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Reza
how to pronounce ð without mistake? how to pronounce ð without mistake? because for example pronunciation of "the" is similar to "D" and most of time in our country we think speaker is saying "D"! and all of teachers do the mistake!
Nov 7, 2014 7:39 PM
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There are plenty of instructional videos online on "how to pronounce TH" (both voiced and unvoiced). You'll see it really is about putting the tongue between the teeth and not behind them. I think another problem is that in some cultures, the TH sound is not only unfamiliar, but also comical or even considered a speech impediment. So, I understand that learners think they'll look and sound silly if they use "TH", and try to hide the tongue. However, they end up with D or Z and never sound natural when speaking English. Once they're past that psychological block, their English speech improves. The major difference to our ears is that D is a sharp plosive, and the voiced TH is a warm continuant - a TH sound simply sounds longer. :)
November 8, 2014
It's all to do with where your tongue is. If you put your tongue between your upper and lower teeth, then there's no risk of saying 'd'. Try it.
November 7, 2014
Reza
Language Skills
Arabic, Armenian, Azeri, English, French, Persian (Farsi)
Learning Language
Arabic, English, French