These word pairs look the same but totally change their meaning when pronounced differently. Here is a smart list for those who are serious about learning the American English pronunciation.
Time to check your pronunciation for the word DEVELOP. While you are at it, once you learn this word- you can practice with a whole group of words that are in the same situation!
Credit goes to NPR TED Radio Hour
Hey! I’d love to hear from you. Do you have any 3-syllable word questions or comments about the word “develop”?
Can you think of some other 3-syllable words that are stressed in the middle? Write them in the comments below.
Who “hu” said Whole “hol” Wheat “weeet”?
In North American English there are many words that begin with the letters WH and are pronounced with an /h/ sound.
What is “Accent Modification”?
An accent is our own personal language fingerprint. It’s unique to those that learn a language other than the one they grew up with. In this current world, it is most important that we embrace our diversities. That is why the thought of accent modification seems like a bad idea. Read more
Could You Use Some Accent Modification Wisdom?
Have you ever met someone that talks too much? Or has a monotone voice quality that can put you to sleep? Could it be you that has a boring voice?
The last thing you want is your listener to “yawn” in boredom while your speaking!
Let’s look at this through the wisdom of Accent Modification.
Regional Accent? Foreign Accent…We all have one!
Speaking clear, fluent American English takes practice~ while understanding what others are saying in their regional accent can feel impossible! If English isn’t your first language, then your brain has been working hard to learn a new set of sounds. Maybe you’re still struggling with these new sounds.