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Common Pronunciation Mistakes- I

Siddharth Paul
29 Jun 0 0
First of all, don't worry about not having a native-English accent. It's important to be able to speak clearly, so that people can understand you. However, it's almost impossible to sound exactly like a native English speaker. English isn't really our mother-tongue and it's totally not fair to expect us to know the ten thousand different rules and exceptions the language follows. English is one of the most widely spoken languages in India. As Amitabh Bachchan's famous dialogue , 'English is a funny language'. It is inconsistent, and varies in pronunciation and accent around the world. 
        Sometimes we get confuse while checking the spelling of the word either with the vowel sounds or consonant sounds. For the vowel sounds," should it be ae/ah/ai" and for consonant sounds "which letter to be used as silent?". English vowels make it really tricky to know how to say a word. “Way,” “weigh” and “whey” are all said the same, for example, while “comb,” “bomb” and “tomb” are all pronounced differently because "English is not a Phonetic Language". We replace the sounds when we get confuse with our indigenous language. Sometimes we are afraid that we might be mispronouncing some words without even knowing it. It's becoming more complicated because those mispronunciations might have become so widely used that they've actually been adopted by some dictionaries and are now accepted as correct pronunciations.
"What?"
"Can you please say it again"
You might be heard this several times while talking in English even your vocabulary and Grammar are perfect. It can be difficult for the person to understand  you, just for the pronunciation. So here are some tips regarding correct pronunciation of commonly used English words.

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Words

Wrong pronunciation

Correct Pronunciation

Meaning

1

Adobe

Ah-dob

Ah-doh-bee

Brand

2

Aegis

Ay-jis

EE-JIS

Endorsement and guidance

3

Almond

Al-mohnd

Al-mund

 

4

Alumni

Ah-lum-nee

A-lum-nayee

former pupil or student

5

Arch

Ark

Arch

Form an arch or curve

6

Archive

Ar-keev

Ar-kaa-iv

data backup or a store of old data

7

Ask

Aks

Ask

 

8

Asterisk

As-ter-ik

AS-TER-ISK

 

9

Asthma

Asth-ma

Az-maa

 

10

Asus

Ah-sus

Uh-soos

Brand

11

Bass

bus

Bay-s

 

12

Biology

Bi-logy

Bai-awe-lojy

 

13

Bowl

Ba-ohl

bohl

 

14

Buffet

Bu-fet

Boo-fey

 

15

Bullet

Boo-let

Boo-lit

 

16

Burgar

Bur-gar

Bu-gu

 

17

Cabin

Kay-bin

Kah-bin

 

18

Cache

Kashey

Kash

 

19

Capris

cape-reese

Kuh-preez

 

20

Chanel

Cha-nnel

Sh-nl

Brand

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