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  • Hey everyone!

  • Jennifer from Tarle Speech with your two for Tuesday.

  • We have homophones that are pronounced exactly the same way.

  • We have let her or let her which means to allow her and letter a character or note.

  • So to say these words correctly, let's think about two beats.

  • We are going to start with that le.

  • And to do this touch the tip of the tongue to the back of the top, front teeth,

  • your mouth is slightly open.

  • Keep your mouth in about that same place and your tongue is going to pop down and just

  • peak out between your top and bottom teeth.

  • le le le

  • Then you are going to touch the tip of the tongue to the back of the top front teeth

  • again super quickly some people will touch the top of the mouth and that's ok

  • and then what we are going to do is then pull the tongue down for the er

  • so again, tip of your tongue will point down

  • some people will flip the tongue back, that is fine,

  • back of the tongue is always pulled high up for the er sound

  • and again tip of the tongue is down or flipped back.

  • the D that I am teaching here is actually a flap t

  • which think about it as a super fast D sound that will make things a little bit easier

  • let's put this all together.

  • le der

  • le der

  • letter

  • letter

  • let her

  • let her

  • letter

  • let her

  • You might be asking too why are you saying her like letter because of linking.

  • and that is what you hear when you are hearing super fast speech or what is perceived as

  • fast speech

  • is that we are linking and doing some reductions

  • with the vowels

  • if you want to continue say let her everyone is going to understand you

  • that's totally fine but you can say let her and that will sound a little bit faster

  • so now for a sentence

  • The mail person let her in so she could mail the letter.

  • The mail person let her in so she could mail the letter.

  • So give it a try, I know people are going to notice the difference.

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How to Pronounce LET HER & LETTER - American English Homophone Pronunciation Lesson

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    Summer posted on 2021/11/02
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