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  • Hi everyone Jennifer from Tarle speech with  your pronunciation question of the week.

  • We have three words today: violet the flower or a shade of purple 

  • violence a behavior intended to harm and violent means involving force

  • Let's take a look at our words.  

  • I'm going to start by teaching you how  to say these sounds with two beats.

  • I always think less is more. Let's start with  syllable one for all of these. It's the same and  

  • that is vi. To do this, we're going to start with  that v sound. To do this your lips are going to be  

  • open. You're going to be gently touching  your teeth. Sometimes they say biting the  

  • inside or the outside of your bottom lip. Air  is going to continue to move out of your mouth.

  • If you close your lips it is going to  sound like a b and we don't want that.  

  • It is V with the air moving out notwith the air puffing out. So again V.

  • Next we're going to move to that long I soundTo do that open your mouth in a wide circle I.  

  • Tip of your tongue starts very lowback of your tongue is pulled high up,  

  • as you close your mouth to a smile, your tongue  will move to high and flat in your mouth.

  • Now for violet, we're going to end with lutTo do this, touch the tip of your tongue to the  

  • back of your top front teeth. To be super  specific, where your teeth meet the roof  

  • of your mouth. Add that short ah and then end  with the t. Do this by touching the tip of  

  • the tongue to the back of the top front teeth and  the air pops out. lut vi lit violet violet violet

  • Now for violence, again, we're going to  start with that l and u again. For the n  

  • the difference here, the tip of your tongue is  still touching the back of your top front teeth,  

  • but instead of the air puffing out  of your mouth, it's going to move  

  • out of your nose, and then you're going to  pull your tongue down away from your teeth.  

  • It's either just behind your top teeth, or  it could be pointing down, and air is going  

  • to move out of your mouth for that s luns luns  luns vi luns violence violence violence

  • Now for violent, again, we know that  l-u-n, when your tongue is here for the n,  

  • air is moving out of your nose. We're going  to shift the air to puffing out of the mouth,  

  • and we're going to pull that tongue tip down.

  • lunt lunt violent violent violent

  • So we have violet violence violent

  • I do hear some people add a schwa and you can  totally do that. I actually left a little  

  • space there and you could say  violet, violence, or violent.  

  • Another difference I hear is sometimes I hear  people say a long o violet, violence, violent.

  • So you have many options here. I do  think saying two beats is always easiest:  

  • violet, violence, violent, but you do  have options. And you can add that schwa:  

  • violet, violence, and violent. Or you can have the  long o if you want: violet, violence, and violent.

  • So I have a sentence for you.  I didn't want to use the word  

  • violent in a sentence. It sounded so wrongBut I googled and I have a great sentence:

  • The Violet Violence is a band that I learned  about while preparing for this video.

  • So give it a try I know people are going to notice  the difference. Please share us with your friends.  

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Hi everyone Jennifer from Tarle speech with  your pronunciation question of the week.

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