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  • Welcome to the Minute Of Speech.

  • This confusing word pair comes from many discussions regarding the video, "How to Say Hot and Hut".

  • The words are "hot": a high temperature, and" hat": clothing we wear on our heads.

  • To say these words correctly, focus on the vowel sounds' mouth shape.

  • To say "hot," start by saying "H".

  • Add an "O" by opening your mouth wide.

  • Your tongue will rest in the bottom of your mouth

  • Think of opening your mouth and an oval, then end with the "t": "hot".

  • To say "hat," start by saying "H," add an "a" by opening your mouth wide.

  • Your tongue will rest in the bottom of your mouth.

  • Think of opening your mouth in a circle, then end with the "T": "hat".

  • Let's try it: "hot" "hot" "hot".

  • "Hat" "Hat" "Hat" "Hot" "Hat".

  • "I wear a hat in the hot sun." "I wear a hat in the hot Sun."

  • Try it, people will notice the difference.

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How to Pronounce HOT /hɑt/ & HAT /hæt/ - American English Pronunciation Lesson

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    naomi posted on 2021/05/20
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