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Schwa Sounds in American Accent [duplicate]

I am new in America and I see most of the people use schwa sounds with most of the characters as p,w, k,c and so on. I wanted to know what all characters have the schwa sound and when and how to use ...
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Word Stress in What am I supposed to do?

I heard this question: "What am I supposed to do?" asked often by native speakers in movies. I'm sure the stress is changing depending on the context, however I think there is a default unemphatic ...
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Pronunciation of “neural” in an American accent [closed]

I am trying to pronounce the word neural in an American accent. I found it like nooral. Is that correct? Or should it be like nywral? or something else?
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Word Stress Within a Question

I saw a scene in a TV show where someone asks: What does he do? Here it is: https://youtu.be/lDMOw8c38wU For me, the letter "h" in "he" sounds silent and the whole question phonetically sounds like [...
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I need feedback on my pronunciation

I would like to have your feedback on my pronunciation: https://clyp.it/3d4d5jxh Your time is greatly appareciated. English is my second language. Thank you!
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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 ...
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American Accent Am I saying “were” as “where” in this recording?

I am trying to learn American Accent, and I am having a problem when saying were and where, I made this recording to you. I won't write the test that I have said in order to let you feel if my accent ...
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Do you consider this as connected speech in American accent [closed]

I am trying to learn an American accent. I don't know if what I am saying is considered connected speech. I uploaded the recording here: NOTE: The link given by the OP to the referenced sound file ...
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Need pronunciation feedback: What do you do?

I need your feedback. Did I pronounce the question "What do you do?" good or not so good in American English? https://clyp.it/wnxeqwau Any suggestion would be appreciated. Thank you!
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How to pronounce pick it up in Standard American English

When you pronounce the phrase 'pick it up' as a native speaker, is there any word in it that need to be pronounce higher in pitch with more stress? This is how I pronounce it in American English. I'm ...
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Do Americans pronounce “do you” as something like “dia” or “d'ya”?

I heard some Americans talking and they said something like dia/d'ya instead of do you. For example: What time do you have was said something like what time dia/d'ya have is that correct ...
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Are “Put it on” and “Put them on” phrasal verbs?

Are "put it on" and "put them on" phrasal verbs? I noticed that when Americans pronounce "put them on" they don't say "them". They use the weak form of "them" that sounds like "əm" (schwa sound + m). ...
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Pronunciation of “sure” in American English

I saw that "sure" can be pronounced [ʃʊər] or [ʃər] in the dictionary. Here's my audio: https://clyp.it/4gdwhi24 First I pronounce it [ʃʊər] then [ʃər] I don't know which one should I use, or is this ...
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Do Americans remove the “t” in “sent”?

I am trying to learn how American say sent. For example: I sent you two dollars or The king has sent me ... Update Please also do you remove the t in Not? Is there any role when you remove ...
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how do you pronounce “to” in American Accent in this sentence

I have this sentence I have come here to chew ... etc I know that the to in that sentence is pronounced as da in American accent. my question is, is the to is also pronounce as da in this ...
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American English Phonetics. Silent H in What's his name?

Is the letter 'h' silent when Americans pronounce the question 'What's his name?' in casual speech? The question 'What's his name?' phonetically looks like: [wʌts_ɪz neɪm]. I think the words "WHAT'S"...
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Which Words Should I Stress?

here are four sentences. I mark the words that I believe are stressed with bold. I'll call you back. I'll call you back in a minute. I'll call you back in a few minutes. I'll call you back as soon as ...
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Sentence Stress: I'm sort of busy right now

I heard this phrase in a TV show: "I'm sort of busy right now". You can listen it here (I cut out the phrase): https://clyp.it/4khla44l Phonetically it looks like: [ɑɪm soərt əv bɪzi raɪt naʊ]. The ...
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Am I pronouncing “button” correctly, in an American accent?

I recorded my voice saying "button" in American English. Could you please tell me if I am saying it correctly? http://www.filedropper.com/untitled_77
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do you release the air from nose when say cotton?

I am trying to learn how to pronounce words like cotton, written, mountain. in general, the t, then n (between them will not be pronounced) so i learned that i have to cut the t. in other words, make ...
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am i pronouncing the “r” in earlier correctly

I am trying to learn American accent. I have a problem with the "R" sound. Could you please listen to this sample I have recorded. http://www.filedropper.com/untitled_20 Also, could you please ...
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Which mouth form is the close one to pronounce the R

I am trying to learn American R, I have a problem, which is the R becomes like "O" in the begging of the word like Reall-> I say: "Oreally" with a very very very small "O". So I tried to change my ...
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What is the real or main difference between English and American speaking? [closed]

I thought that English speaking was about remarking consonants over vowels... but when I watch an american movie I don't notice that fact... I'd like to speak English in the most understandable way......
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Pronunciation of “Syncing”? [closed]

I just realized that I have been reading this word since long ago, but I am not sure of its correct pronunciation in American and British English.
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Does English contain accented letters?

Does English contain accented letters? Is there a standard list of accented letters that are used in the English language? In my application I'm currently allowing the characters a-z and áéóúíý ...
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american accent tool or website

I am a non native speaker. I have never talked English with anyone before. so all my accent depends only on how I see the word or if I heard it from a movie. Is there any website or tool FREE that I ...

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