PATTERNS OF PRONUNCIATION

English, as in any language, has its particularities when it is pronounced, so it is not uncommon to count some PATRONS, which if we take them into account when learning the language will help us to have a mastery of the language with greater property.

Am I fluent?

We can only answer if, if we meet one of these requirements:

If we have an easy flow of words. Native sound

Yes, English is my second language

Words ending in “d” “t” followed by “y”  pronounced “CHTIU”

 

EXAMPLES

 

Would you(Podrías) (pronounced WOULDCHTIU)

Could... you...(Podrías)(pronounced  COULDCHTIU)

Want you (te quiero) (pronounced WANTCHTIU)

Next you (el siguiente) (pronounced NEXTCHTIU)

Last year(el año pasado) (pronounced LASTCHTEAR)


*Today, I want you to... write              
                                   ... do
                                   ... clean

* Hoy, quiero que ... escribas

                              ... hagas

                              ...limpies

The set of letters GH can have 3 sound options:

* If it is at the end of the word or in the middle followed by other letters it has no sound, it is like the silent Latin H.

* That is at the beginning of a word, usually pronounced as the cat G.

* There are few that sound like an F, usually these have the GH at the end

EXAMPLES

First case

Eight Pronounced as EIT

Daughter Pronounced as DAUTER

Sigh Pronounced as SAI

Dough is pronounced as DOU

 

* A daughter is a daughter for life

Una hija es hija de por vida

Second case

Ghost pronounced as GOST

Ghoul is pronounced as GOUL

Ghetto Pronounced like GUERO

Ghastly Pronounced as GASLY

 

* A ghost haunts that house.

Un fantasma ronda por esa casa.

Third case

Rough Pronounced as ROUF

Laugh Pronounced as LAUF

Cough Pronounced as COUF

Enough Pronounced as ENOF

Tough Pronounced TOF

Trough Pronounced as TROUF

 

* Your laugh is very loud.

Tu risa es bien ruidosa.