articulation

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Articulation

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Inhale and exhale three times, breathing out smoothly. Move the tongue closer to the bottom of your mouth, leaving it relaxed. With this position, exhale as if you were admiring a beautiful landscape.

Listen to the word car in American English and the word car in Catalan. It may help you to pronounce the vowel [a] uttering car more briefly. Look at this video. Do the same with the word bar in American English and in Catalan. Observe the video.

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Contrast I

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Observe the difference between the underlined sounds:

  • pas - pass
  • van - van
  • tap - tap
  • gras - grass
  • nat - nut
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Contrast II

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Observe the difference between the underlined sounds:

  • vas - bus
  • sac - sack
  • fan - fan
  • sant - sun
  • camp - cam
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Listen

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Listen carefully to the following words. Pay attention to all the sounds in them, especially the one you're practising.

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