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  • Hi everybody Jennifer from Tarle speech with your pronunciation question today's

  • question is about the th sound everyone's favorite and it is how do I

  • say the word thief or a person who steals and teeth your pearly whites

  • let's go ahead and take a look so we have the word thief and the word teeth

  • and I wrote them on this side of the board so that you can see the sounds

  • that you're supposed to be making and you can focus on that instead of the

  • spelling so for the word thief we're going to start with that th sound the th

  • sound here is voiceless meaning your voice box is not moving and your throat

  • is not vibrating you are going to stick your tongue out of your mouth and do not

  • touch your teeth yes technically the sides of your tongue can touch your

  • teeth but for most of my students when I say this they cheat and then they really

  • touch the teeth and then what happens is no air can come out of your mouth and it

  • sounds like a t so make sure your tongue is down away from your front

  • teeth so the air can move out for that th sound next smile because the th is

  • finished and saythe long e sound and then end with the F sound and to do this

  • you're going to have open lips you can slightly bite the inside of the bottom

  • teeth if you want and some people bite their bottom lip for this sound and

  • you're going to make sure that that air keeps coming out ff ff or ff ff let's put it all

  • together thief thief thief thief this word is super difficult for some

  • people because instead of a th sound I hear some people make an F sound so

  • really take your time with this start with that th sound move to the long e

  • and then end with that F theif the next word teeth going to start by

  • touching the tip of the tongue to the back of the top front teeth

  • and then you're going to move to that long e sound and then stick your tongue

  • out of your mouth for the th and you know the drill

  • try not to touch your teeth because when you do this it stops the air and it's

  • going to sound like a T sound and we don't want that teeth teeth teeth teeth

  • for both of these words please take your time

  • this word is difficult because some people say a T sound instead of a th and

  • again for a thief some people say F instead of th so really take your time

  • focus on that th sound let's try those both again thief thief thief teeth teeth

  • teeth the thief was missing his two front teeth the thief was missing his

  • two front teeth give it a try people are definitely going to notice the

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Hi everybody Jennifer from Tarle speech with your pronunciation question today's

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How to Pronounce THIEF & TEETH - American English Pronunciation Lesson

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    Summer posted on 2020/10/14
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