AccenTraining Podcast

#118 Voice Es Word Endings To Sound like Iz

June 07, 2022 Season 5 Episode 118
AccenTraining Podcast
#118 Voice Es Word Endings To Sound like Iz
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Pronouncing words as they're spelled is one of the most difficult things to overcome when practicing English speech. With a little focus and patience however, we can make sure that you have the clear and confident sound that you're looking for.
Native English speakers pronounce |Es| added to the end of a word is pronounced like "iz". This subtle difference in sound can have an immense impact on the way you develop an American accent, so let's jump right into it!

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Follow along for yourself and practice the following idioms with me:
Hold your horses Wait patiently and calm down
Hold your horses, we'll leave shortly!

Chances are
The most probable outcome is
Chances are, you'll do just fine.

Cover your bases
To be fully prepared for success
I've covered all my bases; I've informed everyone of the meeting, made a clear presentation, and booked a conference room.

Roll with the punches
Adapt to an undesired situation
Things aren't going as planned, we'll just have to roll with the punches for now. 

Detecting your blind spots
Intro to Es Endings
Lesson Part 1: Alveolar Fricatives
Lesson Part 2: The 4 Steps to Voicing Es Endings
Lesson Part 3: Voice Es Endings in Common Words
Lesson Part 4: Voice Es Endings in Idioms
Lesson Part 5: Put it all together
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Have a Good One!