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  • Hi everyone Jennifer from Tarle speech  with your pronunciation question

  • Two words today equate which means to consider  

  • things to be equivalent and adequate meaning acceptable 

  • So we have a couple variations today - so we're  going to go ahead and talk about those . So our  

  • first word is equate - i'm saying it with the  schwa sound which is that short uh sound , uh  

  • it's unstressed it's super soft super short, lower  in pitch. My stress syllable here is going to be  

  • kwait, and to say that you're going to start  with the k - tip of the tongue is down, back of  

  • the tongue is pulled up, and then you're going  to round your lips for that w sound. kw kw kw 

  • You can see because I know how  to make this sound I actually  

  • start with my lips puckered and I say the  k sound while my lips are already puckered.

  • So you can do either next I'm  going to move to that long  

  • a sound, and to do that the tip of my tongue  is low in my mouth, and my mouth is open wide,  

  • then as I close to a smilemy tongue gets high and flat a  

  • a a. Then i'm going to touch the tip of my tongue  to the back of my top front teeth for that t t. 

  • quait quait quait equate equate equate I do hear people say and it is acceptable  

  • to say equate, that is totally fine with that  long e sound, remember as I always say it is  

  • about being clear and understood, not about  being perfect, not about which word is perfect,  

  • so that's a variation that I do here and  people should understand you when you say that

  • Now for the word adequate, we are going to  stress syllable one which is the add add,  

  • to do that you're going to open your mouth wide  in a round circle for that ah sound, the tip  

  • of your tongue will be low, back of your tongue  will be pulled up, touch the tip of your tongue  

  • to the back of your top front teeth for that  d sound, the voice box is on, air puffs out. i

  • I'm going to move to that short unstressed  swa schwa syllable the uh sound uh 

  • A tip for you um people who might have trouble  with this is to try to link that schwa to the  

  • first syllable, so i'm not going to say  add a i'm going to say add a add a add

  • And then we're going to end with  quit, like the word quit q-u-i-t. 

  • The difference here is because this  is unstressed, we're going to use that  

  • short ih sound instead of the long a. Add a quit adequate adequate adequate 

  • If you're wondering how to say  this short i sound relaxed mouth -  

  • you can just see my tongue right about hereright about at the um, bottom of my upper top  

  • teeth there, it's not touching anywhere, and  it is a little bit more relaxed in my mouth,  

  • so it's not an e it's an ih not an e ih - so you  can see just by relaxing my mouth, your tongue is  

  • going to pop down a bit, just like mine did, so  smile for the e, relax the lips, and the tongue  

  • will pop down slightly for that short ih sound So let's put these all together again 

  • equate equate equate adequate adequate adequate 

  • equate adequate and now for a sentence 

  • An adequate response does not always  equate to the expected response.

  • So give it a try i know people are going to notice  the difference! If you found this helpful please  

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Hi everyone Jennifer from Tarle speech  with your pronunciation question

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B1 adequate tongue sound ih syllable unstressed

How to Pronounce EQUATE & ADEQUATE - American English Pronunciation Lesson

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    Summer posted on 2021/07/16
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