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Pronunciation for a Chinese Speaker
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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2006 7:42 am    Post subject: pronunciation Reply with quote

It's really tricky for any none native speaker to aquire native sounding pronunciation. That bring about the age-old question:Since most of us find it difficult to develope native like pronunciation, what is the ultimate goal of teaching ponunciation? It is said that fluency in important than accuracy in speaking English. Is that so? I partly agree with it. Sometimes I do believe how well do we pronounce in English has some to do with our voice.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, I am a Chinese. In Chinese, we have the sounds P, T, and K but we don't have words ending with those sounds. That is why we have a hard time stoping saying those sounds. I meant we will pronounce mat as mata. To correct this problem, you have to tell your students say the sound without pronouncing it out loud as Lorikeet mentioned above.

Also, in Chinese, we only have the one sound which is more close to the long E sound. I always thought that long E sound and the short I sound are very close. When I hear Americans say sit and seat, I always feel that the short I sound sounds like a short E sound. I think that it is the best to tell them the short I sound is not an E sound at all.

I will be glad to discuss more about Chinese pronunciation mistakes on my forum at http://www.pronunciationpatterns.com/Scripts/w-agora/index.php?site=pronunciationpatternsforum&bn=

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