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The diphthongs /eə/ /ʊə/

 /eə/ for care This sound is in the words: air, chair, hair, their, there, tear (v). The transcriptions of the words above are: /eə/ /keə/  /tʃeə/  /heə/  /ðeə/  /ðeə/ /teə/ /ʊə/ for tour In English words the sound is in: tour, plural, and Europe. The transcriptions of the words above are: /tʊə/ /’plʊərəl/  /’jʊərəp/ Click

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Phonetics long vowel sounds VS short vowel sounds /i:/ /I/

I have a friend who works as a receptionist (as many people on this island do), who one day complained about one of the worst moments she constantly finds herself in at work. ‘I have a problem at work that I  just can’t seem to get right’ she said. ‘I don’t know what I say wrong,…… Continue reading Phonetics long vowel sounds VS short vowel sounds /i:/ /I/