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034 Voiced TH as in This and Unvoiced TH as in Thing

British English Pronunciation - BUY & KEEP FOREVER • 4m 50s

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    This pair of sounds are not linked quite as obviously as the pairs we have studied so far - but the movement of the tongue that is needed to make each sound is very similar. These sounds are “L” and “R”.

    To make the “L” sound, the tip of your tongue brushes over the alveolar ridge like this:
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  • 036 M as in Money - N as in No and NG...

    The sounds “M”, “N” and “NG” are nasal sounds - so called because the sound of the voice is pushed into your nasal resonating cavities. These are excellent sounds to use when you want to improve the resonance of your voice.

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    These sounds are alveolar fricatives so the breath is channeled straight forward into the alveolar ridge: “SSS” “ZZZ”

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