Fundamentals of Pronunciation
and this leads on to the fundamentals of pronunciation, which is what we're going to be covering now. And now we have this. We've gone through this exercise and you are also great at pronouncing these different sentences in different, different accents. So, apart from making mistakes, are not really knowing the language how it works. I would say that committee, when it comes to using the new language as we've just seen a big obstacle, is pronunciation. Whether that's because we don't know how to pronounce it or because we're not, we don't feel comfortable. So in this lesson will be discovering how best to acquire unusual sounds in our learning language and learn about the fundamentals of pronunciation in any language. And the first thing that I'd like to point out is, and it's something that we were taught when we were interpreting as well that it's not essential it's not necessary to have a native sounding accent speech when it comes to speaking that language. But as I pointed out pre...
viously concerning your mindset, it's definitely advantageous to us because it helps us to feel really at home in the language. It helps us to integrate into the sounds, the the makeup of that language. Because if we're going to learn Spanish, if we're going to learn French ever going to learn Greek, then we want to do as a Greek speaker would do as a French speaker would do as a Spanish speaker, would they? And there are differences. There were obviously in pronunciation. But the idea here is if we can, and I'm convinced that we all can, that we can actually lose our English sounding ways and go on to pronounce words, sentences, the language or a new language in a correct native near native pronunciation. So, first of all, how do we go about doing this? We need to practice on as you seemingly so often practice makes perfect. If you don't succeed, try, try again. This is going to be our mantra. We can actually practice with ourselves as we've been D Now the on the online audience, you've been recording yourselves at home, which is a great idea. Maybe not so good on the trade. But then again, who knows? I also happen to live in a part of the world where people constantly speak to each other, is considered completely normal. So if you're in a part of the world where that's normal, I've seen it in San Francisco people. You guys like Teoh. You're very chatty amongst yourselves on to yourself so but let's dwell on something for a minute. We all know that we speak English is a native language because we were raised with it, and it fits in with what I was saying before. We need to have this always in our minds when it comes to sounding and trying to pronounce to imitate the sounds of another language. The only reason we speak English is because we were raised with it. Are we learned early to stage in our lives and we've become surrounded, immersed in the language. And that's why we sound when we speak English on speaking out from an English language perspective, we haven't English sounding accent, intonation, rhythm. We are familiar with the language, and this is something we need to be doing when it comes to other languages. The other language that we're about to let on essentially here we're talking about two main things. How to pronounce vowels and how to pronounce continents and how to acquire the sounds fouls on continents that are different in these languages and last but not least, how to acquire what I would like to refer to as a native rhythm which includes in Tunisia pitch and melody. So I initially pointed out that the first thing that we need to be practicing is to practice making me perfect. And how do we do that? So basically we watch, we listen and we imitate. So what we were doing now with the sentences in different varieties we had an idea in our head because we've seen this on my before. We've heard it before, so we're able to imitate on. There's no difference between doing that and what we're about to do now in this part, of course. And I would like to at this point now to show you how another great technique of acquiring sounds and helping us with this is a This actually takes us into the part, but it's I'm gonna put this slide on first, but it's also so it takes us toe pronouncing vowels and it's with the bubble up. So I'm gonna go into the IPad again and I'm going to actually select. There's a listening and speaking section here. We have a lot of listening and speaking activities which you could weaken be doing throughout the day throughout the week. And I'm just going to go into pronouncing vowels on its not so here. We have, for example, 11 lessons on pronouncing different vowels in French. But let's say let's take something that's maybe a bit similar to what we have in English. So here we have without an accent on by accident, we refer. We're talking about less Essentially so now and bulky. Obuchi, I didn't even give me the chance to do so. And bulky I'm bunk. Uh, im Banke. Okay. Still over there, but a pretty dejan e. I'm pretty did, Ginny? Yeah, Sheltie something fairly fe three. So here we have two easa. We have the only focusing on this one on the one without the exit. This was a key, Pete. And now we can go on and go on and go on. And then, as again, we have this image here of a beautiful note on we see it written on. We can use these exercises Teoh to hear the groups of words that have these vowels and then we have exercising activities that we can carry on with in the pronunciation cost. But as I said, these are if we're honest, these three, the French A. A sound that we might not use that much in English as it is is in France that this okay, but way have it is a maybe it's longer this air.
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