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  • Hey there everyone Jennifer from Tarle  speech with your question of the week!  

  • Two words today roam to move about aimlessly and  room a division of a building with four walls.  

  • I think the confusion comes in because of the  spelling typically when we see two vowels together 

  • -the first one we pronounce the letter  name and make it a long vowel and 

  • -the second one is just silent  that is the case here in

  • But here for this o o we  are going to pronounce it as  

  • EW. So let's take a look at all of these  sounds and break this down a little bit more.

  • Okay let's start with that last sound the  m easy breezy put your lips together mmmmm.  

  • Air moves out of your nose.

  • You're going to start both of these words with  the r sound rrrr. Lips are square and tense,  

  • tip of the tongue is either pointed down or  flipped back, back of the tongue is pulled  

  • up high in both situations, and be sure to not  touch your teeth with the tip of your tongue.  

  • If you do that oftentimes it will sound like  a d sound or a trilled r to um a listener.

  • Next we're going to move to the EW by puckering  your tongue is just going to be flat in your mouth  

  • and then again end with the m.

  • room room room room room

  • And then for roam. You're going to open  your mouth more for that vowel sound  

  • OOOO. Gonna start in that wide oval shape. Tip  of the tongue is down, back of the tongue is  

  • pulled high up. And then you're going to move  to a pucker. As you pucker your tongue is  

  • going to move along for the ride and end up  flat and in the middle of your mouth. OOOOO

  • roam roam roam roam roam

  • This would also be the pronunciation of the city  Rome and that's how we would say that in English.

  • So again we have: room room room 

  • roam roam Rome room  

  • roam room roam

  • And now for a sentence:

  • The dog will roam around the room all day.

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  • Thanks so much everyone have an amazing weekend!

Hey there everyone Jennifer from Tarle  speech with your question of the week!  

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