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  • Hi everyone this is Jennifer from Tarle Speech with your Two for Tuesday

  • We have homophones - two words that are spelled differently, have different meaningsbut are pronounced exactly the same.

  • Our words today are cellar, or a basement and seller a person who sells something.

  • So let's take a look at these words. We have cellar and seller.

  • So to say these words correctly, we are going to focus on two syllables: cell and then ler.

  • Now I'm going to give you a tip on how to make this a little bit easier, um, so you sound a little clearer

  • So we're going to start with the "s" sound.

  • To say this sound the tip of your tongue is not touching your teeth.

  • Can be either right behind your top teeth or pointed down a little biteither is fine as long as the sound is there and the air is going to move out of your mouth.

  • Next we're going to move to that short "eh" sound.

  • Your mouth is openYou are just going to see the tip of your tongue poking out between the top and the bottom teeth.

  • It's not poking out. It's actually just between the teeth but you can see it there.

  • Now here's the key: we're going to move to the "l" sound.

  • To do this, tip of the tongue moves up and it's going to touch the back of the top front teeth, and it can touch right between your teeth and the roof of your mouth.

  • That is fine, if you need to get super specific.

  • Now you are going to keep your tongue there. "Sell", keep it there.

  • Now, you are going to then move from that spot, almost like you're saying another "l", for the second part of the word, and then pull your tongue down to move to that "er" sound.

  • Now you have two options for the "er": the tip of your tongue can be either pointed downor it could be flipped back.

  • The key here is, the back of the tongue is pulled up way high, and is tense in the back of the mouth.

  • So let's try this, "cell", and now keep your tongue there and then we're going to move it to the "ler".

  • Sell-ler. Seller. (repeated multiple times)

  • And now for a sentence: the seller keeps all of his merchandise in his cellar

  • Give it a try! People are going to notice the difference!

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  • Thanks everyone have the best week!

Hi everyone this is Jennifer from Tarle Speech with your Two for Tuesday

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How to Pronounce CELLAR & SELLER - American English Homophone Pronunciation Lesson

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