English Accent and Usage: voiced & unvoiced consonants
pronunciation of nouns (vocal cords vibration)
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Voice and unvoiced consonants. That means that if they’re voiced, it means that the vocal chords are vibrating, if they are unvoiced, they’re not. This is important for proper English accent.
For example, if we are talking about a pole, a fishing pole, that’s different from a bowl. Some people can’t tell the difference. Some languages, people who speak other languages, have trouble distinguishing that. Here’s what you do, you want to feel your vocal chords vibrating by putting your hand here when you say, “Bowl”. When you say, “pole”, they don’t vibrate. It’s the same with “Coal” and “Goal”, ok, and with many other consonants. And also with the S, there’s one S, the letter S that sounds like, “sssss”, like air coming out of a tire, and there’s another one that sounds like a bee, “zzzz”. One sound is voiced; the other sound is not voiced.
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