OK, I admit it. The video I am sharing below is not completely correct and could be misleading. But it is sooooooo much fun!
In English, the vowels have two pronunciations each, a long sound and a short sound. For example, the “I” in “kite” is a long sound, but the “I” in “kit” is short. Also note that sometimes a vowel may be silent, as the “E” is in “kite.”
Some of the consonants also have two sounds. For example, the letter “G” has a hard sound, as in the word “gas”, and soft sound more like a “J”, as in the word “genre.” In fact, a “g” can also be silent, as in “sign.”
But still, I couldn’t miss this great opportunity to share a video from one of my all time favorites, The Three Stooges!!! I just love these numbskulls! Oh the memories of almost missing Church on Sunday because I wasn’t done watching the weekly Three Stooges episode.
For more information on pronunciation, try these lessons from TalkEnglish.com.