Learn to read and pronounce the letters IND in the words bind, find, kind, mind, rind, wind with this American English Pronunciation Lesson.
These words are an exception to the closed syllable reading rule. If the letters IND followed this rule, then they would be pronounced as a short i. In these words, they are pronounced with a long I sound.
/baɪnd, faɪnd, kaɪnd, maɪnd, raɪnd, waɪnd/
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Hi everyone it’s Jennifer from Tarle speech with your pronunciation question!
We have a follow-up to last week’s lesson. And our lesson today is again on that long i sound in the spelling exception here. So we are talking today about i n d and typically when we have a closed syllable, when we’re spelling, we are going to pronounce the vowel as a short i sound, when it’s closed by having one or two consonants after it. This is an exception. So you would think that we would pronounce this ind but we’re not going to pronounce it that way, we’re going to pronounce it with the long i sound, ind.
So to do this, you are going to open your mouth very wide to start. Tip of your tongue is down, back of your tongue is pulled high up, and then you’re going to move to a smile with a high flat tongue behind the top front teeth for the i, i.
Next touch the back of your top front teeth or that n. Air is moving out of your nose and then as you pull your tongue down the air can puff out of your mouth for that d.
ind ind ind
Let’s try it in some words bind
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