Learn how to pronounce the words CURRENT & CURRANT with this American English Homophone pronunciation lesson. These words are pronounce the SAME way but have different meanings and different spellings.
CURRENT – happening or being used or done now; movement of water or air
CURRANT – a small dried fruit
These words are pronounced the SAME way: /ˈkɜrənt /
It’s Jennifer from Tarle speech with your two for Tuesday homophone lesson. Homophones are words that are spelled differently and they have different meanings but they are pronounced the same. Our words today are:
currant a small dried fruit and
current the present time movement of air or water or the flow of electricity
So we have two syllables or two beats in these words today. So let’s start with syllable number one – Cur.
And to say this tip of your tongue is going to be low in your mouth back of your tongue will be pulled high up. Air just Puffs out K. then keep your tongue in that same spot for Most of you. You can flip the tip of your tongue back for that R, if you need to just don’t touch your teeth. And let’s put those two together KER
If you say a W for the sound accidentally make sure that your lips are pulled back into a square tense shape. And that should help KER.
Then we’re going to end with runt again start with that R. We’re actually going to connect it. We’re not actually going to say it twice. This has been helping some of my students. Then relax the mouth for that uh. Touch the tip of the tongue to the back of the top front teeth for that n. Air moves out of your nose. Then pull the tongue down and let the air puff out for the t.
runt runt runt
Let’s put it all together
And now for a sentence the currant floated Downstream on the current.
Give it a try people are going to notice the difference. Thanks so much everyone!