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I have trouble pronouncing "Obvious", because of the "bv" consonants.
When pronouncing "b", I have to close my lips and then slightly open them. But when pronouncing "v", I have to bite my lower lip. I can't open my lips while biting my lower lip, can I? So, I find it hard to glide from "b" to "v", I have to take much time to pronounce this word Every Single Time! I can do it slowly but I can't say it quickly(fluently) and this stops my flow of language!
How can I get my lips from "b" to "v" easily?
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CharmYouHow can I get my lips from "b" to "v" easily?
Don't try to release the "b" fully. Just put your lips in position to say "b" long enough to stop the air very briefly. Don't let any air out on the "b". You should hear a very brief silence instead of a release of the "b".

While stopping the air to make the "b", you can even have your upper teeth positioned so they are ready to fall into place for the "v". Then quickly slide your upper lip back to let your upper teeth touch your lower lip for the "v" sound. It may take a lot of practice to succeed at this quick sliding motion.

CJ
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I don't think so. The "v" is not clear.
Well, if you think you've understood what CJ said, let me hear yours to determine whether you' can pronounce v clearly.
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NL888 Well, if you think you've understood what CJ said, let me hear yours to determine whether you' can pronounce v clearly.
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