Difference between revisions of "IPA phoneme /ʃ/"

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* bush - cache - cash - crash - dish - flash - push - wash;
 
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*anxious - Asia /ˈeɪʃə/ ''and'' /ˈeɪʒə/ - fashion - flexion - mission - option - partial - patient - pressure - rational - station.
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*anxious - Asia /ˈeɪʃə/ ''and'' /ˈeɪʒə/ - fashion - flexion - issue - mission - option - partial - patient - pressure - rational - station - tissue.
  
 
==Anticipated pronunciation difficulties depending on L1==
 
==Anticipated pronunciation difficulties depending on L1==

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In Received Pronunciation, the IPA phonetic symbol /ʃ/ corresponds to the initial consonant sound in words like "shoe", and "she" and the final one in "push" and "fish".

Common words

Initial pronunciation of /ʃ/:

  • she - shine - shoe - shop - should - sugar - sure;

Final pronunciation of /ʃ/:

  • bush - cache - cash - crash - dish - flash - push - wash;

"Mid"-position:

  • anxious - Asia /ˈeɪʃə/ and /ˈeɪʒə/ - fashion - flexion - issue - mission - option - partial - patient - pressure - rational - station - tissue.

Anticipated pronunciation difficulties depending on L1

Preconceived ideas and other interferences from L1 obviously interfere in many cases with how students perceive - and pronounce - sounds/words in English. The following sections aims to point out some of the most typical difficulties teachers and students may encounter regarding pronunciation.

Spanish

While Spanish does have /tʃ/, it doesn't have /ʃ/, so there'll be a tendency to pronounce "shoes" as "choose", "shop" as "chop" and "sheet" as "cheat" (this latter example having another, notorious pronunciation difficulty...).

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