I want to develope my english knowledge.can you please give me some tips about spoken english?
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Learn about how we perceive sounds. For example, 'f' and 'v' are two different sounds to us, because 'vast' and 'fast' mean two different things. 'P' has two sounds in English, but we think that both of them are the same because these two 'p' sounds can't change the meaning of a word. In Chinese, these two 'p' sounds could change a word, like 'f' and 'v' above. After all this, you should then learn how sounds change.

All languages have their own sound-changing rules. A rule that is easy to understand would be vowel harmony (not a rule of modern English, however). If the vowels in a word are all from one area of the mouth (front, middle, rear), the word is okay, but if a word has vowel sounds from two different areas, one of the vowles must change to be in the same area as the other vowel. English has many little rules like this, and if you understand why we use them, then learning them is very easy. After hundreds of years, rules will change also. That is why we say 'mice' and 'mouse'. Long ago, changing vowels was a normal rule and was based on vowel harmony, but vowel harmony no longer exists in English, so we have to memorize 'mice' and 'mouse' because the new rules would make you say 'mouses'.
Two "p"-Sounds?? What do you mean by that? What is the 2nd p-sound??
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There is only one /p/ sound in English.
I think the guest may be referring to the aspirated pronunciation of an initial p as opposed to that found in the middle of a word, which is not aspirated.

I was taught a little trick to learn the correct pronunciation of an aspirated /p/: take the word 'pottery', for example. Hold a piece of paper in front of your mouth while pronouncing this word. The paper must move slightly as you pronounce this /p/, so this means that a little air escapes from your mouth. You can also use a lighterEmotion: wink

Of course I'm talking about RP (Received Pronunciation), that is, Standard British English, and you could argue that this is not a variety that you find nowadays, at least not so easily. I'd agree with that.
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I want to develope my english knowledge.can you please give me some tips about spoken english?

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There is only one /p/ sound in English.

Actually, there are at least three.

Aspirated as in "pit", unaspirated as in "spit", and unreleased as in "tip" when utterance final.

There's only one phoneme /p/. There's a difference. Phonemes are generally symbolized with / /, phones (the actual sounds) with [ ].

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