“R-controlled” vowels consist of a vowel plus the R. These are very difficult for foreign English speakers. You need to move your mouth a lot to say these sounds, so I put them into the category that I call movement vowels. The “R-controlled”...Today’s question is from a Japanese viewer: “Are -cian, -tion, -sion endings all pronounced the same?” Yes, they are pronounced SHUN. beautician clinician politician abbreviation action temptation omission concision...Here is another question from You Tube: “I have another question…about something called the glottal stop? For example, Americans pronounce button without pronouncing “ton” but instead a “n” sound from the throat… so it...This is a great and frequently asked question from a subscriber: “Is it necessary to touch your tongue to the back of your top teeth? Sorry for asking so many questions! :)” I love questions…keep them coming! Some native speakers will make this...This question is from a YouTube subscriber: “How do you pronounce 2?” Excellent question. I receive a lot of questions about the words: TO, TWO (2) and TOO. All of these words are all pronounced the same. They all have 2 sounds: T: Made by placing...An accent is a pattern of speaking. Most people are familiar with foreign English speaker’s accents. But the truth is we all have an accent. Our accent varies depending on our geography, peer group, and audience.