Learn how to pronounce the words DEALT & DELT with this American English Homophone pronunciation lesson. These words are pronounced the SAME way but have different meanings and different spellings.
DEALT – short for deltoid muscle or shoulder
DELT – past tense of deal, to manage something unpleasant
These words are pronounced exactly the same way!
Hi there Jennifer from Tarle speech with your two for Tuesday homophone lesson. Homophones are words that are pronounced the same with different spellings and different meanings.
We have dealt which is the past tense of deal, like in cards, or to manage something unpleasant and
delt which is short for the deltoid muscle which is basically your shoulder muscle
To say these words correctly let’s start with that D sound – D.
Touch the tip of your tongue to the back of the top front teeth specifically where the teeth meet the skin on the roof of the mouth. Move to that short e sound. You’re going to open your mouth and the tip of your tongue will be in the middle of your mouth. Tongue is flat. Most people can just see the tip of their tongue just peeking out between the top and the bottom teeth. Move to the l by again touching that spot where the teeth meet the skin on the roof of the mouth and then pull it down as the air Puffs out for that t delt
delt dealt delt dealt delt dealt delt
And now for a sentence: The weight lifter was dealt a blow when he pulled his delt.
Give it a try people are going to notice the difference! Thanks everyone have a great day!