Lesson Two: Combinations Of Sounds That Are Not In Your Native Language
You most likely know how to say these sounds: ‘m’ ‘p’, ‘s’ and ‘d’. However do you know how to say them when they are together? For example have you ever had to say a word like ‘glimpsed’
There are FOUR consonants in a row at the end of this word, ‘
Here are some common consonant clusters and examples:
You need to know that when you are saying words with consonant clusters in them it is very important that you say all the consonants as one syllable. A mistake often made by Asian speakers among others is to put them into extra syllables. For example:
‘glimpsed’ could become ‘
or ‘bribed’ could become ‘
This does not sound correct.
Finally here is an exercise to let you know when you have really mastered this. Try saying the following:
'The sixth twisty crisp'