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Voice And Accent

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Voice and accent

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    Techniques to Produce Sounds in Global English The principle behind sounds used in Global English is to keep mouth movements limited with gentle contact. Larger movements and firm contact produce stronger, harsher sounds which are not in harmony with Global English.
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    CONSONANTS Lips: p, b, m, w Lips & Teeth: f, v Teeth & Tongue — continuous: th, the, s, z Teeth & tongue tip - stopped: t, d Palatal: ch, j, sh, zh, y, r, I Velar: k, g, nk, ng
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    TECHNIQUES p, b, m — 1. Lips come together, gentle contact, release p, b or m. Lips are not tightly pursed. Lips are rounded as if saying 0000. —1. 2. Lips slowly open out into the sound of 'a', without the teeth ever biting the lower lip. 1. Upper teeth land on lower lip. 2. Release continuous flow of air. 3. V takes vibration instead of air.
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    TECHNIQUES 1. Front teeth closed together 2. Tongue flat BEHIND both sets of teeth 3. Release continuous flow of air. Same as s, but with vibration. z- th — 1. Tongue between the front teeth. 2. Continuous flow of air. (Sounds like s, but with tongue between teeth. Remember, the tongue should never touch the palate.) the — Same as th, but with vibration instead of air flow. (Like z With the tongue between the teeth.)
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    TECHNIQUES t, d — 1. Tongue tip behind upper teeth. 2. Front teeth closed together. 3. Air released with a click as teeth separate. (Sound of a symbol, train, etc.) Jaws shut. Release ch, j as in Hindi. Same as ch, j with a continuous flow of air. sh - Same placement as sh, but with voice. Same as zh, but jaws slightly apart, not touching.
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    1- TECHNIQUES 1. Say aaaa. Tongue is flat. 2. Curl tip of tongue inward very slightly while saying aaa. 1. Keep tip of tongue behind front upper teeth, (as in Hindi 'l') and curl tongue up towards palate so front quarter of tongue is in contact with palate, not just tip.
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    TECHNIQUES Similar to Hindi k, with slight puff of air. k- g — Same placement as k, but add voice. ng — Nasal sound, the g is not produced from the back of the throat separately, the sound stays in the nasal cavity.


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