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  • hi everyone jennifer from tarle speech with  your pronunciation question we have two words  

  • today please which is a polite word to ask  for permission and police which is the force  

  • um that is responsible for keeping peace so to say  these words correctly we are going to say please  

  • with one syllable and police with two syllables so  how do we do this let's start with the word police  

  • to do this we're going to start with and to do  that lips are closed and then you're going to  

  • open why you say that short uh sound pa pa

  • then we're going to move to syllable number two  the lease and to do this you're going to touch the  

  • tip of your tongue to the back of your top front  teeth hold it there for the l smile for that long  

  • e tongue is nice and high and flat in your mouth  and then we're going to end with the s sound  

  • to do this tip of your tongue is either  pointed down or behind the top front teeth  

  • it's not touching the teeth and your voice box  is off and it is not moving puh lease police  

  • police police for the word please little  different one syllable so we're not going  

  • to have that uh sound between the puh and  the l so to do this what you're going to do  

  • is you're going to keep your lips together for  that pee ppp and then as you open them you're  

  • going to quickly put your tongue on the back  of your top front teeth for that l ll ll if  

  • it helps you you can actually have your tongue  in the spot for the l i have it ready behind  

  • the top front teeth touching and then  close the mouth for the pee pl pl pl  

  • it's a little bit harder but you can do  it with a little bit of practice so again  

  • tongue is ready for that l lips are  together and then as you open your mouth  

  • you can say that l sound without having that uh  in between pl then again add that long e and then  

  • this time we're ending with the z z to do this  tip of the tongue is either pointed down or behind  

  • the top front teeth that is not touching voice  box is on and moving when we have this voiced  

  • z sound at the end of the word as opposed to  the s that is unvoiced that e is going to sound  

  • a little bit longer in this case so let's  give this word a try please please please

  • police police police please police  please police and now for a sentence  

  • the police asked the people to please form  a line the police asked the people to please  

  • form a line and before i tell you to give it a try  i do want to make one comment that sometimes you  

  • will hear people over pronouncing the word please  to make a point and they will say paw please  

  • please give me a like and a share so you will  hear that but typically people will make this word  

  • with only one syllable please and police with two  syllables so again give it a try people are going  

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hi everyone jennifer from tarle speech with  your pronunciation question we have two words  

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