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  • mhm.

  • Hi there, Jennifer.

  • From Tarell Speech With your pronunciation question.

  • Our question today is how do I say the word ballot, which is a written secret vote.

  • And here is our word ballot.

  • The mistake that I hear most of the time is that people say Ott because of spelling, and we're not going to say Ott, we're going to say Cut or it's the key for this ending is that it's going to be nice and short and more of a relaxed vowel.

  • We're going to start with the B sound bah, and then we're going to move to the Al to do this lips there together for the be open wide into a circle for that A and then moved to the l by touching the tip of your tongue to the back of your top front teeth.

  • Wow, bow and then we're going to end with.

  • But to do this mouth is relaxed and open.

  • Nice short vowel and end with the tea by touching the tip of the tongue to the back of the top Front teeth Put it all together.

  • Ballot, ballot, ballot.

  • If you're asking how I do this without having that explosion of air and saying Ballot with that really strong tea.

  • All I'm doing is holding my tongue behind my teeth for the teeth.

  • And I'm not letting it popped down so that the air doesn't explode out.

  • Ballot, ballot, ballot.

  • And now for a sentence.

  • Americans will cast their ballot on Tuesday, so give it a try.

  • I know people are going to notice the difference.

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How to Pronounce BALLOT - American English Pronunciation Lesson

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/11/03
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