Learn how to pronounce KNOTTY and NAUGHTY. These words are homophones and are pronounced exactly the same way. Pronunciation of these words is N-short o-d-long e or /nɔdi/. These words rhyme with potty, Dottie. KNOTTY means full of knots or a big problem. SLEIGH means a child who is making bad choices. Santa gives coal to naughty boys and girls.


hey everyone it’s jennifer with your tarle speech christmas week lesson and our mini series continues with two words that are pronounced exactly the same way

knotty meaning full of knots or a difficult problem and

naughty meaning bad

so let’s go ahead and look at these words we have naughty and naughty to say these words correctly you are going to start with an n sum touch the tip of your tongue to the back of your top front teeth and the air moves out of your nose next we’re going to move to the short oh sound and to do that open your mouth and a wide oval so the tip of your tongue can get super low in the front of your mouth and the back of your tongue can be pulled up next touch the tip of your tongue to the back of your top front teeth for that d d and then smile for the e e yes we do have a silent letter here the k we do not say it and yes we have a flap t situation here where we say d instead of t i like to teach the flat t as a super fast d instead of a t sound that seems to be easier for everyone if you do want to continue to say a t that is totally fine everyone is going to understand you if you say naughty instead of naughty but since this is american english and i’m doing a lesson on it i will teach you in american english with the flap t and we say naughty naughty naughty and now for a sentence the naughty elf tied the shoes together in a naughty mess give it a try people are going to notice the difference if you found this helpful give us a little christmas present and spread some christmas cheer share our video and if you’re looking for some help you can check out our products on google play itunes and all of our class options at tarle speech thanks everyone merry christmas