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  • Hello everyone it is Jennifer with Tarle speech  with your pronunciation question. Our question  

  • today is how do I pronounce the word on - which  is in contact with a surface or part of a topic;  

  • own - belonging to a person; and only  - meaning solely or exclusively or  

  • um no longer than like only a year.

  • So let's start with the n sound n let's get that  out of the way to save the sound you're going to  

  • touch the tip of your tongue to the back of your  top front teeth air moves out of your nose the l  

  • sound is made in the same spot this uh  but the air moves out of your mouth.

  • So let's also talk about the e e is  that nice high flat tongue vowel is long  

  • and you are smiling so we're going  to end this word with lee lee.

  • Now let's talk about these vowels o in english  is very confusing for a lot of my students.  

  • It can be pronounced many different  ways. We have two options here for the  

  • letter o and how we pronounce it.

  • For on we are going to pronounce it with an open  short oh sound you can see my mouth is in an oval,  

  • it's very open, my lips are not puckered. My  tongue is going to be low in the front and  

  • pulled up and high in the back oh. You're going  to see I have to close my mouth oh on on on.

  • Now for own I'm going to start with that  open mouth again, my tongue is going to be  

  • low the back, is going to be pulled up, but  then I'm going to move to a pucker . oh oh  

  • As I close my mouth and move to that pucker  my tongue is going to just come along for  

  • the ride it's going to start here oh and it's  going to move up as I close my mouth. oh oh

  • And then add the n oh n own 

  • So we have on on on 

  • own own own only only only

  • So yes we're going to use that long o here.

  • So let's try those again on  

  • own only on own only

  • And now for a sentence She only wants to be on her own  

  • when she is studying. She only wants to be  

  • on her own when she is studying.

  • So give it a try i know people are going  to notice the difference if you found this  

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Hello everyone it is Jennifer with Tarle speech  with your pronunciation question. Our question  

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How to Pronounce ON, OWN, ONLY - American English Pronunciation Lesson

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    Summer posted on 2021/09/10
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