Silent Letter: How to Pronounce the letters WH as the H (who, whom) & W (when, why) sounds

Learn how to pronounce the letters WH as the H and W sounds when reading. Learn how to correctly pronounce this spelling combination with this American English pronunciation lesson. WH pronounced as H – who, whom WH pronounced as W – when, why, what, where Jennifer Tarle from Tarle…


Silent Letter: How to Read and Pronounce the letters SW as S & SW

Learn how to read and pronounce the English letters SW correctly with this American English pronunciation lesson. The letters SW are pronounced as S or SW. You can pronounce SW as S in sword or SW in swing, swipe, swish. Jennifer Tarle from Tarle Speech and Language guides you through a quick…


How to Read and Pronounce the letters NG - American English Pronunciation Lesson

Learn how to pronounce the letters NG as the sound NG in English words correctly with this American English pronunciation lesson. Jennifer Tarle from Tarle Speech and Language guides you through a quick pronunciation lesson with quick tips to have you sounding clearer in no time. NG is pronounced…


How to pronounce the letters WR

When a word is spelled with WR, this letter pair is pronounced as R. Yes, the two letters: WR are pronounced as one sound: R. This is the case in words like: Wrinkle Write Wrap Wreathe Wreck Wrench Wrong Recommend Video: "Write"


How Do You Pronounce The Letter “Y” At The End of a Word?

How Do You Pronounce The Letter “Y” At The End of a Word? If a word is one syllable, and ends in a “Y”, pronounce it as the long I sound. This is the case in words like “my", "by", "shy”. If a word is two syllables, and ends in a “Y”, pronounce it as the long E sound. This is the case in words like…


How Do You Pronounce the Letter “C”?

If the letter “C” is followed by the letters “E”, “I”, or “Y”, pronounce it as an “S” sound. This is the case in words like “cellar, city ,cyst”. If the letter “C” is followed by the letters “A” “O”, “U” or a consonant, pronounce it as a “K” sound. This is the case in words like “cab, cola, cut,…


How to say words spelled with OULD

Today’s question is from an ESL speaker in the United States.  “Is a slight sound of an “l” in WOULD, no?” Words spelled with OULD are pronounced with two sounds:  Short oo and D.  No L sound is used.  This spelling combination of sounds is pronounced like the “OOD” in the words:  wood, good,…


What is a heteronym?

Heteronyms are confusing. These words are spelled the same but are pronounced differently.  Depending on the pronuncitation, they have different meanings.  That is why it is so important to LISTEN to the pronunciation instead of relying on reading. Here are some examples: Close: Pronounced CLOZ…


Homographs: different meaning and different pronunciation

Homographs are words that have the same spelling, but the meaning and pronunciations are different.  These are VERY difficult for most ESL speakers. For example: CLOSE Close (pronounced CLOZ) the door. Don't stand so close (pronounced CLOS) to me. PROJECT The project (pronounced praw ject) is…


How do I Pronounce Words Spelled with the letters EIGHT?

Words that are spelled with the letters EIGHT are pronounced as two sounds: LONG A-T or LONG I-T Yes, these 5 letters are pronounced with only 2 sounds. Here are some examples: Freight (F-R- LONG A-T) Eight (LONG A-T) Eighty (LONG A-T-LONG E) Height (H-LONG I-T) Sleight (S-L-LONG I-T)