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  • hey everybody Jennifer from Tarle speech with your pronunciation question

  • today's question can be a very embarrassing mistake and the question is

  • how do I say the word pawn which is a chess piece or that is security for a

  • loan and the embarrassing mistake would be someone might say porn which is short

  • for pornography so let's take a look at both of these words we have pawn and

  • porn so for the word pawn what you need to focus on is one vowel two letters

  • which stand for one vowel and the vowel here is the short open oh sound to make

  • this vowel you're going to open your mouth in a very wide oval shape and when

  • you do that think about putting your tongue really low in your mouth oh you

  • can see the tip of my tongue is way down on the bottom of my mouth and the back

  • of my tongue is pulled up oh oh oh so when I put that out together

  • pawn think the confusion here is that people often try to close their mouth

  • for that W sound pow n and then it kind of sounds like porn and the reason is is

  • that the or vowel is going to move and it's sort of that pucker shape so or or

  • so let's look at the difference oh or or so let's put those all together pawn

  • pawn pawn and porn porn porn the pawn shop refused to sell porn give it a try

  • I know people are going to notice the difference if you found this helpful

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How to Pronounce PAWN & PORN - English Pronunciation Lesson

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    Summer posted on 2020/09/16
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