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  • hi everybody Jennifer from Tarle speech with your pronunciation question

  • today's question is how do I say the word innovation meaning a new method and

  • invasion which means an unwelcome intrusion

  • today's lesson is mostly about the schwa sound and also syllables or beats in a

  • word but we're also going to talk about the difference between voiced and

  • voiceless consonants we have a lot to get to so let's jump right in we're

  • number one innovation is going to have four beats

  • in uh vay shun word number two invasion is going to have three beats invasion so

  • the biggest difference here is you can hear four versus three beats and this

  • beat the uh the schwa syllable is super short and it's connected to the

  • syllables around it that's very important innovation invasion we don't

  • have the schwa sound we just have those three beats and both of these words the

  • vay is going to be our stressed syllable because it comes right before the Shun or

  • the zhun ending and that's a general rule and I'm sure if you've been here before

  • you've learned that so we've talked about that in the past last thing to

  • keep in mind is that the Shh and the zh sound look exactly the same when you're

  • watching me pronounce them the difference is is that the Shh the quiet

  • sh sound two letters one sound Shh my voice box is not on and it is not moving for

  • the zh sound again two letters one sound my voice box is on and vibrating and

  • moving zh so very quiet Sh and very noisy zh the key is do not touch your teeth for either of

  • these sounds that's key don't touch your teeth okay so let's look at the rest of

  • the syllables so we start with in this is the short ih sound where your mouth

  • is slightly open and your tongue is hi in your mouth and then move to that

  • n sound by touching the tip of your tongue to the back of your top front

  • teeth air moves out of your nose the short schwa sound uhand then move to

  • the Vay and to do this you're either going to bite the inside or the outside

  • of your lower lip and then you are going to make sure the air keeps moving out of

  • your mouth while your voice box is on for the vvv sound and then we're going to

  • move to that long a vowel and to do this you are going to have your mouth open

  • wide with the tip of your tongue low in your mouth and then close your mouth to

  • that smile e a a in uh vay and then we're gonna end with the tion again SH sound

  • it's the quiet sound no voicing don't touch your teeth and end with that

  • short uh and nnn by touching the tip of your tongue to the back of your top

  • front teeth while the air moves out of your nose in a-- VAY shun again

  • remember stress that vay it's louder longer and higher and pitch in a vation

  • innovation innovation innovation and now for invasion to take out the schwa in

  • in vay zhun invasion invasion invasion

  • innovation invasion the professor did not want any invasions of his privacy

  • when he was working on the innovation for the new product give it a try people

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hi everybody Jennifer from Tarle speech with your pronunciation question

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B1 invasion innovation sound zh mouth shun

How to Pronounce INNOVATION & INVASION - American English Pronunciation Lesson

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    Summer posted on 2020/06/08
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