phonetics

Phonetics: /ɵ/ & /ð/

/ɵ/ for three

  • Always spelt ‘th’.
  • Some words with this sound are: thief, method, health, breath.
  • The transcription of these words are: /θi:f/ /’meθəd/ /helθ/ /θri:/
  • This sound is made without the effect of vocal cords and placing the tip of the tongue on the back of our two front our upper teeth (incisor).
  • Listen and try to repeat the words.

 /ð/ for there.

  • Always spelt ‘th’.
  • Some words with this sound are: this, there, father and mother.
  • The transcription of these words are: /ðɪs/ /ðeə/  /’fɑ:ðə/ /’mʌðə/
  • On the contrary to /ɵ/, to this sound is made with the effect of vocal cords ( sounded) although the position of the tongue is the same as in the  /ɵ/
  • Listen and try to repeat the words.

 

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