Learn how to pronounce the words JAM & JAMB with this American English Homophone Pronunciation Lesson. These words are homophones and are pronounced exactly the same way.
JAMB: side piece on a doorway or window
JAM: fruit preserves or to wedge between objects
These words are pronounced exactly the same way! The B is a silent letter in the word jamb.
I need jam something into the door jamb.
Hey everyone Jennifer from Tarle speech with your two for Tuesday.
We have homophones today. These words are spelled differently. They have different meanings but they are pronounced exactly the same way. The words are:
jam which are fruit preserves or to wedge between objects and
jamb the side piece on a doorway or window
So let’s take a look at our words to say these words correctly we have three little sounds!
Yes we have a silent letter here, the b, we are not going to say that sound at all. So we’re going to start with the j sound. To do this touch the tip of your tongue to the back of your top front teeth and then pull it quickly back into the middle of the mouth. J
Now move to the short ah. To do this open your mouth in a wide circle. Tip of your tongue is low. Back of your tongue is pulled high up.
And then end with the m m. To do this close your lips air moves through your nose. m
jam jam jam
jamb jamb jamb
And now for a sentence.
I need to jam something into the door jamb.
Give it a try people are going to notice the difference. If you found this helpful we’d love a like a share and a subscribe and if you need some help check out all of our products and our classes at Tarle speech. Thanks so much everyone have a great week!