and tell me if this P sound is easy (or hard) for you to pronounce using the American English way. Include your native language. I would love to hear from you!