Learn how to pronounce the words MANNER & MANOR with this American English Homophone Pronunciation Lesson. These words are homophones and are pronounced exactly the same way.


MANNER is the way in which something is done.

MANOR is a large estate.


These words are pronounced MAN-ER or /mænər/.


Be sure to use your good manners while dining at the manor.

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HOMOPHONES – words spelled differently but pronounced the same 


And hello! It’s jennifer from Tarle speech with your two for Tuesday homophone lesson.

Homophones are words that are spelled differently, have different meanings, but are pronounced exactly the same way. So one pronunciation for two words. It’s a bogo or a by one get one free!

We have two words today. We have:

manner the way in which something is done and
manor a large estate

So to say these words correctly, we’re going to think about two beats in this word: man er

We’re going to say man, just like the way we say man, which is a male. And to do that we’re going to start with an m: m.
Lips are together, air moves out of your nose.

Then move to that ah. Open your mouth really wide for this sound. The mistake that I hear a lot of people say mun because they don’t open their mouth enough. So for that a: wide open circle shape, tip of the tongue is down, back of the tongue is pulled high up. And then we’re going to move to that n by closing the mouth and the tip of the tongue will end behind the top front teeth. Again air is moving out of the nose: man man man

Then we’re going to end with er. To do this, it’s that r vowel. Think about square tense lips. Tip of the tongue is either pointed down or flipped back. It is not moving and it is not touching your teeth. The back of your tongue is pulled high up. er er

Let’s put it all together:
man er
man er
manner manner manner manner manner manner

And now for a sentence:

Be sure to use your good manners when you are dining at the manor.

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