Learn how to pronounce the words CARROT, CARET, CARAT, KARAT with this American English Homophone Pronunciation Lesson. These words are homophones and are pronounced exactly the same way.
CARROT: an orange vegetable
CARET: a mark showing where a word or letter should be inserted
CARAT: a unit of weight for gem stones
KARAT: unit of weight for gold
These words are pronounced exactly the same way!
/ˈkɛrət/ or care-ut
The proof reader added a caret before the word carrot while she wore a one karat gold ring with a two carat diamond.
It is Jennifer from Tarle speech with your two for Tuesday homophone lesson.
Today you’ve got double bonus. It’s four for Tuesday. We have four words that are pronounced exactly the same way.
carrot the orange vegetable
caret a mark showing where a word or a letter should be inserted
carat a unit of weight for gemstones and
karat a unit of weight for gold
I didn’t even know those last two were different. My mistake there – learned something new.
So to say these words correctly, we’re going to have two syllables or two beats. care ut
Let’s start with that care. To say this you’re going to start with the k: tip of the tongue is down back of the tongue is pulled way high up. Then we are going to move to the air and to do this your tongue is going to be in pretty much the same spot. Tip of the tongue is down, back of the tongue is pulled high up, and then we’re going to move to the er by moving the lips to a square tense shape. And as you do that your tongue is just going to kind of go along for the ride and move as your lips closed.
Let’s put that all together:
care care care
And then for the ut we’re going to have that super short uh sound. Relaxed lips, relaxed mouth, tongue is just flat and relaxed in the middle of the mouth and then we’re going to touch the tip of the tongue to the back of the top front teeth for that t.
care ut carrot carrot carrot
You may hear a little less air puff out on that t when people are using these words just in a normal sentence and that’s called that unreleased t. So you might hear that carrot and it just sounds like a little short t there at the end with no puff of air.
So let’s try those words again
carrot carrot carrot
and now with the puff of air
carrot carrot carrot
And for a sentence:
The proofreader added a caret before the word carrot while she wore a one karat gold ring with a 2 carat diamond.
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Give it a try people are going to notice the difference!
If you found this helpful please share us with your friends and give us a like and don’t forget to subscribe. You know the drill, if you need help we have our products and classes listed at Tarle speech.
Thanks so much everyone have a great week!