Sound like a native English speaker with this quick ESL pronunciation speaking lesson to learn how to pronounce compound nouns: pot luck and bad luck /pɔt lʌk & bæd lʌk /. A compound noun is a combination of two words that make a new noun. Sometimes, these are referred to as a compound word. Learn to stress the FIRST word in these combinations to be better understood. And remember that stress makes a word or syllable: louder, longer, and higher than the others. Improve your intonation, word stress, and overall pronunciation speaking today with this short video lesson.