Learn how to pronounce the words CONSUMMATE & CONSUMMATE 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.
/ˈkɑnsəmət & ˈkɑnsəˌmeɪt/
showing a high degree of skill or perfection
to make a marriage complete by having sexual intercourse
Hi everyone this is Jennifer from Tarle speech with your heteronym lesson.
Heteronyms are words that are spelled the same with different meanings and different pronunciations.
This is also an embarrassing mistake lesson. We haven’t had one of these in a long time and if you say this word differently, I’m going to say incorrectly, even though I really hate to say things are incorrect with pronunciation, this could be an embarrassing mistake.
So our words today are consummate which is an adjective and that means showing a high degree of skill or perfection. And consummate which is a verb meaning to make a marriage or relationship complete by having sexual intercourse. So you can see this could be an embarrassing mistake.
So to say these words correctly both words start with the same two syllables. So let’s check those off the list first. To say Kon you’re going to start by opening your mouth wide, tip of the tongue low, back of the tongue is pulled high up for that k. Keep your mouth wide open for that oh. Tongue is in about the same place. Then close the mouth and touch the tip of the tongue to the spot where the teeth meet the skin on the roof of the mouth for that n. con con con
For the sa you’re just going to pull the tip of the tongue down a bit. The tip of the tongue will either be pointing down or just behind the top front teeth, air is going to move out for that s, and then relax them mouth for the uh that schwa the relaxed unstressed uh. kansa kansa kansa
Now for the endings for consummate, we are going to end with mit. To do that close the lips for the M, air moves out of the nose, open the mouth relaxed lips, the tip of your tongue is going to be just behind your top front teeth, and you will not be able to see it for that short e. eh eh sound. And then touch the tip of the tongue to the back of those top front teeth where the teeth meet the skin on the roof of the mouth for that t mit
consummate consummate consummate
This last eye some people will hear an eh or an uh that’s fine as long as that last syllable is unstressed.
So in the word consummate, we’re stressing syllable number one, and the other two syllables have unstressed vowels.
Now for consummate we’re going to have a different vowel in that last syllable and that last syllable is also going to be stressed. So to say the a you’re going to open your mouth wide, tip of the tongue is low, back of the tongue is pulled high up, and then move to a smile. As you do that, the tongue will end flat in the mouth, a mate mate mate
So let’s put it all together
So we have consummate consummate consummate and consummate consummate consummate.
And I don’t have a sentence today because I couldn’t think of one that I could post, um, so if you have an idea keep it clean, but add it in the comments section below. Oh thanks so much everyone have a great weekend!