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  • hi there Jennifer from Tarle Speech with your pronunciation question today's

  • question is how do I pronounce the words God and in this case I'm spelling god

  • with a small G because my sentence is going to be talking about a Greek god

  • and in in that terms we're talking about a Supreme Being if we're talking about

  • God in monotheistic religions you would capitalize that word and add a capital G

  • so the word is god a Supreme Being and we have the word guard which means to

  • watch over this is a confusing word pair for many of my students because we have

  • the oh sound which does not occur in a lot of languages and that sound is made

  • with a very wide open oval mouth

  • this is contrasted with the are vowel where you move your mouth from that wide open

  • oval to an R sound for the er are spelling here really confuses people

  • so u a R we're only going to pronounce as the are movement vowel and that's not

  • the way that it really looks so to start both of these words you're gonna start

  • with the G sound and do this tip of your tongue is going to be down low in your

  • mouth and the back of your tongue is going to be pulled up almost touching

  • the roof of your mouth or and some people touching and that is going to be

  • for the g g g sound we're gonna end with the d sound and to do this

  • touch the tip of your tongue to the back of your top front teeth the G and the D

  • sound our voice for your voice box is going to be on and vibrating so we have

  • g and d so let's go ahead and put these words together God God God

  • guard guard guard god guard guard god and now for a sentence

  • excuse me I lost it there for a second the Greek god of safety is said to guard

  • travellers the Greek god of safety is said to guard travellers give it a try

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hi there Jennifer from Tarle Speech with your pronunciation question today's

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How to Pronounce GOD & GUARD - American English Pronunciation Lesson

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    Summer posted on 2020/06/08
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