articulation

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Articulation

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Inhale and exhale three times, breathing out smoothly. Move the tongue closer to the palate, leaving it relaxed. With this position, exhale with your lips stretched.

Listen to the words to be in English and the word vi in Catalan. It may help you to pronounce the vowel [i] uttering it with less tension. Look at the video below. Do the same with the word beat in English and bit in Catalan. Observe the video below.

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Contrast I

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Observe the difference between the underlined sounds:

  • sis - cease
  • sí - sea
  • vint - vean
  • fi - fee
  • pi - pea
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Contrast II

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Observe the difference between the underlined sounds:

  • mil - meal
  • fil - feel
  • vist - beast
  • nit - neat
  • bit - beat
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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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