Learn how to pronounce the words SUNDAY and SUNDAE with this American English Pronunciation Lesson. These words are homophones and are pronounced exactly the same way: s-short u-n-d-long a or /sʌndeɪ/.

Sunday is a day of the week. Sundae is an ice cream treat.
I plan to enjoy a sundae on Sunday.

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Hi everyone it’s jennifer with your two for Tuesday!

Two for Tuesday are two words with different spellings, different meanings, and they are pronounced exactly the same way. They are homophones, so again: spelled differently, different meanings, pronounced exactly the same way.

So our words today are Sunday the day of the week
and sundae an ice cream treat.

So to say these words correctly we have two beats
and day

So let’s start with syllable number one:
To say sun we’re going to start with that s sound: air moves out of your mouth, your tongue is not touching anything; and then, we’re going to move to that short uh sound, that short u, then end with the n by touching the tip of the tongue to the back of the top front teeth. Air is going to move out of the nose for that n.
sun sun sun

For the second part, for day, again,
touch the tip of the tongue to the back of the top front teeth for that d – the air is going to puff out, your voice box is on and moving. Then you’re going to open your mouth wide for that A sound. And when you open your mouth wide the tip of your tongue is going to be low on your mouth, the back of your tongue is going to be pulled up: a, and then you’re going to close your mouth to a smile to finish that vowel.

day day day
sun day
sun day
sunday sunday sunday

And I have sun underlined because that is the syllable that we are going to stress in the word. That syllable will be louder, higher in pitch, and longer.

sunday sunday sunday

I do want to just comment that I do hear some people say sunday for this word sunday it’s a variation I don’t hear it very often, but i do hear it every once in a while. And sometimes I hear it in a movie so I did want to comment on that. But again let’s practice one more time our words are
sunday sunday sunday

And now for a sentence
I plan to enjoy a sundae on Sunday.
I plan to enjoy a sundae on Sunday.

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Have a great week!