Questions tagged [american-accent]

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How to pronounce the “n” in “wasn't really…” fast?

When people say "wasn't really" really fast, does the tongue position for /n/ in "wasn't" exactly the same as an usual /n/? (like in this description.) I ask this question because ...
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How do you make the flap t sound as in the words city and letter

I'm having a hard time figuring out the right placement and motions of the tongue when making this consonant. I watched a few videos on this topic. People say that in order to make the sound you don't ...
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Intonation changes meaning

The audio includes two short conversations in which the speaker answers with different intonations of "pretty" so as to cause different meanings of the two answers. The second one means she ...
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Alternate ways to say if you want/if you want to/if you'd like

Alternate ways to say if you want/if you want to/if you'd like I'd really appreciate if any could help me out here.
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What is the intonation pattern of the sentence?

What is the intonation pattern of the sentence at 0:13 around in the clip? Does it go like this? Moreover, does the intonation of the speakers in the clip sound like a normal daily conversation that ...
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Does google really pronounce a schwa here as it says rather than an “i”?

When I google "authentic pronunciation" or "enjoy pronunciation", it will show the followings: However, they don't sound like "tuhk" or "uhn" to me as it says (what google pronounces when I click ...
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Do we release all consonant sounds that appear at the end of the word which ends the sentence in AmE?

Do we release all the consonant sounds that appear at the end of the word ending a sentence? Examples: I am at work. There was a Big Bang. I have a new hope. He has a big heart.
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Pronouncing The American R

I realize this might be more of an accent question, but trying to master that American R sound, I don't quite know if I'm doing it correctly. That is, I sound very similar to the recordings I hear but ...
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Am I eliding correctly “haven't” etc? (AmE)

I am trying to learn American accent and I am practicing using this sentence: Hey, I haven't seen you in a while. Yeah, well, actually, today was the first day I worked out since a while. What I ...