Learn how to pronounce the words CONSOLE & CONSOLE 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.
/ˈkɑnsoʊl/ or /kənˈsoʊl/
Console the noun, which is a panel of controls, support between seats in a car that can hold small items, a cabinet for TV equipment, a device for playing video games, or a cabinet for parts of an organ.
Console, the verb, means to comfort.
Hello there, Jennifer from Tarle speech with your heteronym lesson. These words are spelled the same but they are pronounced differently and they have different meanings. So we have
Console the noun, which is a panel of controls, support between seats in a car that can hold small items, a cabinet for TV equipment, a device for playing video games, or a cabinet for parts of an organ. That is a console.
Now console, which is the verb, means to comfort.
So to say these words correctly, syllable 2, has exactly the same sounds. We’re going to start with that s. Tip of the tongue is down or behind the top front teeth, that is not touching, air just moves out of your mouth continuously. Move to that o by opening wide. Tip of the tongue is low, back of the tongue is pulled high up, and then move to a pucker, and your tongue will flatten out in your mouth.
Then touch the tip of your tongue to the back of your top front teeth where the skin on the roof of your mouth and your teeth meet. Hold it there while the air moves out of your mouth. oh.
For the first syllable we’re going to start with that k. Tip of the tongue is down, back of the tongue is pulled high up, air Puffs out.
We’re going to end with the n – touch the tip of the tongue to the back of those top front teeth. Air moves out of the nose.
The difference here is slight. We have two different vowels for con. In the stressed syllable in console we are going to open the mouth wide for that oh and you can see the tip of my tongue gets really low and the back of my tongue is pulled high up.
con con con
In console we have a short quick syllable because that syllable is unstressed. So we’re just going to use that short quick uh sound. Mouth is relaxed. Tongue is just sort of neutral in the middle of the mouth.
Let’s put them all together.
Let’s start with console stressing syllable one: console console console
And now let’s trust syllable number two for console:
console console console console console console
And now for a sentence:
The mom tried to console her son when his game console broke.
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