This week’s question:
“How do you pronounce “vein” and “vain”. I can never get it right. Thank you! Sincerely, a Chinese student: D”
Good news: VANE and VEIN are both pronounced the same way. Three sounds: V-long A-N.
To say these words, start by gently biting your bottom lip and keep the air moving out of your mouth for the V. Next, say the long A sound by opening your mouth wide then move to smiling lips. End with the N sound by putting your tongue to the back of the top, front, teeth. Be sure that the air moves through your nose for the N.