Here is a SIMPLE technique that you can use to speak American English more clearly.
1. Always remember to stress last names more than first names.
Bill Clinton –> CLINton is stressed
Barak Obama–> oBAma is stressed
Jennifer Lopez–>LOpez is stressed
2. The same rule applies to place names.
Here are are few examples:
New York–>York is stressed
North Carolina–> caroLIna is stressed
3. Finally, stress the state more than the city.
los ANgeles, caliFORnia
Follow these SIMPLE rules for pronouncing names and place names in American English.
You will find the people will understand you much more easily! ✽
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