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  • Let's find out how to make your pronunciation more natural.

  • So in fast speech we don't pronounce every word equally.

  • Fast words are often pronounced as this sound - 'the schwa'.

  • It's a lazy sound like this 'uh'. Here are some examples:

  • In natural speech grammar words like articles,

  • prepositions can be reduced to a 'schwa'.

  • 'A' and 'of' can become 'Ə'. 'Anbecomes 'Əm'. 'To' becomes 'tƏ'.

  • 'A cup of tea' becomescup Ə tea'.

  • Also the auxiliary 'haveis often reduced to just 'Ə'.

  • 'Would have' becomes 'wouldƏ', 'should have' 'shouldƏ'

  • and 'could have' 'couldƏ'.

  • You should have told me, I would have helped.

  • And with 'going to', the 'to' often becomes 'Ə' so we

  • get 'gƏnnƏ' and 'want to' becomes 'wƏnnƏ'.

  • So if you want to sound more natural you're going to have to use the schwa.

Let's find out how to make your pronunciation more natural.

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The Schwa - English In A Minute

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/12/28
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