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Everybody will come to invade dot com I'm Adam.
Today's lesson is pronunciation, and we're gonna look at the ts sound like it's sound, which is a little bit difficult for non native English speakers, especially ones that don't have this in their own language.
Now, I'm gonna try to explain to you the tongue position within your mouth to make this sound, and it's a little bit tricky because I'm a really bad artist.
I wish I could draw it for you, but it will confuse you more.
So bear with me.
We're gonna look at TS.
Now, basically, this is a combination of the two sounds, So I want you to maybe close your eyes and try to concentrate on where your tongue is when you pronounce the letter T t.
So you the tip of your tongue is reaching the top of your mouth the roof of your mouth just behind the teeth.
Okay, T.
And what you're doing is you're squeezing the tongue up against the roof and then you're blowing out air.
You're popping out air to make that tea sound.
Okay, then think about the S sound with the S sound.
The tip of your tongue is behind your bottom teeth.
The sides of the tongue are pressing against the roof, and there's a very small, narrow space between the tongue and the roof, and you're blowing air through that little nearer space.
Now what you're doing with the TS is you're getting the pop of the tea means you're squeezing the tongue all the way up to the roof.
You still keeping the tip behind your back teeth and then you're popping that air.
You pushing that first air out through the tongue and then you finishing it off with an S just blowing through that narrow space that's left behind So pop and then in the air, flow a pop for the tea and then an air floor for the s.
Now it's a lot easier when you think about your tongue position in the sound when you're actually saying words, So try to repeat after me now, before you start.
What I really recommend is that you find a way to record yourself.
OK, you can use your phone.
You can use a recorder, record yourself and then try to compare my sound and your sound and make the adjustments as you need OK, flats flat.
It's ending.
So flats.
But it's flats.
If you think about like the British way to say a room like you rent a flat your rent.
People rent flats.
Bots short for robots, but cats, one cat, many cats, shirts, shirts.
It's a little bit for some of you will be a bit harder because of the are to make the switch into the ts sound.
But again, it's pronunciation is all about practice and repetition.
Repetition, repetition.
This dude Oh, many times, record yourself.
Listen, make the adjustments and pay very careful attention to where your tongue is in relation to other parts of the of the mouth.
OK, and the teeth.
Now these are all at the end of the word.
What happens when you put it in the beginning?
That not that many words that start with a T s but tsunami tsunami.
Now, if you'll pay careful attention, you'll realize that the tea is a little bit more pronounced.
You have a little bit more of a T sound here.
It's very squeezing.
You have mawr of the S sound with that initial pop of the tea with tsunami, you hear that t a little bit more, because that's where you're starting your sound.
Now, a lot of people I've heard over the years say Pisa, but when you have to shed together, it's pizza.
It's like a T s sound pizza, pizza.
And again, you have a bit of more of that T sound because you're splitting the two syllables.
Pizza, pizza!
Now again.
Repeat, repeat, repeat and listen to yourself.
Now is a little bit of a bonus.
I got a bit of a more natural native sound for these words using the ts sound.
So a lot of you will read this and you will say it is OK.
First of all, when you see this when you're contracting that it is, don't open it up again.
If you see it Apostrophe s say it's it's even if you're not comfortable with a ts town, the more you practice, the easier it will become, the more natural it'll be Now keep in mind that native speakers, when they're speaking at natural speed, they don't say it's okay.
They say it's okay.
It's OK.
So the I is often either completely dropped or reduced to a very subtle sound.
it's OK, It's OK, it's OK And the ts sound blends with the old sound.
So it sounds like or you can even say It's like, uh, sorry, little messy here.
Little tiny I.
And then you have so and then you have the cake.
It's OK, it's OK.
Because why?
Why not shorten if you could make a shorter make a shorter So then you concentrate on the ts Okay sound and you blend it into like a word by itself so you'll hear native speakers saying it's OK.
You go to a restaurant.
You you have ah, you leave a tip or you leave the money and the person the waitress or the waiter wants to give you.
Change it so it's OK, It's OK.
Keep it right.
So it's OK.
Same with it's all right.
First of all, don't say it is say it's all right now again, this is in a very proper way of speaking.
You say it's all right.
But again, native speakers, natural speed, natural situation.
We don't pronounce also all the sounds.
It's all right.
The l is often dropped.
It's all right.
It's all it sounds like a w.
It's Alright, Because again, the l R are very confusing for the time, not confusing there.
They're so similar sounding that it's often easier just to drop one, if you can.
It's all right.
And then again, either drop this or make it small, right?
Uh, what do you think?
That that's all right?
What did you think of the movie?
Oh, that's all right.
What do you think of this food?
And that's all right.
It's all right.
So we don't say the l, we say like a W.
And if you pay attention to some, like American speakers, they don't even say there are.
Sometimes it's their right site, so it's a little bit even more confusing.
So you have to be a little bit careful.
This should make it make it easier if you turn to sand What they're actually saying?
So if he did you hear that saw, you know, it's probably all right or it's OK, So Okay, it's okay.
So that's how we combine it.
And the same for that, even if it or that same idea.
That's okay.
That's OK.
It's OK.
And we'll probably just job there that Okay, uh, that's okay.
That's Okay.
It's OK.
That's right.
That's right.
That's all right.
So that talk, right?
That's all right.
So everything gets blended together.
Something's air dropped.
Something's air pronounced or enunciated.
A little bit stronger or stressed.
A little bit stronger.
But again, as long as you can get the ts sound in there, everything else will be understood.
You will be able to understand native speakers.
They will be able to understand you if you blend all these sounds and again a lot of people.
The problem they have is that there ts Sounds like like just like an s.
Sorry, right?
Not a problem.
People will understand you, but if you say cast, that's a whole different word.
If he say, boss, that's a whole different word here.
It makes a big difference here.
Not so much, because it's a bit more informal.
It's all right.
Might be a little bit confusing, but understood, Boss.
Completely different word.
You're gonna have a bit of confusion for your listener.
Okay, So again, remember pronunciation.
Repeat, repeat, repeat, record yourself.
Listen compared to a native English speaker and see where the adjustments need to be made.
Now As with other pronunciation videos, it's very difficult to make a quiz out of this.
So there's no quiz for this lesson, but you can still go to invade dot com and ask any questions you have, and I'll be happy to answer them as best I can.
If you like the video, please give me a thumbs up.
And don't forget to subscribe to my channel and come back.
I'll try to make more of these pronunciation videos to help you speak more like a native speaker.
Okay, see you again soon.
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English Pronunciation: How to make the TS sound

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