Sri Lestari
Professional Teacher
Would you mind giving some suggestions for my recording? http://vocaroo.com/i/s1nPCSU4qj6E A Democratic primary campaign in which both candidates prided themselves on civility and debating the issues, rather than stooping to personal attacks, took a fractious turn on Thursday. After Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont called Hillary Clinton unqualified to be president, Democrats faced the prospect of an increasingly contentious nominating process hurting the party’s ability to unite against Republicans in the fall. (http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/08/us/politics/bernie-sanders-and-hillary-clinton-turn-to-attacks-on-credentials.html?ref=politics&_r=0
Apr 11, 2016 1:21 AM
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Your pronunciation was very good! Your syllable stress on these words was a little off: - campaign (CAM pane) - ability (a BILL a tee) - Thursday (THURS day) - process (PRAH sess)
April 11, 2016
I agree with Lee on "ability," "Thursday," and "process," however, your pronunciation of “campaign” is correct — the word should be accented on the second syllable, as any dictionary will tell you. Your main issues are that you are using an apicoalveolar R instead of an English / American R, and you need to aspirate P, T, and K at the beginning of stressed syllables, such as in “contentious.”
April 11, 2016
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