Learn how to pronounce the words CEILING, SEALING & SEELING with this American English Homophone Pronunciation Lesson. These words are homophones and are pronounced exactly the same way.
CEILING: an overhead interior surface
SEALING: a coat to protect a surface or to close securely
SEELING: to sew the eyes of a falcon shut for training
These words are pronounced exactly the same way!
The business is closed because they are sealing the ceiling.
Hello Jennifer from Tarle speech with your two for Tuesday!
It’s actually a bonus day, three for Tuesday. These are homophones, words that are spelled differently, have different meanings, but are pronounced the same way.
We have three words today:
ceiling which is an overhead interior surface
sealing which is a coat to protect a surface or to close securely
and this one I didn’t know
seeling means to sew the eyes of a falcon shut for training
It’s very uncommon but it is a different spelling so I added that for you. Um, so to say these words correctly we’re going to think about two beats in this word. I wrote two l’s here on purpose because recently I’ve been hearing a lot of mistakes with the l. And so I’m going to teach this a little bit differently today and see if that helps you all.
So let’s start with that s sound. Tip of the tongue is down, um, or it is behind the top front teeth. Air is moving out of the mouth. Move to that long e e. Tongue is high and flat and tense in the mouth, and you’re going to smile for that vowel. E.
And then touch the tip of your tongue to the back of your top front teeth. Specifically, to the spot where your teeth meet the skin on the roof roof of your mouth.
Now syllable number two. I’m teaching it as ling. Technically, there’s only one l in this word; however, for some people this is helping them because you are going to keep your tongue there when you end syllable number one, seal, then when you pull your tongue down, some people hear another l. That’s fine.
I don’t care. Just make sure that you move from the l into that ing part of the word. And to do that, we’re gonna have a short i the tip of your tongue is going to be behind your top front teeth. Then it’s going to move to the bottom of your mouth with the back of the tongue pulled way high up for that ng sound. That’s two letters, one sound, and the air is going to move out of your nose. ling ling.
Let’s put it all together
ceiling sealing ceiling
ceiling sealing ceiling
And now for a sentence: The business is closed because they are sealing the ceiling.
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