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Pronunciation: nasal sounds
Transcript of Pronunciation: nasal sounds
"NASAL SOUNDS"? * If you hold your nose you won't be able to do the sound! * Now use your voice to make a sound (don't move your tongue!).
* Check by holding your nose that you don't say /l/ instead of /n/. * This is the sound of "bring", the consonant is actually one sound even though it is written with two letters. /m/ /n/ same
cane Repeat the words below and notice the contrast Because when we make these sounds, the air goes out of our noses instead of our mouths! /m/ /n/ Three nasal consonants in English /m/ /n/ gong
lame Differences between the three sounds /n/ wing
__________________________ Write 4 words with the sound and 4 more with the sound, both in a final position. win
_____________ sound sound Try to find words which show the contrast between the two sounds. /n/ bomb-Bonn
- A bomb exploded in Bonn. game - gain /m/ - /n/ Robin-robbing
- Robin was caught robbing a bank. thin-thing son - song /n/ - Make sentences with these words. Then, in pairs, read to each other the sentences written. mountain nail donkey - _____________________ - _____________________ - _____________________ same-sane - _____________________ Spanish speakers tend to say /n/ instead of /m/. "fron" instead of from "ice-crean" instead of ice-cream No problems at all! Maybe the problem arises when this sound is at the end of a word. Examples: bone, sin, telephone, cone... Problem (final sound) → tango, naranja
→ banca, tanca
→ finger, donkey → /
→ sang, fang
→ long, wrong They substitute the sound for the sound so they pronounce "sin" instead of sing. /n/ This sound exists both in Catalan and Spanish. Thank you for your attention!