How to pronounce 'Strength' and 'Length' | American English | Summary and Q&A

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How to pronounce 'Strength' and 'Length' | American English

TL;DR

This video provides a thorough explanation and demonstration of how to correctly pronounce the words "strength" and "length" in English.

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Key Insights

  • πŸ’¨ The word "strength" has a complex SDR consonant cluster, and there are two main ways to pronounce it.
  • πŸ‘‚ Pronouncing the word "strength" with the NG consonant sound might be more challenging for some learners.
  • πŸ‘‚ The word "strength" can also be pronounced with a simpler N sound before the T.
  • πŸ‘‚ The pronunciation of the word "length" is relatively straightforward, starting with the L consonant sound.
  • πŸ”‘ It is important to practice these words repeatedly to become comfortable with their pronunciation.
  • 😊 Different variations in pronunciation, like using a sh sound for the SDR cluster, are acceptable.
  • πŸ”‡ The speaker recommends choosing the pronunciation that feels easiest and most comfortable for each individual learner.

Transcript

hi it's Hadar and this is the accent's way your way to finding Clarity confidence and freedom in English let's talk about the word strength strength a lot of consonants um so I have a lot to say about this word so stay with me um we begin with an SDR consonant cluster a lot of consonants put together the S sound for for that you bring the tongue up... Read More

Questions & Answers

Q: How do you pronounce the word "strength"?

The word "strength" is pronounced with an SDR consonant cluster, starting with the S sound, followed by the T, R, E, N, G, TH sounds.

Q: Can the word "strength" be pronounced differently?

Yes, instead of using the NG consonant sound, you can simply use an N sound before the T, making it easier to pronounce for some.

Q: How do you pronounce the word "length"?

The word "length" is pronounced with an L consonant sound, followed by the E, N, G, TH sounds.

Q: Are there any other variations in pronouncing the word "strength"?

Some people may pronounce the SDR cluster as a sh sound, for example, "strenth" or "strenth". Both pronunciations are acceptable.

Summary & Key Takeaways

  • The word "strength" is pronounced with an SDR consonant cluster, starting with the S sound, followed by the T, R, E, N, G, TH sounds.

  • There are two ways to pronounce the word "strength": with the NG consonant sound or with a simpler N sound.

  • The word "length" is pronounced with an L consonant sound, followed by the E, N, G, TH sounds.

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