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  • hey everyone jennifer from tarle speech with your  pronunciation question today's question is apt for  

  • this christmas day how do i pronounce the words  christian which is a follower of christianity  

  • and christianity a religion based on the teachings  of jesus christ so i do think people get confused  

  • because the person's name jesus christ is  with the long i christ but when we say the  

  • word christian and christianity we are actually  going to use a short i so let's take a look at  

  • both of these words how do we say these words so  to say christian we're going to think about two  

  • beats chris chen the mistake i hear as people  try to pronounce all of these letters um and say  

  • christian and that isn't correct it's just two  beats two syllables chris chun for christianity  

  • we're going to have one two three four five beats  or five syllables and this gets slightly confusing  

  • because we are going to shift the word stress from  syllable one on chris to the an adi when we add  

  • that ity ending so let's break these two words  down to say christian we're going to start with  

  • chris and to do this we're going to say the k and  the r sound together in a blend or a cluster to do  

  • this tip of your tongue is pointed down for the  k back of the tongue is pulled up air puffs out  

  • keep your tongue there you're going to close your  mouth a little bit to square tense lip shape and  

  • that is going to give you that r sound you do not  want to open your mouth wide between those sounds  

  • that will add an extra sound there keep your mouth  in about the same position and then just close it  

  • add the short sound relaxed mouth your mouth is  slightly open tongue is just below those top teeth  

  • and then end with an s for that first syllable  to do an s the tip of the tongue either behind  

  • the top teeth or pointing down it is not  touching the t so that air can move out  

  • chris then we're going to end with chun to do  this the ch sound two letters one sound the  

  • ch sound to do that touch the tip of your  tongue to the back of your top front teeth  

  • and then pull the tongue back  your lips are going to be puckered

  • and then you're going to add the schwa the  uh sound your mouth is just open and relaxed  

  • and then end with the n the n sound you're going  to do that by touching the tip of your tongue to  

  • the back of your top front teeth air is going to  move out of your nose i did write it as chin if  

  • that's easier for you to remember like your chin  um then you can say it that way as well the key is  

  • just a very short and relaxed vowel for syllable  two let's put that all together chris chin  

  • christian christian christian and now for christianity  

  • syllable number two instead of the short  is going to be along e chi to make that e  

  • you're going to smile and make that vowel nice  and long and then we're going to say and to do  

  • this open your mouth wide tongue tip will be low  in your mouth back of the tongue will be pulled up  

  • mouth is in a nice wide circle and then move that  mouth while you're closing it move the tongue to  

  • the back of the top front teeth again for the  n an this syllable is going to be the loudest  

  • the longest and the highest because this is  our stressed syllable so again longest vowel  

  • a little bit louder and higher in pitch than  the others then we're going to add a schwa uh  

  • and then end with d to do that touch the tip of  the tongue to the back of the top front teeth  

  • and then smile for the e e all right so let's put  this all together chris chi an a dee chris chi an  

  • adee christian adee christianity christianity  Christianity let me try it again christianity  

  • christian christianity and now for a sentence  it's a big day for people who follow christianity  

  • these christians from around the world will  be celebrating christmas merry christmas  

  • everyone wishing you peace and joy in  this holiday season thank you everyone

hey everyone jennifer from tarle speech with your  pronunciation question today's question is apt for  

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How to Pronounce CHRISTIAN & CHRISTIANITY - American English Pronunciation Lesson

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    Summer posted on 2020/12/25
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