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  • In this American English pronunciation video, we're going to go over the pronunciation of

  • the word 'family'.

  • This week's Word of the Week is 'family'. 'Family' may be pronounced with three syllables,

  • but more commonly you'll hear it with two. Family, family. it begins with the F consonant

  • sound, so the bottom lip will come up and touch the bottom of the top front teeth. Ff,

  • ff, fa-. Then we have the AA as in BAT vowel. It's followed by the M consonant, and whenever

  • the AA vowel is followed by an M consonant, actually by any nasal consonant, it's not

  • quite a pure AA vowel. The back part of the tongue will relax, and we'll get an uh-like

  • sound. Fa-, fa-, fam-, family. The second syllable, unstressed, has the L consonant

  • sound, ll, ll, tongue tip here, and the EE as in SHE vowel. So, the tongue tip will come

  • down, the corners of the lips will pull wide a bit, -ly, -ly. Family, family. I have family

  • in town.

  • That's it, your Word of the Week. Try it out yourself. Make up a sentence with the

  • word, record it, and post it as a video response to this video on YouTube. I can't wait to

  • watch it.

  • That's it, and thanks so much for using Rachel's English.

In this American English pronunciation video, we're going to go over the pronunciation of

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How to Pronounce FAMILY - Word of the Week - American English Pronunciation

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    Sam   posted on 2015/04/29
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