Learn how to pronounce the words CONDUCT & CONDUCT with this American English heteronym pronunciation lesson. Heteronyms are words that are spelled exactly the same. They just have a different pronunciation and a different meaning.
Noun: /ˈkɑndʌkt /
Verb: /kənˈdʌkt /
Verb: to lead
Hello! Jennifer from Tarle speech with your heteronym lesson. Heteronyms are words that are pronounced differently but they have the same spelling and different meanings. So let’s jump in to those meanings.
We have the words today:
conduct which is behavior and
conduct which means to lead
All right, so let’s go ahead and look at these words. So we have a rule here that we’ve been seeing a lot lately; and that is that when a word is a noun we stress syllable number one and when it is a verb we tend to stress syllable number two. That holds true here. So let’s start with syllable number two because it’s the same sounds in both of these words.
We’re going to start with that D sound d. Touch the tip of your tongue to the spot where your teeth meet the skin on the roof of your mouth. Air puffs out. Your voice box is on and moving.
Next you’re going to relax your mouth. Relax the tongue. It’s just going to be kind of hanging out in the middle of your mouth for that uh sound.
Then you’re going to move to the K. To do this, tip of your tongue goes low, back of the tongue is pulled high up. Air puffs out of the mouth. K
Then you’re going to move the tip of the tongue to the back of the top front teeth. Again, that spot where the teeth meet the skin on the roof of the mouth for that t.
duct duct duct
Now let’s move to the beginning. We know how to say that K. Again or that c. Let me change that to make this less confusing. We are actually saying a k sound here. There we go. That looks a little better. And to do that k sound, again, you know tip of the tongue is low, back of the tongue is pulled high up for that.
Next we’re going to move to that open oh for con. And do that keep your tongue in the same spot. Just open your mouth wider and then touch the tip of the tongue to the spot where the teeth meet the skin on the roof of your mouth for that n. Air moves out of your nose. con con con
Now for Kun we have the same beginning and ending sound. In the middle we’re just going to relax the mouth, relax the tongue, and make that short uh sound. kun kun kun.
Let’s try these all together:
conduct conduct conduct
conduct conduct conduct
The school’s policy said students must have Good Conduct so that the school could conduct classes in the appropriate manner.
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