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  • hey everyone Jennifer from Tarle speech with your pronunciation question

  • today's question is a rather long one I have a lot of words for you so I'm going

  • to skip the definitions because we want to jump right into the lesson and the

  • lesson today is about two things the long e versus the short i sound and the

  • N nnn versus the m mmm sound at the end of

  • words so let's look at the word list that we have for today we have the word scene

  • and seen and sin seem and seam and sim which is short for simulation so let's

  • look first at the ending sounds the M versus the n this gets super confusing

  • for my students because in many languages the n sound is the only

  • sound that can end a word that is a nasal which means the sound is coming

  • out of your nose you do have nasals in many other languages like the M sound

  • but typically that sound comes at the beginning of a word so my students get

  • really confused with this ending so for the n sound the air is going to come

  • out of your nose and you are going to touch the tip of your tongue to the back

  • of your top front teeth nnn nnn nnn for the M sound mmm your lips are just

  • going to be closed and the air is going to come out of your mouth so again the

  • difference is nnnn vs. mmm mmm easy breezy right now for the long e versus

  • the short I sound for the long e your tongue is going to be high in your mouth

  • and flat it's going to be behind your top teeth e your lips are going to be in

  • a smile and they're going to be tense E e then for the ih sound which is a

  • little bit less tense your mouth is going to be relaxed and your

  • lips are going to then just relax and pull in a bitso we have e-ih -e-ih -e-ih you can

  • see that difference tense versus relaxed really pulled back only versus slightly

  • pulled back the tongue will go from E way at the top way up here to ih e Ih e ih I like

  • to tell my students don't really think about moving your tongue think about

  • moving your lips in your mouth and that really is going to help your tongue get

  • into the right spot so think about those lips e ih e ih so again let's remember the N nnn

  • and the M mmm okay let's put it all together we're gonna start these words

  • it's just the S sound super easy breezy just tongue is either behind the top of

  • your teeth or pointed down into the bottom of your mouth

  • don't touch anything and just let that air move out of your mouth ssss so for the

  • first two words we have seen seen seen sin sin sin seem sin and then for

  • seam seam seam Sim Sim Sim let's try it backwards sim seam sin seen seen sin

  • seam sim so give it a try I know people are going to notice the difference if

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How to Pronounce SEEM SEAM SIM SCENE SEEN SIN - Long E, Short i, M, N - English Pronunciation

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    Summer posted on 2020/09/16
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