The American Accent

The American Accent

Part 1.

Introduction to Improve Your American Accent
Consonants Stops and Continuants
The Glottal Stop
Voicing and Vowel Duration
Stress in Abbreviations and Initials
Let’s Try to Apply this Information
The Vowels….Review of Vowels 6 & 11
The Vowels….Introducing Vowels 3,4, and 5
Different ways to Pronounce Stops
Three Variations of S- ES Noun and Verb Endings
Syllable Stress with ION SION and TION
Word Stress with Adjective Noun Phrases
Let’s try to apply all this information

Part 2.

The Vowels front vowels 1,2,3, and 4

The three ED verb endings

Practice using the ED endings

The Between Vowel Intervocalic D or T Flap

Practice Using the D or T Flap

Stress in ADJectives Al Ial or Ual Suffixes

Stress in Noun Noun Phrase

To Stress or Not to Stress the Schwa

Stress and Non Stress in Some Useful Words

Let’s try to apply all this information

Vowels, Back Vowels 8,9, & 10

Contractions Can and Can’t

Reducing the H in words that are not important

Stress with the common suffix Ity

Part 3.

The Vowels, Lower Vowels 6,7,8,&11 

Practicing Stress Pitch Liking and Reductions in Declarative Sentences

Summary of some important speech aspects

When joining a front vowelWhen joining a back vowel 

Forming new sounds by joining sounds together

Linking words with the same (or closely related) sounds

Practice with some common helping verbs

Pitch Pattern change after a subject has been introduced

Usual Pitch Patterns In English Information Questions

Usual Pitch Patterns In North American English Yes-No Questions

Usual Pitch Patterns In North American English Either-Or Questions

Usual Pitch Patterns In North American English Attached Questions

Breaking the Rules of Stress in Special Situations 

Let’s try to apply all this information

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