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English sounds video 5: schwa /ə/ and /ɜː/

Hi there! Here’s video English sounds 5. In this video you’ll get to know about schwa /ə/ and /ɜː/ (making a sort of sound as if you were disgusted about something) . Why together? Well experience has taught me that both sounds are a bit difficult for Spanish English learners, but at the same time, they are very similar. /ɜː/ is a sort of long schwa, although, it’s very important to remember that schwa only happens in unstressed syllables (or it wouldn’t be schwa).

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